Import Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6 on Mac

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The AG-HMC150 handheld is Panasonic’s exciting introduction to the AVCCAM series. Representing a major step forward in affordable HD video capture, the HMC150 utilizes highly efficient AVCHD recording, the industry’s long GOP standard based on MPEG-4, to provide stunning image quality and longer record time. While, the importing issues always occurred between AVCHD and Final Cut Pro, since AVCHD is not the friendly format for FCP.

“I just got a new Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM camera that shoots AVCHD onto a SD card. I shot some video with it set to record at 1080/60i. When I open my FCP X on Mac, the footages cannot be recognized. I searched the method and tried the Log and Transfer, but still failed. Any help?”

Though, you may found the Log & Transfer can do the AVCHD to Apple ProRes422 LT conversion work for you; most users are not pleased with the ProRes LT codec, which means loss of quality, let alone sometimes it cannot successfully ingest the Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD .mts videos. Well, get this AVCHD to FCP Converter, which is the best solution key for you.

This UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is a professional Panasonic AVCHD video convert tool for Mac users to transcode Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP so that you can do editing with least quality loss. Another thing you should pay attention to is that Panasonic AG-HMC150 shoots 1080/60i videos, you need to deinterlace them in case they will look horrible some computers. This program can help you to solve the problem indeed.

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Now, follow the step-by-step guide transcoding and deinterlacing Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD MTS video to Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Step 1: Free Download and install AVCHD to FCP Converter to your Mac. It’s excellent AVCHD to ProRes Converter which can convert nearly all Sony/Canon/Panasonic camcorder videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc. Then import your Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD files.

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Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)” as output format for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

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The Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) codec offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources (without an alpha channel) and provides the following:

Target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps (1920 x 1080 at 60i)

Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422


1. You can also select Apple ProRes 422(LT) which will give smaller file size.

Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

2. You can deinterlace and edit the Panasonic AG-HMC150 1080/60i mts videos in this program before converting to other formats on Mac OS. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.

By the way, if you need to remove interlace for the media file, just click on “Edit”, you will see a Video Editor panel where you are able to easily edit your 1080i HD video by using several powerful editing functions. Click on “Effect” tab, and check the deinterlace option.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start converting/deinterlacing Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCHD videos to FCP X/7/6 on Mac OS.

After a shot conversion, you will be able to import Panasonic AG-HMC150 mts videos to FCP X/7/6 for editing without rendering. With it, you can also get the Panasonic AG-HMC150 mts video to recognized by FCP X/7/6. Just have a try. Good luck!

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