For a fast and fluid Panasonic HC-V770 workflow in FCP X, users sometimes need to transcode HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD footage to a format that is best suitable for use in FCP X. Check this short tutorial to learn how to convert HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X smoothly.
Final Cut Pro X is designed to work with a wide range of video recording devices, including camcorders, digital still cameras, and iOS devices. There are lots of camcorder models are compatible with Final Cut Pro X, including Panasonic HC-V770. The Panasonic HC-V770 is a typically feature-rich high-end camcorder from Panasonic, which doesn’t support 4K recording, but features 1080p Full HD recording capability at 28Mbits/sec in AVCHD mode and 50Mbits/sec in MP4 mode.
For those who still need to transcode HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD video to ProRes codec for use in FCP X flawlessly, you may wish to read the step-by-step below.
[Guide] How to convert Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Panasonic HC-V770 60p AVCHD Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
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 7 and its former version FCP 6 and the most recent version FCPX. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering. To create smaller files, transcode your source files to Apple ProRes 422 (LT).
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
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 HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD files to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
To import the transcoded files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO NOT check “Create Optimized Media” OR “Create Proxy Media”. Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.
Hopefully this tutorial gets you on your way to an effective Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD workflow in FCP X.
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