Transcode Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP on Mac

Posted by admin on October 4, 2014 under Panasonic AVCHD | Comments are off for this article

The Panasonic AG-AC7 is a versatile, low-cost professional AVCHD shoulder-mount camcorder featuring Full HD (1920 x 1080) and SD (480i) recording to SDHC/SDXC media. Highly compact at weighs less than 4 pounds, the AC7 offers multiple recording formats and comes complete with a large grip and zoom lever, as well as a wide-diameter manual focus ring for smooth precise operation. The AG-AC7 is equipped with a wide-angle lens, facilitating panoramic capture and shooting in confined spaces. Its intelligent zoom function enables telephoto shots at up to 23x magnification, with images maintaining clear, beautiful HD image quality.

When you edit Panasonic AG-AC7 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-AC7 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-AC7 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-AC7 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-AC7 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-AC7 MTS/M2TS files to it.

Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD Video Converter

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.

Convert Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD

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-AC7 AVCHD in FCP with best quality.

STEP 4: Start to convert Panasonic AG-AC7 MTS to ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X via clicking the “Convert” icon.

When the Panasonic AG-AC7 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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