Panasonic AG-AC7 is a highly affordable full HD camcorder, have you got it and recorded some AVCHD MTS files? Do you have problem to import Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD MTS files to FCP X for editing? After you read this article you will know the easiest way to edit Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD files in FCP X with Apple ProRes codec.
Panasonic AG-AC7 is a hot AVCHD camcorder which supports full HD 1920*1080 recording, with built-in 16.7x (optical) / 23x (Intelligent) zoom lens you can easily get high quality AVCHD MTS videos, AVCHD format is widely supported by Panasonic camcorders, Canon camcorders, Sony camcorders and cameras, it will help you to maintain the best quality videos when you recording.
How to import AVCHD MTS from Panasonic AG-AC7 to FCP X?
If you have got the Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD camcorder for some time, you may have recorded some AVCHD videos with it, do you have problem when you load the Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD files to FCP X on your MacBook or iMac? On Panasonic camcorder related forums, there are a few users have the Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD to FCP X importing and editing issue, most of them have found the AVCHD MTS videos are not supported by Final Cut, and they can’t import and edit Panasonic AG-AC7 videos with FCP X smoothly. Maybe you also have this issue and would like someone to explain the reason. If you search help from Apple Final Cut Pro X, you may learn that it is the video format compatibility issue that caused this, Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD MTS format is not compatible with FCP X, if you want to edit Panasonic AG-AC7 files with FCP X smoothly, you will need to convert AVCHD MTS to FCP X native supported codec or format.
Convert Panasonic AG-AC7 to FCP X supported format
As the recorded file of Panasonic AG-AC7 is in AVCHD MTS format, in order to convert Panasonic AG-AC7 to FCP X supported format, you will need a good MTS to FCP X converter, here we would like to recommend Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac software for you, because this converter can convert AVCHD MTS files and other HD videos to any video formats you need. This program has many optimized formats, such as FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec MOV format, Avid Media Composer native supported DNxHD codec, iMovie and FCE supported AIC codec, etc. with this software you don’t need to worry about Panasonic AG-AC7 to FCP X importing and editing problem anymore.
Easy steps to transcode Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD to FCP X
1. Install and run Panasonic AG-AC7 to FCP X converter, you will see the main interface, click add files to import Panasonic AG-AC7 AVCHD MTS files into the software, you can also directly drag and drop the videos into this AVCHD converter.
2. Choose best format for FCP X for output. We recommend you to convert Panasonic AG-AC7 MTS to Apple ProRes codec MOV format, this is native supported format of Final Cut, just choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
3. Before you convert MTS to FCP X, you can click settings button to do custom presets, you will be able to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec and others according to your need.
4. Click on the convert button on the main interface of the Panasonic AG-AC7 MTS to FCP X converter, and the conversion will begin.
Now you just need to wait, until all your Panasonic AG-AC7 files are transcoded to Final Cut Pro X supported Apple ProRes codec, you can click open folder button to get the videos and load them into FCP X, now you can edit Panasonic AG-AC7 files with FCP X smoothly.