The Panasonic HDC-HS60 uses the same AVCHD compliant compression system as last year’s HD models from Panasonic. This compression system, which uses the MPEG4-AVC/H.264 codec is a standard in the consumer camcorder industry for high definition camcorders.Final Cut Pro is supposed to support AVCHD import, but it does not work very well.If you encounter any problem using HS60 AVCHD Lite on Mac, or wants to edit HDC-HS60 1080i mts in FCP/FCP 7, it is recommended that you convert HS60 full HD to MOV for FCP/FCP 7.
Apple ProRes, introduced in Final Cut Studio, was advertised to one of the codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HS60 MTS to Apple PreRes 422 MOV to Final Cut Pro/FCP7/FCE without rendering on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Panasonic HSC-HS60 videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best MTS video to ProRes converter on Mac, click the “Add” button and you can browse the HS60 1080 videos for conversion.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The video to ProRes 422 converter will transcode Panasonic HSC-HS60 1080 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro native format.
Step3. Set Size and Merge Panasonic HSC-HS60 1080i AVCHD files. (Optional)
Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box to keep the original HD resolution. Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Panasonic HDC-HS60 1920×1080 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic videos to Apple ProRes for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Panasonic AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Native Format ProRes 422 will start immediately.
After converting and merging the PanasonicHDC-HS60 AVCHD files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video is in HD 1920×1080.Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
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