GF3 vs GF2-Convert Panasonic DMC-GF3 AVCHD/AVCHD Lite to FCP X/FCP 7

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Panasonic DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic DMC-GF2

Panasonic DMC-GF3 and GF2 are Panasonic’s recommended interchangeable lens cameras, each has its special features. Marketed as ‘The World’s Smallest & Lightest System Camera’ the GF3 continues on the path set by the GF2 towards a smaller, simpler, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera aimed at those looking to trade up from a compact.

It would be fair to say that, coming a mere seven months after the launch of the GF2, the GF3 is essentially a smaller, lighter, faster, and simpler version. A lot of the specification remains the same: it has the same 3in touch screen and 12 Megapixel sensor as in the GF2, and although the new Venus Engine FHD processor adds faster AF and continuous shooting, the best video quality remains the same full HD 1080i in AVCHD format and 720p in AVCHD Lite format.

When facing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the choice between them is not easy. Personally i think the Panasonic DMC-GF3 has better JPG colors and slightly better high ISO performance. Also, GF3 sits in the hand better.

How to Edit DMC-GF3 AVCHD/AVCHD Lite Recordings on Mac with FCP X or FCP 7?

Personally I have chose GF3, I like this camera and always take it to record my life. After shot, I like to use Final Cut to edit videos from GF3 and then make into a DVD. However, Final Cut Studio does not import the DMC-GF3 1080/60i AVCHD or 720p AVCHD Lite Videos. Via Google, I find that UFUSoft AVCHD/AVCHD Lite Converter for Mac is the recommended program to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 AVCHD files/ AVCHD Lite files to Apple ProRes for FCP X/FCP 7 without rendering.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic DMC-GF3 1080/60i or 720p MTS to Final Cut on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Lumix GF3 AVCHD videos to UFUSoft GF3 AVCHD Converter for Mac.

After connecting Panasonic GF3 camera to iMac, copy and transfer the AVCHD Lite files from Lumix DMC-GF3 camera through the PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMW > STREAM folder to Apple hard drive disk. Run Panasonic AVCHD/AVCHD Lite Converter for Mac as the best Mac DMC-GF3 MTS to FCP X/FCP7 converter, and click the “Add” button to load the 1080i or 720p .mts videos.

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Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.

Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The AVCHD to ProRes 422 converter will transcode Panasonic DMC-GF3 1080i AVCHD, 720P AVCHD Lite to Final Cut Pro native format.

Tip: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, introduced in Final Cut Studio, was advertised to one of the codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro.

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Step 3. Convert DMC-GF3 AVCHD/AVCHD Lite to ProRes MOV for Final Cut.

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Lumix AVCHD video converter will start the batch conversion from Lumix GF3 AVCHD/AVCHD Lite to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro/FCP X/7 with the best quality.

After converting the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express(FCE) 4) and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing in full HD.

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