Summary: People sometimes have issues while importing Panasonic AF100 AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro for editing. In that case, you will need to convert AF100 AVCHD files to QuickTime format before start. This post presents the detailed steps required to transcode Panasonic AF100 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for working with FCP beautifully.
I need a proper tool to convert AF100 AVCHD files to ProRes for FCP 7
“Hi, there, does anybody get Panasonic AF100 to work with FCP 7? If so, what would be the best workflow between AF100 and FCP? I own a photo video studio for which I shoot and sometimes I also freelance edit for other studios to make some extra greenbacks. Now I need to edit some MTS files in FCP 7, they are from a camera crew using the Panasonic AF100, and the project is for one of my clients. The thing is that I don’t have a complete AVCHD structure, so I have to transcode AF100 AVCHD to ProRes 422 or ProRes HQ. I don’t really have any other choice as FCP can’t edit the separate AF100 MTS clips. I Googled ‘Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac’, but I don’t see a proper tool to convert AF100 MTS files to ProRes exist anywhere. If anyone knows such a converter app, would you please kindly let me know? Thanks a lot.”
By using Video Converter for Mac utility, you are able to convert AF100 MTS files to ProRes for editing in FCP with best quality. More than converting AVCHD footage for use in FCP, it also supports transcoding AVCHD files for editing in iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, DaVinci Resolve, etc. and for viewing on iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and other popular devices.
How to transcode Panasonic AF100 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for use in FCP 7/6/X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Panasonic AF100 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 under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The converted ProRes files can be imported to FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7 without rendering with great quality.
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 AF100 AVCHD to ProRes 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 Panasonic AF100 MTS to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro 7/6/X with optimum performance.
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