Summary: If for some reason FCP X can not work with Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD video files smoothly, you will need to convert them to a format that is compatible with FCP X before editing. This post elaborates the best workflow between Lumix TZ60 and FCP X, and explains how to encode Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD to ProRes for use in FCP X with lossless quality.
I need to convert Panasonic TZ60 50p MTS footage for use in FCP X.
”Hi, there all, I have some 50p MTS footage about Teaching Practices in Public Schools in Sydney. I shot all the footage myself using a Panasonic Lumix TZ60 compact camera. When I tried to import Lumix TZ60 50p MTS clips to FCP X for editing, I got into trouble. FCP X seemed not to recognize them as import. Somebody said that I need to convert Lumix TZ60 AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes 422 previously, so that FCP X will accept them successfully. Is that true? If so, which converter should I use to process Panasonic 50p AVCHD to ProRes conversion? Appreciate any and all feedback/help. Thanks.”
Yes, it’s true. If for some reason FCP X can not recognize Lumix TZ60 50p/60p MTS video files smoothly, you will need to convert them to a FCP X friendly format, like Apple ProRes 422 before editing. Working well as a 50p/60p AVCHD to FCP X Converter, Video Converter for Mac is such an application to do so. It offers optimal ProRes preset for FCP and ensures audio and video in sync with best quality.
Lumix TZ60 and FCP X workflow – how to encode Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Lumix TZ60 MTS to ProRes 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 50p/60p MTS 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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