Have trouble of importing and editing Panasonic AG-UX180 MXF footage in FCP, Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer? This article aims to offer you an easy and simple solution to fix the issue.
The Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder records DCI 4K (cinema 4K) at 24p, UHD 4K at up to 60p, and FHD up to 120p (when set to 59.94Hz standard). Of course, it is also capable of recording HD in the AVCHD format as you like. As new to Panasonic AG-UX180, chances are you concern about the Panasonic AG-UX180 MTS workflow like how to import Panasonic AG-UX180 MTS video to FCP/Premiere/Avid for editing.
Generally, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer can’t support AVCHD format well because AVCHD is highly-compressed which is not an ideal format for editing. To edit Panasonic AG-UX180 MTS video in FCP/Premiere/Avid flawlessly, an ultimate solution is to convert Panasonic AG-UX180 MTS to ProRes MOV for FCP, MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere, DNxHD MOV for Avid.
Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. It provides hundreds of output format presets for MTS videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter. Download the tool and start the MTS conversion.
Converting Panasonic AG-UX180 AVCHD footage for Editing in FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid
1. Install the Mac MTS Converter program and run it. Drag the .mts files from Panasonic AG-UX180 to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. to FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid MC.
2. Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing 4K footage in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.
a. For importing Panasonic AG-UX180 to Final Cut Pro X/7, you can choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)” as output format.
b. To import Panasonic AG-UX180 to Adobe Premiere Pro, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.
c. To edit Panasonic AG-UX180 video in Avid MC, you are recommended to choose “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the target format.
3. If you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, please turn to “Settings” page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in Final Cut Pro, Avid MC and Premiere Pro.
4. Hit the convert button; it will start converting Panasonic AG-UX180 for importing to Avid, FCP and Adobe Premiere. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in FCP/Premiere/Avid Media Composer perfectly.
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