For whatever reason if you have problems importing Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD mts files into Final Cut Pro X for further editing, we would suggest making new Apple ProRes QuickTime media that is FCP X friendly before you start post production.
“How do I convert Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD mts files for FCP X? My Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 saves the clips in mts file format. I would like to edit them in FCP X, and for this I need to convert them for instance QuickTime. There are numerous suggestions as to which converter is the best, and I have tried a handful without success – including bought versions. They either cannot convert at all or convert into something which turns out to be useless and/or severely reduced quality in FCP X. Should I try converting to another format and which converter works for you?”
If for some reason you need to convert Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD mts files for FCP X, you can give Video Converter for Mac a shot. It is able to export optimized ProRes codec for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
To transcode Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD footage to ProRes for FCP X, do as below:
Step 1: Import Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD mts files.
Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD video files into it to do conversion at a time.
Step 2: Choose output format for FCP X from “Profile” list
Working well as an Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD converter app, Video Converter for Mac comes with a flavor of Apple ProRes codecs , including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes 4444. For a good balance between quality and file size, we would recommend choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column. The ProRes 422 codec will ensure a good performance working in FCP X even on an old Mac machine.
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Step 3: Start Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD MTS to FCP X conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 AVCHD mts video to ProRes 422 conversion for FCP X. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open Folder” to get the generated Apple ProRes 422 files for editing in FCP X with optimum performance. Hope it helps.