Import Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro on Mac

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The Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC80 with its high-resolution 3-megapixel imager offers multiple AVCCAM recording formats and enhanced professional functions for stable, shoulder-mount shooting. The HMC80 uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high profile encoding – which provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression based formats – so recordings look clean and crisp, even during fast motion, without image degradation or dropouts. The camera offers useful solid-state recording functions including pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture.

When you edit Panasonic AG-HMC80 1080P AVCHD videos in FCP X, you will spent much time to import 1080P video files, and you can’t play it in FCP X’s preview window smoothly. So you need convert the AG-HMC80 AVCHD for FCP X compatible video format.

The latest version of Final Cut Pro is supposed to support AVCHD Lite videos. However, there might be some problem when import Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6. There are also some FCP users reporting that their FCP could not recognize the AVCHD files. If you encounter any problem using Panasonic AVCHD on Mac, or want to edit Panasonic AVCHD Lite in FCP, it is recommended that you convert AG-HMC80 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro. And with UFUSoft AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, you can get the best quality video in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6.

First, you can go to download and install the AVCHD to ProRes Converter on your Mac. This top Mac AVCHD converter enables you to transcode Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to FCP more friendly format Apple ProRes formats including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 that are all compatible with Final Cut Pro.

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STEP 1: Launch the AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter and load the Panasonic AG-HMC80 MTS/M2TS files to it.
Tip: If you wanna join Panasonic AG-HMC80 MTS/M2TS files for Final Cut Pro, please select all files and click Merge.

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STEP 2: Click on Format, and from the dropdown menu, we recommend Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (.*mov) as the output format for FCP. Then you can set the output folder as you want.

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STEP 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing AG-HMC80 AVCHD in FCP with best quality.

STEP 4: Start to convert Panasonic AG-HMC80 MTS to ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X via clicking the “Convert” icon.

When the Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to Apple ProRes codec transcoding process is completed, you can get the converted .mov files to FCP for editing on Mac OS X without any problem.

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