Lumix GX7 60p AVCHD files and FCP X import issues

Summary: Cannot import Panasonic Lumix GX7 60p AVCHD files to FCP X? Looking for a workaround to solve your problem? If so, this post may shed you some light on this. It demonstrates how to transcode Panasonic Lumix GX7 60p AVCHD files to Apple ProRes, so that FCP X will work with them smoothly.

Lumix GX7Cannot get FCPX to recognize Lumix GX7 60p AVCHD files
User Question, “Hi, all, I have a lot of MTS recordings made with a Panasonic Lumix GX7 camera. I tried to use FCP X to edit these GX7 AVCHD files. Unfortunately, I had problems to import Lumix GX7 60p AVCHD files to FCP X. Did that mean I needed to convert GX7 60p AVCHD footage to a QuickTime MOV format so that FCP X will recognize them as import? If so, which program should I use and which format should I convert to so that I can expect an optimum performance while editing in FCP X? Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.”

If you are looking for an easy-to-use, secure and reliable Lumix AVCHD to FCP Converter, you can try out our Video Converter for Mac. Being a professional video converter program, it is able to convert HD and SD videos in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, TP, MKV, SWF, AVI, MOV, WMV, MPEG, VOB…to a wide range of file types for use in editing software (e.g. FCP X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, FCE, DaVinci Resolve, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, etc.) and portable devices (e.g. Android smartphones, Android tablets, iOS devices, Game consoles, and so on) with best quality.

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How to re-encode Lumic GX7 AVCHD MTS files to ProRes for FCP X?

Follow these steps:
transcode Panasonic Lumix GX7 60p AVCHD files to Apple ProRes

Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Panasonic MTS to FCP X Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load Panasonic Lumix GX7 AVCHD files.

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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.
convert GX7 60p AVCHD footage to QuickTime MOV
This Mac MTS to ProRes converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.

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.

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 GX7 MTS to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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