Editing Panasonic HC-PV100 50p/50i AVCHD files in FCP 7/X (macOS Sierra)

For MTS files users, this article will teach you how to solve the problem and with the AVCHD/MTS converter you can edit Panasonic HC-PV100 50p/50i AVCHD in FCP X/7/6 without any problem.

The HC-PV100 is designed to meet the needs of professional on-site acquisition, with the versatility to support the busy sole operator. It has triple manual rings, with a focus ring, zoom ring and iris ring on the lens barrel enabling speedy and intuitive camera work. 2-channel XLR audio input terminals ensure high quality sound, with support for everything from external microphones requiring a phantom power supply to audio equipment with +4 dB output. An illuminated LED ring on the side of the camcorder shows when it is recording, convenient for one-person operations when the cameraman is also the presenter.

Recording Format: MOV / MP4 AVCHD: AVCHD Progressive

Recording / Playback Mode AVCHD:
PS 1080 50p: 1920x1080, Max. 28Mbps (VBR)
PH 1080 50i: 1920x1080, Max. 24Mbps (VBR)
HA 1080 50i: 1920x1080, Average 17Mbps (VBR)
HE 1080 50i: 1440x1080, Average 5Mbps (VBR)
PM 720 50p: 1280x720, Average 8Mbps (VBR)
SA 576 50i: 720x576 (SIDE CROP/SQUEEZE), Average 9Mbps (VBR)

While, the users would get frustrated when import Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD to FCP for further editing. The trouble is mainly caused by the incompatible video codec AVCHD for Final Cut Pro. Some users have found the solution Log & Transfer that can import and transcode AVCHD to ProRes, but there exits some limits. First, you’d make sure software version is FCP 6.0.6 or later. Secondly, you’d make sure the MTS files to be in the AVCHD structure. If not, you can't use Log and Transfer. So, how to solve the problem in an easy way?

As we know FCP the best supported codec is Apple ProRes codec, so the best way is to transcode AVCHD to ProRes with a third software before you edit your HC-PV100 AVCHD MTS in FCP X/7/6 on Mac.

For converting Panasonic HC-PV100 video into editing friendly format, the best recommendation is Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac . (macOS Sierra included)


It helps me convert Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD MTS to ProRes MOV with original quality. So that, I can import these MTS files to FCP, iMovie, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc. for further editing.
With the best video editor software, I can cut my favourite part and merge multiple videos into one file.
The fast converting speed and lossless video also makes me very satisfied.


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Guide: How to transcode Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD to FCP 7/X

Step 1. Load Source AVCHD Video

Install and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load AVCHD MTS source files.

Step 2. Select ProRes as output format

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tip: Click the "Settings" button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. You can keep the original 4K resolution but also can adjust to 2K, 1080p video size just according to your needs. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP 7 editing.

Step 3. Start Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD video conversion

Finally, hit "Convert" button to start converting AVCHD videos to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

When the conversion finished, check the generated ProRes .mov video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to edit your Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.

Additional Tips:
If you also wanna convert Panasonic HC-PV100 4k MP4/MOV video files on Edius, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro , iMovie, FCP... you can apply this professional all-in-one tool Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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