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How to import/edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS in FCP X/7/6?
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June 8, 2014
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. It also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology, in-camera creative controls, and a high-speed 49-point autofocus in both photo and video mode. The GH4 delivers video quality surpassing many professional video cameras. Video can be recorded in a variety of formats, from efficient AVCHD and AVCHD Progressive, to 200 Mbps All-Intra and 100 Mbps IPB MOV and MP4 formats.

So if you use Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 for the AVCHD recording and want to edit the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 mts files on Mac with FCP 6/7/X, you could find that Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4’s recording AVCHD MTS files are not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio. So if you want to edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro 6/7/Final Cut Pro X, you can convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD to FCP 6/7/X ProRes MOV before editing.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.

Step1. Load Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.

After transferring .mts files from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD to ProRes MOV converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.

Step2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) output format.

Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. Import Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD format to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing.

Step3. Merge Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD files. (Optional)

Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step4. Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD converter starts converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS videos to ProRes 422 MOV, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Studio.

After converting and merging the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio like Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 or iMovie for editing in full HD

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