Summary: If you are facing import issues while loading Lumix ZS40 60p AVCHD MTS video to FCP X for further editing, you may have interest in this post. It explains how to convert Panasonic ZS40 60p MTS clips to ProRes for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Converting Lumix ZS40 60p video to ProRes for FCP X in a correct way
“Hi, guys, I am looking for a converter that can convert Lumix ZS40 60p video to ProRes for FCP X in a correct way. Indeed, I already have a video converter installed on my iMac, but my new purchased Panasonic Lumix ZS40 camera produces 1080/60p slow motion AVCHD videos, which are not converted completely with this converter. Does anyone know such a converter to do this? Any suggestions? Thanks a lot for your help.”
Well, if you are looking for a converter that is capable of transcoding Lumix ZS40 60p MTS files to ProRes for working with FCP X, you can give Video Converter for Mac a shot. This Mac converter utility works well as a Panasonic ZS40 AVCHD Converter for FCP, featuring optimal Apple ProRes preset for FCP, which can be imported to FCP X natively without extra rendering.
Lumix ZS40 and FCP X workflow – encode ZS40 60p MTS to ProRes for editing in FCP X
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Lumix ZS40 60p Video to FCP Converter. 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 under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is workable in FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 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.
This Mac Panasonic Lumix AVCHD to FCP Video 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 ZS40 60p video 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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