Lumix GH2 as one of the new-generation system cameras is a great digital camera with the lightweight Lumix G lens for capturing high quality images. Some folks would like Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 as the ultimate DSLR for video, comparing to Canon 7D. Even though Lumix GH2 is not DSLR technically, it should be interchangeable lens camera that can shoot HD video. Here we take GH2 as DSLR camera.
Lumix GH2 is capable of shooting 720p and full HD 1989i and 1080p AVCHD files. While talking about AVCHD files editing on Mac, it is required to use Intel processor. However, the video playback is somewhat jumpy. To solve the problem, you can convert AVCHD to FCP format with Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, and get high quality quicktime mov from Panasonic GH2 AVCHD footage to FCP 6/7.
Well, here is the quick guide for you about how to Import GH2 DSLR camera AVCHD to FCP in high quality.
Step 1. Import GH2 AVCHD raw files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Use USB cable to connect Lumix GH2 to Mac computer, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best DSLR AVCHD converter on Mac. Click the "Add" button to import the .mts or .m2ts files from the AVCHD folder of the DSLR camera.
Step 2. Deinterlace 1080i AVCHD.
If the video is recorded in 1080i, you can get smooth video by deinterlacing. Click on a video clip, and then click the "Editor" button. Go to the Effect tab and then make sure the checkbox of deinterlacing is ticked.
Step 3. Choose HD MOV format with 24Mbps.
Click the "Format" option, and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. Click the "Settings" button and enter 24000 the bit rate in kbps for 24Mbps.
Step 4. Convert 24p AVCHD files to MOV for FCP 6/7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Lumix DSLR AVCHD converter will start converting 1080p 1080i AVCHD files to QuickTime MOV for Final Cut Pro/Studio.
While the conversion is finished, just import the high quality output video for editing. Hope you enjoy the workflow from Lumix GH2 DSLR Camera AVCHD Files to FCP on Mac OS X.