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Transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ 10 MTS to ProRes for FCP 7 editing


    Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix DMC-ZS7 compact superzoom (TZ10 outside the US) with GPS that geo-tags and identifies over half a million locations. The latest in the popular TZ7, TZ5, TZ3 series, it also gains the company's 'Power O.I.S' image stabilization system, claimed to be twice as effective as on the old model. Full P/A/S/M control modes increase its photographer appeal, while the brightness and saturation optimizing 'Happy Mode' helps boost its point-and-shoot potential. The improved Venus Engine HDII processor offers differential image processing based on image content. AVCHD movie recording, SDXC support, high-res 3" display and 12x optical zoom (25-300mm equiv.)

    The Key Features:
    Manual Exposure for More Control
    HD Movie Recording
    Introducing new POWER O.I.S

    The reviews from users:
    The good:
    Lots of features to experiment with; manual; semimanual controls;built-in GPS

    A very good, fully loaded compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 offers a lot of shooting flexibility and a built-in GPS.

    The bad:
    Disappointing low-light photos

    From above reviews, we can easily know that users are satisfied with video quality from Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 at least. But for professional photographer, good quality of the video is not enough for them, they need the video to be edited in FCP , iMovie or some professional editors perfectly. As we all know the video format of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is AVCHD. While the most compatible codec for FCP 7 editing is Apple ProRes. Some persons may insist that FCP 7 can edit in FCP 7. But I am afraid that if your videos are captured by 60p or 50p, it is difficult to import these files to FCP 7 in that the formation which 60/50p files contain is more than 60/50i files.

    "Hey guys, I have a problem. It is relevant to my camcorder Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. Looking directly at MTS files - they can be played by default with VLC.Obviously a test input to FCP does not recognize format. What can I do? Help!"

    The most useful and convenient way to solve the problem is to find a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 MTS Converter to transcode these files to Apple ProRes for FCP7.

    The best third party program many persons used is Brorsoft AVCHD converter that is one of the best and professional converter . It can transcode files with minimum loss. The following is the steps about converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 MTS files to FCP 7.


    Step 1: Find a best Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 for FCP 7 MTS converter to install, then imput the recordings to the program.

    Tips: You can imput a number of files to the programs, and if necessary, you can use the function "Merge into one"

    Step 2: Choose the best compatible output format--Apple ProRes for FCP 7.

    Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile Settings. You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

    Tip: Video size:1280*720 & Frame rate: 30fps(NTSC) or 25fps(PAL)

    Step 4: Click the arrow button on the main interface to start Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 for FCP 7 conversion for editing in FCP.

    After 100% accomplishment, you just need to click the "Open" button on the main interface to find your converted file. That is to say you can edit your Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 in FCP easily and effortlessly.

    1. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.
    2. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
    3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
    4. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.

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