Saturday, January 3, 2015

Convert Panasonic HC-X920 1080/60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X editing on Mac

The Panasonic HC-X920, 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Camcorder, features three back-illuminated MOS sensors (3MOS) with an effective size of approximately 1/4" each and records Full HD 1080/60p video in the AVCHD format. The 12x Leica Dicomar zoom lens has a fast max aperture of f/1.5 and a 35mm equivalent of approximately 29.8-399.2mm, and the optical zoom is supplemented by an 25x Intelligent Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi enables real time streaming and remote control via a smartphone or tablet. It also features a 3.5" LCD touchscreen monitor, Five Axis Hybrid OIS, 5.1-channel surround sound, and iA Plus Mode.

Panasonic HC-X920 Highlights:

  • Three MOS Sensors (3MOS) with BSI
  • Full HD Video in AVCHD
  • 12x Optical Zoom Leica Dicomar Lens
  • Fast f/1.5 Maximum Aperture
  • 20.4MP Still Photographs
  • Hybrid OIS in Five Axis
  • Wi-Fi Tethering to Mobile Devices
  • Live Channel Video Streaming
  • 3.5" LCD Touchscreen Display
  • Compatible with VW-CLT2 3D Lens

However, the output 1080/60p AVCHD recordings cannot be supported by some non-linear video editors like the common tool FCP X for Mac users, which causes unsmooth editing without rendering. To Import Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD footage to FCP X for editing smoothly, the best method is to convert the 1080/60p AVCHD footage to FCP X support format Apple ProRes via an easy-to-use AVCHD Converter. UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac is highly recommended for converting AVCHD files to FCP X compatible format. It provides the preset profile Apple ProRes profiles for FCP X.

How to convert Panasonic HC-X920 1080/60p AVCHD to ProRes MOV on Mac?

Step 1. Free download and install the top Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to FCP X Converter.

Free Download AVCHD Converter for Mac Free Download AVCHD Converter

Step 2. Launch Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to FCP X Converter. Click the "Add Video" button to import Panasonic HC-X920 1080/60p AVCHD footages, or directly drag and drop the Panasonic AVCHD videos to the converter.

Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to FCP X Converter

Step 3. Click the "Profile" option to get the drop-down menu, and then move you pointer to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)", which is compatible with FCP X.

Convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X

Step 4. Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic AVCHD to ProRes Converter will convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X. Then you can edit Panasonic HC-X920 1080/60p AVCHD footages in Final Cut Pro X smoothly on Mac.

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