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Transcode Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 1080p AVCHD footages to FCP X


    The WiFi-enabled X920 3MOS BSI Pro HD video camcorder offers the utmost in shooting flexibility. Enjoy professional grade HD video you can share from anywhere. Discover its bright LEICA F1.5 12x optic system with a manual focus ring and electronic viewfinder for professional control in an easy to use design. When you're on the go, Shoot & Share lets you connect via WiFi using the Panasonic Image Connect App. Use it for remote shooting, easy share, instant transfer and remote viewing. You can even stream events live on Ustream as they are being recorded in Full HD resolution. At home, enjoy easy WiFi connections with save & playback, cloud sync, wireless TV playback, auto transfer and wireless print.

    Panasonic is trying to reach every possibility to make the images and videos clear and vivid all the time, thus many superb camcorders are produced by them to reach the goal. Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 comes out this year, US version, Europe, and Asia version.

    Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive Recording, 50p for PAL area) is another characteristic that makes those photographers decide to buy one in that picture quality of this kind of recordings are more saturated and vivid.

    As we all know, AVCHD videos are not supported by some common editors, such as FCP, iMovie and so on. But now they can be imported to FCP by Log and Transfer. However, things are not so easy to be solved. When the Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 users are intended to import AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files to FCP for editing, the notice showed that the files are unrecognizable will pop up. With its transfer rate of 28 Mbps, 1080p recording conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording, it is difficult for the editors to support.

    How to solve this kind of problem? Two solutions: First one, you can have a try to shot the videos at low resolution to import to FCP or iMovie for editing. However, it is refused by some professional photographers that they want to remember some events or scenes at highest quality. Thus the second solution may be helpful to them. Apple ProRes is the most compatible format for FCP for editing so we just need to find a professional converter to transcode these 1080p MTS videos from Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 to Apple ProRes without quality loss.

    Preparation: Find a best third party program to convert 1080p MTS files from Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 to FCP X for editing.

    The best third party program that many persons use is Brorsoft AVCHD converter that is one of the best and professional converter which can help you to transcode .mts files without quality loss. The following is the steps about converting Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 MTS files to FCP X.


    Step 1: Install the best MTS converter you have found on your Mac, 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 X.

    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:Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps. If the clips are recorded as 50p(PAL), then 25 frame rate is the best choice for you.

    Step 4: Click the arrow button on the main interface to start 1080p AVCHD converter for editing in FCP X.

    After 100% accomplishment, you just need to click the "Open" button on the main interface to find your converted file. Afterwards, you can edit your Panasonic HC-X920/X920M/X910 recordings in FCP X easily and effortlessly.

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