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Panasonic DMC-G6 60p AVCHD Workflow: Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Final Cut Express


    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a welcome addition to the lineup MILC — mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. In video capture, it can shoot AVCHD or MPEG4 formats at Full HD 1920×1080 pixel resolution using a Class 4 card or better. And you can shoot stills while recording video. Auto focus tracking locks on the subject and maintains focus even as it moves.

    Maybe you are considering purchasing the Panasonic G6 which looks like a superb camera. The only concern is that the AVCHD output hard to be perfectly recognized by some video editing software like FCP, FCE, iMovie, etc. While, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

    This program is good at encoding camera shootings in AVCHD .mts/.m2ts formats to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. AIC for iMoive, ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer. In this guide, we will run it as a Panasonic AVCHD Converter to transcode Panasonic DMC-G6 60p AVCHD to AIC for iMovie/Final Cut Express, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X and FCP 6/7. More than converting MTS recordings, you can also use it to crop, trim, add watermark, attach subtitles (*.srt, *.ass, *.ssa ) to your video clips. Download the MTS converter on Mac and follow the tutorial.

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    Guidelines: How to Successfully Import and Edit Panasonic DMC-G6 60p AVCHD with FCP, iMovie, FCE

    Step 1: Add MTS/M2TS footage

    Run the Mac AVCHD converter, then click "Add File" button to import this MTS/M2TS video to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the G6 shoots directly to the software. Batch conversion is fully supported.


    Step 2: Set iMovie/FCE/FCP supported format

    Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” is the best compatible video format you need for editing Panasonic MTS video in iMovie/FCE. And for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 is optimal.


    Tip: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for M2T source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

    Step 3: Start conversion

    Hit the Convert button to start the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 60p AVCHD to Mac conversion.

    After the conversion, you can get the resulted video by clicking the Open button in the main interface. Now, you can play/edit Panasonic G6 video in FCP/iMovie/FCE on Mac OS X freely.

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