Convert Panasonic DMC-GF2 AVCHD/AVCHD Lite to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a simplified version of the company’s GF1, it inherits the same flat-body design but with revised control layout and touch-screen control. It is built around a 12MP CMOS sensor but with a more powerful processor than its predecessor, allowing 720p AVCHD Lite and AVCHD video recording of 1080i60 movies from 1080p30 capture. It is also compatible with the company’s recently released 3D lens. When the DMC-GF2 users are greatly pleased with the HD effect, they will find that the AVCHD Lite (MTS) can not be recognized by Final Cut Pro. Then how to import Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 AVCHD Lite MTS to FCP for editing?

How to Edit DMC-GF2 AVCHD Recordings on Mac with FCP X or FCP 7?

After shot videos with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, you may like to use Final Cut to edit videos from GF2 and then make into a DVD. However, Final Cut Studio does not import the DMC-GF2 1080/60i AVCHD Videos. Via Google, you will find that UFUSoft AVCHD/AVCHD Lite Converter for Mac is the recommended program to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 AVCHD files/ AVCHD Lite files to Apple ProRes for FCP X/FCP 7 without rendering.

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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.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic DMC-GF2 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 GF2 AVCHD videos to UFUSoft GF2 AVCHD Converter for Mac.

After connecting Panasonic GF2 camera to iMac, copy and transfer the AVCHD Lite files from Lumix DMC-GF2 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-GF2 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-GF2 1080i AVCHD, 720P AVCHD Lite to Final Cut Pro native format.

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Step 3. Convert DMC-GF2 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 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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