The Panasonic DMC-FZ100, packs a powerful optical zoom and creative options including full HD movie recording capability. Featuring a newly developed 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor, the FZ100 can record high quality 1920×1080 full HD movie as smooth as 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL). Final Cut Pro is supposed to support AVCHD Lite import, but it does not work very well.If you encounter any problem using FZ100 AVCHD Lite on Mac as the rendering problem when editing in Final Cut Pro. For example you can import the .mov files to timeline and play the video in real-time, but when you change the opacity or apply effects, you will notice the strange and it is rendering in Final Cut.
To avoid waiting for rendering in Final Cut when editing, it is recommended that you use Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert AVCHD to ProRes as Final Cut native format. It optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac also provides ProRes 422 HQ, LT, ProRes 4444 for users who have different camcorders and want to get the best of the video quality.
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.
Below are the fast conversion steps using Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac with Apple ProRes to get immediate editing in FCP.
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-FZ100 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-FZ100 1080 AVCHD Lite to Final Cut Pro native format.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic FZ100 1080/60i videos to Apple ProRes for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Panasonic FZ100 AVCHD Lite to Final Cut Pro Native Format ProRes 422 will start immediately.
After converting and merging the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 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.
1. To join and combine the AVCHD Lite video clips into one file, just tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Panasonic FZ100 joiner will combine the videos on list to output one video file.
2. If you are using other Lumix cameras like DMC-LX5/TZ10, GH1, FT1, ZS7/TZ10, the Mac Video converter also work for you.For other Panasonic camcorders like HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, SD60/HS60,TM900/SD900/HS900/SD800 you can use the Mac Panasonic video converter or have a look at the Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column for more information.