Summary: The easy workaround to get Final Cut Pro work with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 mts footage is to Convert MTS to Apple Prores 422 MOV for editing in FCP 6/7/ smoothly.
The Lumix DMC-TS1 Digital Camera from Panasonic is an ultracompact point and shoot camera, which easily fits into a shirt pocket or purse.
This camera is great! Here's why I (filmmaker/parent)bought this one instead of others:
1. Wanted to shoot HD video anywhere, any time, without having to lug around my HVX.
2. Shoots on memory cards, unlike the Sony P.O.S. I bought that shoots HDV and if the camera breaks you're up a creek. If the camera croaks, at least I can get the footage/pics off of it.
3. I have kids, so I never know when I'm going to want to shoot it, and this camera is easily small enough to fit into a cargo pocket or pants pocket (I'd recommend getting a body glove neoprene cell phone sleeve to put it in - fits perfect).
4. I have kids, so it has to be waterproof/dusproof/indestructable since I want to take it to the pool, camping, hiking, etc.
- Shoots video super-instantly and easily, recording with one button push vs. my wife's olympus which makes you go through menus.
- Video is SUPER-smooth, probably because of the super-wide angle lens. I mean, rediculously smooth.
- Stills look great too.
- Did I mention nearly indestructable.
- No lens cap at all - bad design - an indestructable camera where the lens is always exposed? always carry it in something.
- STUPID USB cable that's proprietary and DOESN'T charge the battery when it's plugged in.
- AVCHD Lite looks good, will import into Final Cut Pro, but is otherwise kind of a pain to deal with. The Panasonic software blows.
- Expensive battery, but definitely get a spare.
- Took some figuring to get the settings right for shooting with (min. shutter speed, mainly. I'd rather a photo or video be dark than blurry).
- No intervalometer (sp?). That would have been cool.
- Speaker/head phones jack - as a filmmaker, to put videos on this to play back to show people would be cool, but the speaker isn't great.
Above is a user's review, in this article I will walk through the effective way to get Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 AVCHD Lite files to work with FCP. If you have to handle your recorded DMC-TS1 AVCHD Lite videos in FCP, you can transfer the video directly to the hard drive of your Mac, and use a Mac AVCHD MTS Video Converting program to transcode TS1 AVCHD Lite MTS footage to FCP acceptable Prores MOV format.
How to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 AVCHD Lite footage to Apple Prores MOV for FCP.
Step 1. Copy AVCHD folder from Panasonic DMC-TS1 camcorder onto hard disk, and drag 1080p AVCHD .mts files to this top Pavtube Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter.
Step 2. Click "Format" button, then select "Final Cut Pro > Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" as the best output format for Final Cut Pro.
Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs
Tips: You could click "Settings" icon to set output parameters, like set up the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 so you could get best video quality for converting DMC-TS1 AVCHD Lite footage to Prores 422 for FCP on Mac for further editing.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to transfer Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP editing on Mac immediately.
Tips: Before conversion, you can make some settings or editings like merging videos, trimming videos, adding watermark and so on.
After a successful conversion, click "Open" button on program main UI to locate and move the generated Prores MOV files into Final Cut Pro for editing.
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