Edit Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCHD MTS in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X in Full HD-MTS to ProRes

Featuring a stylish, easy-to-handle design, the Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder captures native 1920 x 1080 resolution images and records in 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p, as well as in standard definition (480/60i) in 60Hz. The AC90 debuts a premium professional AVCCAM HD recording mode, the PS mode (28 Mbps, 60p only), and also records video in the PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), and the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) as well as SD (at 9 Mbps.)

So if you use Panasonic AG-AC90 for the 1920×1080 AVCHD recording and want to edit the 1080i/1080p mts files on Mac with FCP 6/7/X, you could find that AC90′s recording AVCHD MTS files are not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio. So if you want to edit AC90 AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro 6/7/Final Cut Pro X, you can convert AC90 AVCHD to FCP 6/7/X ProRes or H.264 MOV before editing.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic AG-AC90 MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.

Step1. Load Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCHD videos to AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic AG-AC90, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCHD to MOV converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.

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Step2. Choose Apple ProRes (*.mov) or HD QuickTime Video (*.mov) output format.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or HD video > HD QuickTime Video (*.mov) as output format. Import Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCHD format to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without rendering for editing.

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Step3. Merge Panasonic AG-AC90 1080i/1080p AVCHD files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Panasonic AG-AC90 1920×1080 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step4. Convert Panasonic AG-AC90 MTS to Apple ProRes or HD H.264 MO for Final Cut.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic AC90 1080i/1080p AVCHD converter starts converting Panasonic AG-AC90 1080i/1080p MTS videos to Apple ProRes MOV or H.264 MOV, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Studio.

After converting and merging the Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCHD files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio like 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 or iMovie for editing in full HD.

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