Load/Ingest Panasonic HC-V160 AVCHD Video to Final Cut Pro X

The HC-V160 Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic makes it easy to capture your subjects in Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, whether far away or close-up. It features a wide-angle lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 32.3mm and a large 38x optical and 77x intelligent zoom range for capturing far away subjects. To deliver clearer images, especially at long focal lengths, the camcorder has built-in image stabilization to help correct from shakes and jitters when shooting handheld.

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-V160 1080/60i AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit HC-V160 1080/60i 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 1080/60i AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080/60i 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-V160 60i MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080/60i videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HC-V160 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac 1080/60i 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 120fps by clicking the “Settings” button and enter 120 or 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-V160 1080/60i MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic HC-V160 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting 1080/60i 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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