Merge Panasonic V520 MTS Files, Convert HC-V520 60p/50p AVCHD to H.264 MOV for FCP 7

Final Cut Pro 7 is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP 7 supports AVCHD with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60, so the 1080 60p/50p MTS/M2TS is still incompatible with Mac FCP 7 NOW!

Panasonic HC-V520 Live Streaming HD Camcorder features a 1/5.8″ BSI MOS sensor for recording Full HD 1080/60p video in the AVCHD format. The 50x zoom lens has a fast f/1.8 max aperture and a 35mm equivalent of 28-1748mm, and the optical zoom is supplemented by an 80x Intelligent Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi enables real time broadcasting via Ustream, and Near Field Communication technology allows users to connect a smartphone or tablet in one touch. Other features include a 3″ LCD touchscreen monitor, Five Axis Hybrid OIS and iA Mode.

So if you want to edit Panasonic V520 1080 60p/50p 28Mbps in Final Cut Pro 7, you are recommended to use Firstarsoft MTS Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic 60p/50p MTS to FCP 7 converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 60p/50p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro 7.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HC-V520 60p/50p MTS to Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080 60p/50p videos to Panasonic Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HC-V520 camera, run Firstarsoft MTS Converter for Mac as the best Mac 1080 60p/50p MTS to FCP converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.

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Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video or General Video > MOV – QuickTime(*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic HC-V520 1080 60p/50p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert HC-V520 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting Panasonic HC-V520 MTS videos to H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro 7 and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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