Edit Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD in FCP X via ProRes codec

Panasonic AG-AC160A can record full HD 1080p AVCHD MTS files, but how to load AVCHD MTS videos from Panasonic AG-AC160A to FCP X and edit with native supported Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 codec, just read this article and get the best solution.

Panasonic AG-AC160A FCP X

Panasonic AG-AC160A is a striking HD camcorder on the recording field, it is the upgrade version of the previous AG-AC160 camcorder. With the AG-AC160A camcorder users can shot videos in 1080 60p, 1080 30p, 1080 60i, 1080 24p and 720 60p, the recordings will be in AVCHD MTS format, which is the top quality choice to record high definition videos with Panasonic AVCCAM camcorder. Besides the AVCHD recording feature, the AG-AC160A camcorder also adapted many new functions, such as Manual Control Rings, Optical Image Stabilization, Low-Noise 3MOS Image Sensor, ND Filter, Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS), 18-Bit Digital Signal Processor, etc. these striking features will help you to get high quality videos with Panasonic AG-AC160A easily.

How to edit Panasonic AG-AC160A files with FCP X smoothly?

“Can anyone share an easy solution to edit Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD files with FCP X smoothly? Just one month ago I purchased Panasonic AG-AC160A camcorder to record 1080p videos for my customer, I recorded a lot of clips and they are in AVCHD MTS format, when I want to load them into Final Cut Pro X for editing, I found the files are not supported by FCP X, can you help me to edit Panasonic AG-AC160A files with FCP X smoothly? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

There are some Panasonic AG-AC160A users have found that the FCP X can’t recognize recorded AVCHD MTS files, and they want a solution for this. Why FCP X can’t support Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD MTS files? The main reason is that Panasonic AG-AC160A recorded files are in FCP X unsupported video format. If you check on Apple Final Cut Pro X official website you will know that it supports Apple ProRes codec best, only with Apple ProRes codec you can edit videos smoothly in Final Cut, for other HD videos you will get importing or editing issues. In this case the best way to edit Panasonic AG-AC160A files with FCP X is to convert AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes codec MOV format, and then you can edit the footages with Final Cut Pro X on Mac smoothly.

Convert Panasonic AG-AC160A to FCP X

Free download Acrok MTS Converter for Mac, install this program on your Mac computer, run it as the best Panasonic AG-AC160A to FCP X converter. Both Windows version and Mac version are available to use.

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1. Launch this Panasonic AG-AC160A to FCP X converter, click add files button to load the footages that you want to transcode, you can add batch files at one time, besides AVCHD MTS files, you can also load MXF, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, FLV, AVI, MKV or any other formats into the software for converting.

MTS Converter for Mac - Convert Panasonic AG-AC160A video for FCP X

Click format bar you will be able to select a video format from the rich formats, to edit Panasonic AG-AC160A files with FCP X, we recommend you to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), because this is the native supported video format of Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7.

Convert Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD files to FCP X ProRes MOV on Mac

2. Before transcode Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCHD to FCP X, you can adjust the output settings. By clicking settings button on the main interface you can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. according to your need.

3. Click convert button to start Panasonic AG-AC160A to FCP X conversion process.

The steps showed above is the way to convert Panasonic AG-AC160A to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, please follow the steps and take a try, when the conversion is finished you can get the converted video and load them into Final Cut Pro X and edit as you want.

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