Panasonic AG-AC7 Shoulder-Mount AVCHD Camcorder is a highly affordable Full HD camera that enables a truly professional style of operation. The AC7′s shoulder-mount design, its relatively low power draw from the included long-life battery, and selectable-bit-rate AVCHD recording to high-capacity SD/SDHC/SDXC cards all serve to facilitate long days of shooting events, weddings, news, and anything else that requires you to be on the move, ready to shoot, camera on shoulder. For ease in completing both SD and HD projects, the AG-AC7 camera features AVCHD recording at 1920 x 1080 and 720 x 480, both at 60i.
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, the 1080/60i AVCHD MTS from Panasonic AG-AC7 is incompatible with Mac FCP 7.
So if you want to edit AG-AC7 1080/60i in Final Cut Pro 7, you are recommended to use aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic MTS to FCP 7 converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 Codec MOV, H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro 7.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic AG-AC7 1080i MTS to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro/Mac Mini/MacBook Air with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger.
Step 1. Load AVCHD videos to aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic AG-AC7 camera, run aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac MTS to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV or H.264/AVC 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. We are choosing .mov format, as this is the Mac compatible file extension.
Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic AG-AC7 1080i MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic AG-AC7 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting 1080/60i MTS videos to ProRes Mov or 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.
If you are using Final Cut Pro 5 or lower version, you can also choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format for editing on Mac.