The Panasonic DMC-GH2 can record high-resolution full-HD 1920 x 1080 avchd movies in astonishing smooth 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL), doubling the sensor output from 24p / 25p to 60p / 50p.Final Cut Pro is supposed to support AVCHD Lite import, but it does not work very well.If you encounter any problem using GH2 AVCHD Lite on Mac, or want to edit Lumix DMC-GH2 1080 mts in FCP/FCP 7, it is recommended that you convert DMC-GH2 full HD to common MOV for FCP/FCP 7.So you may face the rendering problem when editing in Final Cut Pro. To avoid waiting for rendering in Final Cut when editing, it is recommended want to convert AVCHD to ProRes as Final Cut native format.
Apple ProRes 422 , Apple ProRes 4444,introduced in Final Cut Studio, was advertised to one of the codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic DMC-GH2 MTS to Apple PreRes 422 MOV to Final Cut Pro/FCP7/FCE without rendering on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Panasonic dmc-gh2 videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Lumix MTS video to ProRes converter on Mac, click the "Add" button and you can browse the DMC-GH2 1080 60i/50i videos for conversion.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The video to ProRes 422 converter will transcode Panasonic DMC-GH2 1080 AVCHD Lite to Final Cut Pro native format.
Step3. Merge Panasonic DMC-GH2 1080i AVCHD files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Panasonic DMC-GH2 1920×1080 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic videos to Apple ProRes for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Panasonic AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Native Format ProRes 422 will start immediately.
After converting and merging the Panasonic DMC-GH2 AVCHD files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video is in HD 1920×1080.Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.