As Panasonic's new G-series SLR digital cameras,The GF2, by contrast, has a live CMOS sensor with 13.06 million total pixels, ISO 100-6400 in 1/3EV steps and a 3.0 inch touch sensative LCD screen.It support 1080i AVCHD and 720p AVCHD Lite video recording.
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 FCE format with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, and get high quality quicktime mov from Panasonic GF2 AVCHD footage to FCE 4.
Well, here is the quick guide for you about how to Import GF2 DSLR camera AVCHD to Final Cut Express in high quality.
Step 1. Import GF2 AVCHD raw files to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Use USB cable to connect Lumix GF2 to Mac computer, run Aunsoft Video 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 4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Lumix DSLR AVCHD converter will start converting 1080p 1080i AVCHD files to MOV for Final Cut Express.
While the conversion is finished, just import the high quality output video for editing. Hope you enjoy the workflow from Lumix GF2 DSLR Camera AVCHD Files to FCE on Mac OS X.