Q: I need help in editing Panasonic HC-VX870 4K MP4 and 1080P AVCHD (.mts) in Final Cut Pro, Thanks! Last week, my friends took part in the Campus Dance Competition, and I have recorded some wonderful videos by Panasonic HC-VX870. In order to render better, I want to edit them in FCP, but I encounter some problems when I imported the Panasonic HC-VX870 footage in FCP, I can’t edit them.
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is the second model down in Panasonic’s new 4K camcorder range after the HC-WX970, and many users are attracted by this camcorder. The VX870 is made to film in 4K. The 4K photo function lets you capture those “perfect” moments by extracting individual frames as 8MP images. With four times the resolution than Full HD, video is captured in crisp detail. When footage is down-converted to Full HD, the data will have even better definition and clarity than those filmed in HD. Some people may can’t wait to try this excellent camera once they have got it. Recording in 4K resolution gives you greater flexibility when it comes to editing your video in some editing software like as FCP (FCP X, FCP7, FCP 6), Sony Vegas Pro, Adobo Premiere Pro, iMovie, Avid… Panasonic HC-VX870 camcorder is able to record 4K videos in MP4 format and 1080p videos in AVCHD (.mts) format, and the AVCHD is much more better for shooting HD video. However in order to put 4K and Full HDrecordings in FCP for editing is not very easy thing as you imagine.
Now most Mac users found Final Cut Pro does not support well with Panasonic HC-VX870 recordings. From the Apple website we know, Apple ProRes codec video is supported by Final Cut Pro well, and we can edit ProRes 422/4444 MOV footage in FCP X/7/6 without rendering. So If you want to import and edit Panasonic HC-VX870 footage in FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6 freely, we need to convert Panasonic HC-VX870 4K video to ProRes codec on Mac. At this time you need a Panasonic HC-VX870 FCP Converter, then you can use this Panasonic Video Converter to encod your HC-VX870 files to ProRes codec. Below is the step by step guide for you how to import and edit Panasonic HC-VX870 video in Final Cut Pro.
How to import Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD to FCP?
Step 1: Download Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac and install it. After that, click “Add Files” button to upload your Panasonic HC-VX870 4K MP4 or 1080P MTS footage. You can import several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu, then Choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as export format. If you like, you can choose “Apple ProRes 4444 (*mov)” as output format.
Tips: Click “Editing” button to do some editing as you want. You can trim, crop, or add watermak in your videos. If you are Windows 10 user and want to get Apple ProRes video, you can try Acrok HD Video Converter Windows version software to convert MP4 and MTS to ProRes 422 MOV on Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button on to start Panasonic HC-VX870 video to Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) conversion process.
Conclusion: Once the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the converted video footage. You can import the converted Panasonic HC-VX870 files into Final Cut Pro to edit as you want.