The HC-V550 is Panasonic’s latest mid-range camcorder and is the update to the Panasonic HC-V520 from almost exactly a year ago. After shooting some footage with HC-V550, you may want to edit them in FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere, Avid and etc. However, you may also face the problem that these NLEs don’t recognize HC-V550 AVCHD MTS videos.
Panasonic HC-V550 also includes built-in Wi-Fi and is NFC (near-field communication) enabled for even more flexibility when pairing up with optional HDTVs and mobile devices. With this camcorder, you can easily record high quality videos and share with others, the recorded videos are in AVCHD MTS format, and it can offer high quality images.
“How do I import Panasonic HC-V550 AVCHD MTS files into iMovie 11 for editing? This is the latest and greatest software right? There must be a way. Help Please.”
“What plug-in do I need to install so I can import and edit Panasonic HC-V550 AVCHD MTS video files in FCP X. The suggestion of doing Log and Transfer doesn’t work. The MTS files are gray out not allowing me to select it.”
However, many users found that most of the problems lie within the 60p footages when trying to load Panasonic HC-V550 AVCHD to NLEs for editing. What’s more, HC-V550 records AVCHD format video, and it uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, this codec is not good for editing in NLEs.
As far as I know, to ingest Panasonic HC-V550 MTS to NLEs for editing smoothly, the easy workaround is to convert MTS to MOV format, which is natively supported by FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere, Avid MC. Along with some help from Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, it can be done.
How to import Panasonic HC-V550 MTS to NLEs for smooth editing?
Step 1: Connect your Panasonic HC-V550 camcorder to Mac via USB cable and find the MTS files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the MTS files from Panasonic HC-V550 to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2: Import Panasonic HC-V550 files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load MTS videos. You may also directly drag and drop HC-V550 MTS videos to application UI for importing files.
Step 3: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov) have smaller size. You can choose according to your requirement.
For iMovie/FCE, choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”.
For Premiere, choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”.
For Avid MC, choose “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)”.
Step 4: This best MTS/M2TS Mac Converter also offers some editing functions. You can tick “Merge into one file” under the preview window. And click “Edit” button, you can make changes to the video effects as you wish. In the editing window, you can trim your favorite part from the video, crop the frame size, adjust the visual effects, or add watermarks or subtitles. If you want to change the video parameters, go back to the main interface and click “Settings” button, you can select the video encoder, resolution, audio channel and more.
Step 5: Click “Convert” button to convert HC-V550 MTS to MOV. After a few minutes waiting, you can find your converted files with “Open” button.
Conclusion: If you are a good reader, you won’t have any questions about converting HC-V550 MTS to MOV for NLEs editing work. Now, you can edit HC-V550 MTS in NLEs with ease. Enjoy!
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