Panasonic HC-W580 to FCP X-Convert W580 1080p AVCHD to FCP X ProRec Codec

The Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder aims to bring a sense of fun and creativity to the traditional handheld camcorder, while still yielding high-quality results. Chief among these features is a Wireless Multi-Camera function that lets you record up to two additional camera angles as picture-in-picture windows using either a secondary camera built into the LCD screen, or via Wi-Fi connected mobile devices. There is also an HDR Movie mode that helps prevent blown-out highlights and blocked shadows. The creative features are complimented by a 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens that offers a large 50x optical and 90x intelligent zoom range to get you closer to the action, along with 5-axis image stabilization and a Level Shot function to produce clear, level, and more stable looking handheld footage.

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-W580 1080/60p AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit HC-W580 1080 60p AVCHD 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-W580 60p MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080/60p videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HC-W580 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 .mp4 or .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.

Panasonic HC-W580 AVCHD to FCP X

Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic HC-W580 1080/60p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic HC-W580 MP4/MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic HD 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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