Edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD in FCP X, 7, 6

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Edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD in FCP X, 7, 6

August 22, 2015 Final Cut Pro X 0
Import Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD into FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6

The DMC-G6 compact mirrorless digital camera records stunningly smooth, it is with a high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format, or MP4 format at 28 Mbps to play back on your PC or other device without conversion. The P / A / S / M mode delivers can record professional-like video. With NFC technology, you can connect the camera with a smartphone/tablet simply by touching them together.

The LUMIX DMC-G6 adds mobile creativity to the interchangeable lens camera thanks to its Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) design. Due to the High quality video quality, the Lumix DMC-G6 is popular among the camera market. Many Photographers use it to record AVCHD videos and prefer to import these videos into some popular editing software for better video presentation. However, from some Camera forum, we often found some video editing problems come from users like as:

How can I import my Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD footage into Final Cut Pro for further editing smoothly? “I’ve import my Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD files into the FCP 7 as requested, but I can’t edit the footage directly, rendering takes a long time. Did I miss something?” Can you help me solve this problem, thanks!

In fact, for the purposes of Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), FCP best supported video codec is Apple ProRes, so FCP doesn’t support Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 MPEG-4 original recordings well. So In order to import AVCHD to FCP successfully, we need to convert the unsupported AVCHD files to FCP more compatible video format like ProRes 422 MOV or ProRes 4444 MOV. You can along with some help from a 3rd-party AVCHD to FCP Converter. Acrok MTS Video Converter is recommended to be installed for that it’s able to convert Panasonic Lumix AVCHD to various video formats efficiently, which is the most user friendly video converter on the market. This Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD Video Converter is much more than a converter, it also support some other features like as trim, crop, add subtitle… Please read on and you can download the trial version to have a try, now let’s start the workflow.

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How to encode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD for FCP?

Step 1: Run AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac and load Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD files to it. You can import AVCHD clips to the program through “Add files” button or “Add from folder” button.

Edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD in FCP X, 7, 6

Step 2: Select FCP best output format for conversion. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to set the best format. You can choose ProRes 4444 MOV as output format too. In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Import Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD into FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6

Step 3: Convert AVCHD to ProRes. Click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic Lumix G6 AVCHD to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 4: When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files. Import converted MKV into FCP. Start FCP program, then select File > Import from the main menu to add the converted Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD to FCP project. Now, you can import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD in FCP without any problem.

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