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Merge/Import Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6 (Final Cut Pro)

The Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black) by Panasonic brings with it a fully redesigned lens, sensor and image processor for fast performance and gorgeous picture quality. Starting with the newly developed 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens, we will see why the LX7 is a cut above the rest in terms of high quality optics in a point and shoot. The LX7′s lens is a 3.8x optical zoom lens with a focal length equivalency of 24-90mm. The Lumix LX7 also records Full HD Video with a dedicated one-touch button. In addition to shooting video in two separate formats (MPEG-4/H.264 and MP4), the LX7 records sound with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator.

So if you use Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 for the AVCHD recording and want to edit the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 mts files on Mac with FCP 6/7/X, you could find that Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7′s recording AVCHD MTS files are not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio. So if you want to edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro 6/7/Final Cut Pro X, you can convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD to FCP 6/7/X ProRes MOV before editing.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite.

Step1. Load Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD to ProRes MOV converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.

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Step2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) output format.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. Import Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD format to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing.

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Step3. Merge Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step4. Convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 MTS to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 AVCHD converter starts converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 MTS videos to ProRes 422 MOV, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Studio.

After converting and merging the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 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.