How to Import Panasonic HC-V520 1080/60p MTS to Final Cut Pro X?

Panasonic HC-V520 Live Streaming HD Camcorder features a 1/5.8″ BSI MOS sensor for recording Full HD 1080/60p video in the AVCHD format. The 50x zoom lens has a fast f/1.8 max aperture and a 35mm equivalent of 28-1748mm, and the optical zoom is supplemented by an 80x Intelligent Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi enables real time broadcasting via Ustream, and Near Field Communication technology allows users to connect a smartphone or tablet in one touch. Other features include a 3″ LCD touchscreen monitor, Five Axis Hybrid OIS and iA Mode.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Lion, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Panasonic HC-V520 1080/60p AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit HC-V520 1080/60p 28Mbps in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic AVCHD to FCP X converter for Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic 1080/60p AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080/60p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HC-V520 60p MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger.

Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080/60p videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HC-V520 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac 1080/60p MTS to H.264 MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC 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. We are choosing .mov format, as this is the Mac compatible file extension. You can keep the 60fps by clicking the “Settings” button and enter 60 for the frame rate option.

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Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic HC-V520 1080/60p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic HC-V520 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting 1080/60p MTS videos to ProRes/H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

Tips:
If you are using Final Cut Pro 7 or lower version, you can also choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format for editing on Mac.

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