Easy way to edit Panasonic AG-HMC80 1080/60i AVCHD videos in FCP X on Mac

The Panasonic AG-HMC80, 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder adds solid-state DV recording, XLR inputs, and an ENG form factor to the high-definition imaging capability of the popular AG-HMC40. At the same time, it maintains the smaller camera's bang-for-the-buck affordability by offering a laundry list of professional features unmatched in its class. Utilizing a highly efficient AVCHD codec to record stunning images to SD and SDHC memory cards, the AG-HMC80 gives you a wealth of shooting options, formats, and frame rates to give you exactly the look your application needs--whether that means weddings, events, educational, or even indie filmmaking. With this rock-solid unit perched on your shoulder, you'll have the professional stability--and versatility--every working videographer hopes for.

 

Panasonic AG-HMC80 Highlights:

  • 1080i/p, 720p, 480i/p
  • 24p, 30p, 60i
  • 12x HD Lens
  • Records to SDHC Cards
  • Waveform Monitor
  • Dual XLR Input
  • Multipurpose Focus Ring
  • Cine-Like Gamma Curves
  • 10.6MP Stills

However, the output 1080/60i AVCHD recordings cannot be supported by some non-linear video editors like the common tool FCP X for Mac users, which causes unsmooth editing without rendering. To Import Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD footage to FCP X for editing smoothly, the best method is to convert the 1080/60i AVCHD footage to FCP X support format Apple ProRes via an easy-to-use AVCHD Converter. UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac is highly recommended for converting AVCHD files to FCP X compatible format. It provides the preset profile Apple ProRes profiles for FCP X.

 

Convert Panasonic AG-HMC80 1080/60i AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X editing

 

Step 1. Free download and install the top Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to FCP X Converter.

 

Free Download AVCHD Converter for Mac Free Download AVCHD Converter

 

Step 2. Launch Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to FCP X Converter. Click the "Add Video" button to import Panasonic AG-HMC80 1080/60i AVCHD footages, or directly drag and drop the Panasonic AVCHD videos to the converter.

 

Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to FCP X Converter

 

Step 3. Click the "Profile" option to get the drop-down menu, and then move you pointer to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)", which is compatible with FCP X.

 

Convert Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X

 

Step 4. Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

 

Custom video and audio parameters

 

Step 5. Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic AVCHD to ProRes Converter will convert Panasonic AG-HMC80 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X. Then you can edit Panasonic AG-HMC80 1080/60i AVCHD footages in Final Cut Pro X smoothly on Mac.

 

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