DVX200 in FCP7-work with AG-DVX200 footage in FCP7

Couldn’t figure out a way to edit AG-DVX200 footage in FCP 7 smoothly? Read this post to learn a workaround to transcode AG-DVX200 recordings to ProRes codec for use in FCP 7 flawlessly.
importing Panasonic DVX200 4K footage to FCP 7
Panasonic AG-DVX200 can record .mov/mp4 FHD to the secondary recorder as 50Mbps or 8Mbps proxies. AVCHD FHD recording is supported at a wide range of bit rates up to 28Mbps in addition to standard definition. For DVX200 shooters working primarily in UHD and 4K, the higher data loads may point to the need for a faster computer and NLE platform. It may also be a reason to convert to ProRes for smoother, more hassle-free playback, depending on the editing platform. Check a quick guide on how to transcode AG-DVX200 footage to ProRes for editing in FCP 7 smoothly.

AG-DVX200 and FCP 7 workflow-how to convert DVX200 UHD and 4K footage to FCP 7 preferred ProRes codec?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
converting DVX200 4K (MP4/MOV) video to Apple ProRes 422

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional DVX200 footage to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Panasonic AG-DVX200 workflow with FCP 7

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 7. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
DVX200 footage to ProRes Converter
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Panasonic DVX200 footage to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7 with optimum performance.

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