I’m looking to upgrade from my Panasonic SD9 that I bought in 2009, and it looks like the current HC-V770 is the right one for me. It enables users to record Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps. While I’ve read threads about problems when importing footage from Panasonic HC-V770 to Final Cut Pro (even with the latest FCP X). Searching further through forums, I have figured out a solution. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic V770 1080 60P footage and FCP X to work beautifully.
Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the latest FCP X. In order to import Panasonic HC-V770 AVCHD footage into FCP X for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 1080 60p MTS to ProRes .mov format first, which is a native format for Final Cut Pro. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic V770 MTS to ProRes MOV in detail.
Converting Panasonic HC-V770 AVCHD to ProRes Final Cut Pro X Editing
The quick workaround is to use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which can be used as a professional Panasonic AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks included). With it, you can transcode Panasonic HC-V770 MTS to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X. Besides, more presets like Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer are provided as well.
Step 1. Load original MTS files
Launch the Mac Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose output format
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.
Tip: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.
Step 3. Start converting
Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcoding Panasonic V770 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.
After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import HC-V700 footage to FCP X for editing with best quality.