This article offers you a simple way to transcode Panasonic Lumix G5 AVCHD video to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with excellent quality.
I had an old camcorder named Panasonic Lumix G5 before which was sold several years ago. But I do have some AVCHD recordings from Panasonic Lumix G5 saved on my computer. Now, I wanna edit Panasonic G5 MTS videos in FCP for postproduction. I searched online and found that a lot of users encountered issues while importing Panasonic G5 MTS videos to FCP X timeline. Fortunately, I finally open Panasonic G5 MTS files in FCP without any issue. Follow this article to learn how to.
After upgrading to macOS High Sierra, many users mentioned that their Mac could not afford AVCHD format any more. The easiest way for you to follow to make Mac NLEs like FCP, Premiere, iMovie, Avid .etc to afford MTS files is to get a third party program to encode Panasonic G5 MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP. There are a lot of programs on the market for you to select. What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac.
With it, users can convert Panasonic/Sony/Canon/JVC AVCHD .mts recordings to formats compatible with your editing software like Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more. If you are a PC user, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice which also supplies ProRes codec for FCP. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Convert Panasonic G5 MTS to ProRes for FCP
Step One: Free download and install the MTS Converter for Mac. Launch it and import your AVCHD files from Panasonic Lumix G5 to it.
Step Two: Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format. To get AVCHD into FCP, the best format is”Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″.
Tip: You may as well go to Settings page to customize the video/audio settings codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel for Final Cut Pro easy editing.
Step Three: Tap Convert button to start encoding Panasonic G5 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (macOS High Sierra included).