Panasonic DMC-GX7 Workflow: FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere Pro

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Panasonic DMC-GX7 Workflow: FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere Pro

Post  lydia520622 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:34 pm

Summary: If you are puzzeled with the problem that you can't edit your MTS footage from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 in iMovie, FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro, you’d better transcode your Lumix DMC-GX7 AVCHD files first to resolve the incompatible problem.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a compact digital camera that features a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor to produce high resolution imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. The combination of these two technologies affords a wealth of detail and clarity in imagery and also supports full HD 1080p video recording at 60 or 24 fps in AVCHD or MP4 formats. In this page, we focus on the incompatible issue of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 MTS in iMovie, FCP, Avid MC and Adobe Premiere Pro. Read on to find out the solution.

As far as we know and the feedback from the Panasonic DMC-GX7 users, many nonlinear video editing software on Mac like iMovie 8/9/11, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. can’t perfectly import AVCHD .mts files from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 directly. Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft
MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
to achieve the goal in a fast way.

This Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users finish the MTS transcoding on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.

Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP

Step 1: You need to download, install and run the smart
Panasonic AVCHD MTS Converter Mac and transfer your MTS recordings to the program.

Step 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.

a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.

b. To edit Panasonic DMC-GX7 footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).

c. For iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

d. For importing Panasonic DMC-GX7 to Premiere Pro, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg).

Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

Step 3: Finally, please click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic Lumix conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie for smooth and easier editing.

Additional tips:

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “
Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips” or “
FCE, FCP, iMovie Column” to get your solutions.

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