Recoding Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 AVCHD to Prores before importing to FCP6
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-ZS30 (TZ40 in Europe) for months, have you got one? The compact camera DMC-ZS30 can shoot 1080p60 AVCHD/MPEG-4 video. Besides it is packed with a whole range of features that provide outstanding performance in every environment. No matter what time of the day or night, the camera guarantees outstanding results due to the 24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC lens and 20x Optical Zoom.
However, if you try to import the recorded raw AVCHD recordings to Final Cut Pro 6 for further editing, you are like to meet the incompatible error, because Log and Transfer Plugin doesn't support to transcode it to ProRes for FCP. Then you have to use a professional Mac AVCHD Converter to transform Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 AVCHD to ProRes.
Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is a excellent program to recoding AVCHD codec for Mac OS X video formats. Besides it has kinds of common and HD video formats for choosing as the export. The most important is that the built-in FCP profile can give you the best output video quality. Why not have a try? Below is the guide on how to use the tool to do AVCHD conversion.
Step 1) Install and launch the AVCHD to FCP 6 Converter computer. Hit “Add Video” icon on top toolbar to import the AVCHD .mts or .m2ts captured with Panasonic Lumix ZS30 to the program.
Step 2) Click the Format bar and select "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422(HQ)" for Final Cut Pro 6.
Step 3) Adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps for users in NTSC area and 25fps in PAL area as video bitrate to get the best video quality.
Step 4) Press the convert button on the main interface to start reformating Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 1080 60p AVCHD to FCP 6 video format for editing in Final Cut Pro.
After the conversion, get the output files via clicking the Open button. You can transfer DMC-ZS30 footages to FCP 6 without any problem.
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