Summary: Get the best workflow for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 in FCP, Avid, Premiere, iMovie. To import and edit Panasonic LX7 AVCHD in FCP, Avid, Premiere, iMovie smoothly, you
need transcode MTS files to Mac most compatible format.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has had a definitive video upgrade since its predecessor so that you can now record full 1080p HD AVCHD footage at 50 fps. Alternatively you can opt for recording in MP4 format at 25fps. While, for Mac users, they may have trouble in editing Panasonic Lumix LX7 50/60p AVCHD MTS files. Most editing programs on Mac including FCP, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro can’t fully support 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS videos from Panasonic LX7.
As far as I know, 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 videos to iMovie, FCP, Avid for editing without any issue? 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 finish the task effortlessly.
With it, you can convert Panasonic 50p/60p AVCHD into Mac compatible format with great video quality and fast encoding speed. It supports encoding all 1080p or 1080i AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMoive/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe and more. Plus, it's also combined with smart video editing features like cropping, trimming, adding special effect and more enhance your video visual effects.
How to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP
STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Panasonic 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. To edit Panasonic LX7 footage in iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).
b. For importing Panasonic DMC-LX7 AVCHD to Premiere Pro, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg).
c. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.
d. For Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).
Tip: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Panasonic 1080 60p/50p AVCHD conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 files to FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie for editing without any issue.
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