Convert/Transcode Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes for FCP X
Panasonic HDC-Z10000, the world’s first 3D camcorder to use the AVCHD Progressive video format (albeit in 2D capture mode), is equipped with 1,152,000-dot 8.8-cm/3.5-inch naked-eye 3D LCD display, dual sensor 3MOS Panasonic amounted 6:57 megapixel camera and dual 32mm lens with 12x optical zoom capabilities in 2D mode and 10x optical zoom in the 3D mode. In 3D mode, HDC-Z10000 applies a parallax barrier to control the direction of the light from the LCD, and images with slightly different perceptions are viewed by the right and left eyes, thus creating a 3D effect. The camcorder also captures .MPO 3D still images at a 2.1-megapixel resolution. In 2D mode, the camcorder can record full HD 1080p video at 60 fps, as well as 1920 x 1080 video at 24p, 30p, and 60i in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. Its 2D still images cap out at 3 megapixels in JPG format.
- The fantastic 3D/2D shooting feature makes an increasing number of photographers and shutterbugs crazy about Panasonic HDC-Z10000. But when the users are trying to edit their 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) files in FCP X, they will notice that FCP X can not support the 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files as they want. So the first step they should take is to convert Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes, which is more friendly with FCP X, if the users want to import and edit 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) files in FCP X.
- Here recommended the best Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes Converter for FCP X. It can not only do the conversion from the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes for FCP X, but also equipped with some simple editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.
- Let’s start the easy conversion with the step-by-step guide on how to transcode Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes for FCP X:
- Step 1: Import Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to the top AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes Converter for Mac.
Connect your Panasonic HDC-Z10000 to your Apple computer with USB 2.0. Run the best AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes Converter and then click the button for adding to import the 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files.
Tip: If you have multiple Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) files, you can select the “Merge into one” to stitch the multiple video files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.
- Step 2: Select an output format for FCP X and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Note 1: If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*mov)/ Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.
Note 2: You should install the Apple ProRes codec manually since the latest FCP X can not install the Codec automatically, not the same as its previous version.
- Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro X. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
- Step 4: Start converting your Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) files to Apple ProRes for FCP X.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
- When the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to Apple ProRes conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for FCP X by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import the converted and/or merged Panasonic HDC-Z10000 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS(2D) to FCP X for editing with high quality without any trouble.
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