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Ingest Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD MTS to FCP X Flawlessly

Hot news! Panasonic has released its 4K Ultra HD camera in 2015 while compared to Sony FDR-AX100, AXP33, it has its own features.

Distinguish features of Panasonic HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Not only you can capture Ultra 4K HD (3840*2160) videos with this gorgeous 4K camera, but to superimpose a secondary video image from your smartphone's camera via a Wi-Fi convection. In this way, covering two camera angles at once within a single recording becomes possible. Other notable freatures include a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 626mm equivalent focal length. For slowing fast action, the HC-VX870 captures 120 fps native slow-motion at 1080p resolution, which can be slowed down even further using in-camera interpolation - giving you a 240 fps final video.

Now you may can't wait to have a try this brand new 4K camera to improve the shooting quality. Here you can choose shot under MP4 or AVCHD, but AVCHD is much better for HD shooting. But how to deal with the raw videos from this VX870? NELs like FCP X , Adobe Premiere Pro , may both be a good choice to edit, play, share, etc. But have you wondered how to put this HC-870 4K AVCHD MTS into those FCP X which may not that easy as you think.


Pavtube MTS /M2TS Converter for Mac stands out as the eye-catching useful tool to handle AVCHD MTS from VX870. No lagging off about the converted files, and 4K features can be well kept by this converter, simple edit functions are here to allow to make your own videos. Free MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is available from Apple Store, for this version can handle basic conversion without "Pavtube" watermark on it. But "Final Cut Pro", "iMovie and Final Cut Expert" may not available in this free version.


How to Ingest Panasonic HC-VX870 4K AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X Editing?

Step 1. Launch this VX870 4K AVCHD Converter on your Mac

After installation, just launch this app and click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your 4K AVCHD files. If you have bunch of files under one file, you can choose "Add from folder" to save your time.


Step 2. Choose ProRes 422 for XV870 4K AVCHD files to FCP X

Don't worry about which format to choose or afraid that the converted files will not open in your FCP . In this app's format list, you can go for "Final Cut Pro">"Apple PorRes 422 (*.mov)" to make the best suitable files to FCP.



If you just want to pursuit the HD quality , then you can totally choose Apple ProRes HQ (*.mov) to maintain the quality , but the file size will be much longer than the 422 one. (Differences among Apple ProRes codecs)

Step 3. Adjust your parameters to maintain the 4K quality

When you choose the Final Cut Pro option, click "Settings", you may find that the default Size (pix) setting of this option no include the 4K parameters, no worry about that, you can totally type 3840*2160 in the following box to keep the 4K quality.



You can see the total generated file size in the "Task Inforamation", which will help you decide to consider about all the adjustments.

Step 4. Make your own videos by this simple editor (optional)

If you want to make some simple edits on your videos, you can click the "Pencil" to realize that. Cut off the unnecessary parts by trim, crop, add subtitles or watermark for fun, adjust aspect ratio under "Advanced Mode", change the "Interlaced" to "Progressive", etc.


Step 5. Start to convert VX870 4K AVCHD to ProRes MOV

After settings the file location, go to click "Convert" button to start your conversion. After the fast conversion, click "Open output folder" to check the converted files. If you have lots of files , you can have a batch conversion, but the maximum conversion number is 4.

Useful Tips:

- AVCHD editing, playing , DVD burning go this AVCHD Column Page

- How to transfer media files into FCP X can be found here.

- Comparisons between 1080 vs 4K Ultra HD if you interested.

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