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Quick convert transcoding 1080 60P AVCHD files to FCP X
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November 28, 2013
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Panasonic HC-X900 is expert HD Camcorder with advanced 3MOS System Pro, which brought Panasonic’s highest-ever image quality in 2012. Compared to HDC-HS900/TM900/SD900/SD800, the 3MOS System Pro achieves a dramatic improvement in performance with a totally re-engineered lens, sensor, and engine. These advances allows the HC-X900 to record stunning Full-HD 1920 x 1080p (60p) recordings with breathtaking color, detail and gradation even in dim lighting.

As we all know, to edit Panasonic HC-X900 1080 60P AVCHD MTS in FCP, one real pain is the AVCHD codec. That means you have to convert and transcode AVCHD MTS to native Apple ProRes Codec for FCP editing. Quite a few people are used to ClipWrap to ranscode AVCHD to ProRes codec. However, the video quality may not satisfy you. For example, if you want to edit Panasonic HC-X900 1080 60P AVCHD files in FCP on Mac, you cannot avoid a problem. And i think you have got it. Yes, there are no any 1080 60p pre-sets at all in FCP and we will find that FCP just default 1080 60p to 30p.

Any suggestion? Perhaps a professional AVCHD video Converter for Mac will be a proper solution.

Aunsoft Top 1 iMedia Converter for Maccan convert transcode 1080 60P AVCHD files to Mac editing systems, including Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, etc. With this Mac video converter, you can easily handle on editing 1080 60P AVCHD in Mac FCP.

Here is a tutorial to help you natively edit Panasonic HC-X900 1080 60P AVCHD MTS in Mac FCP with Apple ProRes codec.

Step1: Load Panasonic HC-X900 1080 60P AVCHD ecordings to iMedia Converter for Mac

Click “add video” or drag and drop AVCHD files to the file area directly. If you saved AVCHD clips in one folder, you can load a folder.

Step2: Select native Apple ProRes Codec for FCP on Mac

Click the “format” and choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” files as the output format for FCP editing. Apple ProRes codec can read AVCHD in FCP natively. ProRes 422 HQ is recommended for it offers the utmost possible quality for Panasonic 1080 60P AVCHD files.


1.To copy 1080 60P AVCHD recordings to Mac iMovie and Final Cut Express, Apple InterMediate Codec (AVI) (*.mov) is the most proper export format.

2. To turn 1080 60P AVCHD content to Mac Avid, Avid DNxHD (*.mov) is recommended.

Step3: Set audio and video profile

You need to set frame rate as 60 frames per second so that Aunsoft copy 1080 60P AVCHD recordings to Mac iMovie can export ProRes HQ MOV with no loss 1080p 60frames AVCHD for editing in FCP on Mac.

It is recommended to set video bitrate as high quality here.

Tip: The output ProRes MOV quality mostly depends on raw 1080P AVCHD files you shoot.

Step 4: Transcode Panasonic HC-X900 1080 60P AVCHD to FCP

Clik “Conversion” icon in the main interface to convert your Panasonic AVCHD files.

After conversion completed, you can preview the output MOV video via the preview function of Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.

When you completed convertion part, you can natively edit Panasonic HC-X900 1080 60P editing HC-X900 AVCHD 1080 60P .

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