Panasonic LUMIX series camera give you stunning image quality to allow you to truly express your unique style, most of the LUMIX give you the most flexible shooting experience, which allows you to record 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in AVCHD Progressive (50p) or MP4 (MPEG-4/H.264) format.
As far as we know and the feedback from the Panasonic LUMIX users, many nonlinear video editing software like Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. can’t perfectly import AVCHD .mts files from Panasonic Lumix directly.
Fortuantely, there is an easy way to fix the issue. If you want to import the Panasonic LUMIX videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer, you just need to convert the AVCHD to a more editing-friendly format like ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro or DNxHD for Avid .
Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is just a common video converter like Pavtube Video Converter / Mac Version(read the review). By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the program has a optimized presets for FCP, Avid and Premiere and there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to work Panasonic LUMIX videos with your editing software smoothly. Keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.
Key Feature of Pavtube Video Converter:
- Support nearly all HD/SD video and audio formats to various video and audio format;
- Make videos & movies & audios compatible with Android tablets/Phones, Apple devices, Windows 10, Mac OS X El Capitan, video game console, websites and more;
- Edit videos with trim, crop, split, merge and special effects;
- Process videos and movies in batch even faster and easier;
- Attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment;
- Support perfect audio and video synchronization.
The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.
How to Convert Panasonic LUMIX Videos for FCP/Avid/Premiere
Step 1. After downloading the Pavtube Video Converter, install and launch it. Then click Add Video button to locate the Panasonic LUMIX videos or you can directly drag the Panasonic LUMIX videos to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple Panasonic LUMIX videos to convert at a time.
Step 2. Define output file format for Each Process.
Converting to Final Cut Pro
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, move your mouse to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to select it as the output file format
Converting to Adobe Premiere Pro
Click the “Format” bar and switch to “Adobe Premiere/Sony..” option and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format for non-linear post work-flows in Premiere Pro CC.
Converting to Avid
Click “Format” drop-down option, choose Avid Medic Composer best editing codec from “Avid Media Composer” > “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)
Tips: The default settings of the recommended presets work well and ensure a smooth editing. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3. Finally, click the “Convert” button to start the conversion process.