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Professional AVCHD video capabilities for FCP-import Panasonic AG-HMC40PJ AVCHD to FCP 7

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As a Professional 3MOS AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder, the AG-HMC40PJ is Panasonic’s latest introduction to its popular AVCCAM line. Adopting high-capacity SD memory cards, it shoots stunning full HD recordings in AVCHD  MTS (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with high-resolution 10.6-megapixel still photo capture at professional level bit rates. And the beauty is in the 24p, 30p and 60i frame rates available in this small camcorder. With all four professional AVCCAM recording modes: PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps), the AG-HMC40PJ records in a range of 1080 and 720 formats. 

For far superior high definition video quality, most people prefer to 1080P AVCHD from AG-HMC40. Is there a way to import AG-HMC40 AVCHD videos to FCP 7 for editing? 

If you extract AVCHD recordings from AG-HMC40 Handycam, there is no lucky for you import 1080P AVCHD to FCP directly for FCP can't work well with 1080 60P AVCHD files. In order to edit AG-HMC40PJ AVCHD video in Final Cut Pro 7 Mac smoothly and without rendering, you need to convert AG-HMC40 AVCHD recordings to an edit-friendly format, such as Apple ProRes 422, a native codec to read AVCHD copies in FCP7, as well as the latest version FCP X.

With Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac, a professional Final Cut Pro support conversion tool, you can transcode AG-HMC40 AVCHD video to FCP 7 natively ProRes .mov format for further editing. Besides, this AVCHD to FCP Mac converter also designed with some user-friendly features for initial editing, such as merging, cropping, trimming, adding special effects and subtitles to output videos.

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Below is the simple and clear tutorial of importing Panasonic AG-HMC40AVCHD to FCP 7.

First you need to transcode camera AVCHD format to FCP 7 natively ProRes 422 MOV.

Step 1: Load Panasonic 1080 60P AVCHD footage to MTS Converter for Mac


Import AVCHD files to this AVCHD to FCP Mac converter or drag and drop AVCHD clips into file area directly.


1. Digging inside the folder structure and copy over only certain AVCHD files in there may lead to no audio. To manage your AVCHD files, you’d better copy the entire AVCHD folder with the whole structure to hard drive. 

2. You can click "add a folder" to ingest AVCHD folder from your camcorder memory card directly.

Step2: Choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format


Click the "Format" option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as the output format of the AG-HMC40 AVCHD copies. Here recommended ProRes 422(HQ) which can provide better video quality for FCP 7.

Step3: Set audio and video profile


Before importing AVCHD files to Mac FCP 7, you can customize audio and video profile, like selecting 1920*1080 as the output video resolution.  

Video Bitrate is up to 60 frames per second. Here it’s recommended to tweak the 60p frame rate to 30p for easily recognized by FCP 7 on your Mac OS X


1. Increasing the bitrate will typically increase the file size and quality. 

2. The video quality of output ProRes MOV mostly depends on raw AVCHD materials.

Step 4: Transcode AG-HMC40 AVCHD to FCP 7 friendly Pro Res MOV

Click the "Convert" icon to convert and copy Panasonic AVCHD content to FCP7 natively ProRes MOV. 

The MTS Converter for Mac will run MTS to MOV conversion processing at high speed, you can check the progress bar easily. When conversion completed, you can easily import ProRes MOV from source AVCHD to FCP7 for further editing 

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