How to transcode Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD for FCP X

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If for any reason you need to convert Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD mts files for instant editing in Final Cut Pro X, you may have interest in this guide. It explains how to transcode Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD media to FCP X preferred Apple ProRes codec for a fast and smooth workflow.

How to transcode AVCHD mts files to ProRes for FCP X editing

“My FCP X no longer working with Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD mts files. Why did this happen? Just upgraded to the latest High Sierra, and can no longer access .MTS files on my desktop through Final Cut Pro X. Is there anything I can do to solve the issue? Please help.”

Actually, this is a known issue between AVCHD and FCP X on High Sierra. It can be solved via transcoding Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD mts files into FCP X preferred ProRes codec. Check a how-to guide on this below.



How to transcode Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD mts files to ProRes for FCP X?

To transcode Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD footage to ProRes for FCP X, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
download Mac version

Step 1: Import Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD mts files.
Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD video files into it to do conversion at a time.

import AVCHD video files

Step 2: Choose output format for FCP X from “Profile” list
Working well as an Leica V-Lux 4 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.

Select output profile format

Tips:
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.
Settings for AVCHD video files

Step 3: Start Leica V-Lux 4 AVCHD MTS to FCP X conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Leica V-Lux 4 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.

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