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Convert/Edit Panasonic HDC-Z10000 2D 1080/60P MTS files to FCP 6/7/X on Mac OS X

Panasonic has announced the HDC-Z10000 an integrated twin-lens 2D/3D camcorder that can shoot in the AVCHD 3D/Progressive standard. The camera features a parallax-barrier LCD that allows the 3D footage to be reviewed on-camera without the need for special glasses. Its adoption of the latest AVCHD standard allows it to shoot 1080p60 footage in 2D and up to 1080i60 in 3D, as well as offering 30p and 24p options. The camera essentially combines two of the company’s 3MOS camcorders in a single body, offering 30-369 equivalent F1.5-2.8 zooms (32-320mm in 3D mode), stabilized for both 2D and 3D shooting.

So if you use Panasonic HDC-Z10000 for the 2D 1080p 60fps recording (don’t intend to use the 3D capability) and want to edit the 2D 1080p mts files. However, Final Cut Studio does not import the 1080P AVCHD HD Videos. This 2D 1080p mts formats can not easily import and edit on Mac with FCP 6/7/X, iMovie 8/9/11, FCE 4, Avid, etc .So if you want to edit Panasonic HDC-Z10000 2D avchd video with high quality on Mac, you can convert 2D 1080p files to Final Cut MOV before editing.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HDC-Z10000 2D 1080P MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.

Step 1. Load Panasonic AVCHD videos to AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HDC-Z10000, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac Panasonic HDC-Z10000 1080p MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.

Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes (*.mov) or HD QuickTime Video (*.mov) output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or HD video > HD QuickTime Video (*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with Prores 422 or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 2D 1080p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert HDC-Z10000 2D 1080P MTS to MOV for Final Cut.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic 2D 1080p MTS converter starts converting 2D 1080p MTS videos to Prores MOV or H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Studio.

After converting and merging the Panasonic Z10000K 2D 1080p MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, iMovie, Avid, etc for editing in full HD.