Solution for editing Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS videos in FCP

Summary: Wanna know the simple way to edit Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS videos in FCP? This article will teach you how to import Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS files to FCP freely.

The Panasonic AG-AC160 Camcorder incorporates a wide variety of high-end production features including variable frame rate recording in 1080p with AVCCAM HD recording based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high-profile encoding for worldwide use. As a Panasonic user, are you looking for an easy solution to import Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS videos to FCP for postproduction after recording? This article will teach you how to edit Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS files in FCP simply.

Although FCP suppliers mentioned that users could transfer AVCHD videos into FCP via Log&Transfer (or dirctly load to FCP X), to some professional filmmakers, this process is much tedious and painful in that they have a large amount of videos to edit. In fact, here is an alternative way for you to choose. Since the most friendly video codec for FCP support is Apple ProRes, then we just need to find a powerful third party program to encode Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS to Apple ProRes MOV.

There are a lot of Apps for users to select online. Based on users feedback, I highly recommend Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which is known as the best AVCHD Converter for Mac that can help users transcode AG-AC160 AVCHD to Prores 422 MOV for FCP editing without quality loss. Besides FCP preset, it also supplies other ideal codecs including AIC, DNxHD, MPEG-2 for iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, After Effects .ect. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to start conversion.

How to Import Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS videos to FCP

Step 1: Load Panasonic AVCHD videos

Connect your AG-AC160 to your Mac with USB2.0.

Run Brorsoft MTS to ProRes Converter and then click "Add video" button to load MTS files from Panasonic AG-AC160. Or you can drag&drop files to the program directly.

Step 2: Set output format

Click the "Format" option, and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format, which is the best compatible video format for FCP.

1. If you want the HD export videos, please set ProRes 422 or ProRes 422 (HQ) as output. If you are intended to get the SD converted files with smaller size, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 are the choices for you.

2. Adjust video and audio parameters in the Profile Settings if necessary. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 3: Start conversion

After all settings, tap the "Convert" button to start Panasonic AG-AC160 to FCP conversion.

Once the conversion process is at 100%, you can get the encoded Panasonic AVCHD files via "Open" panel. Now, you can import and edit the Panasonic AG-AC160 MTS files in FCP smoothly.

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