Transcode/Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD to FCP X ProRes 422/4444 on Mac

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. It also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology, in-camera creative controls, and a high-speed 49-point autofocus in both photo and video mode. The GH4 delivers video quality surpassing many professional video cameras. Video can be recorded in a variety of formats, from efficient AVCHD and AVCHD Progressive, to 200 Mbps All-Intra and 100 Mbps IPB MOV and MP4 formats.

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 Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit Lumix DMC-GH4 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 Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 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 Lumix DMC-GH4 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 videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac 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.

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Step 3. Merge Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS videos to ProRes/H.246 .mov, and joining the Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X. 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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