AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. Developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic, the format was introduced for use in high definition consumer camcorders. AVCHD footage is usually saved in MTS or M2TS container format, which are widely used by Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon camcorders.
Maybe you have some footages in AVCHD video format and want to import AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing. However, Final Cut Pro does not have native video editing support for AVCHD footage. So, before importing AVCHD to FCP for further editing, you need to transfer AVCHD files to FCP friendly codec such as the Apple ProRes. You can use smart software to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422/4444 on Mac which works well with all versions of Final Cut Pro.
Here, we recommend you to take a free try on Jihosoft AVCHD to Apple Prores Converter Mac. It helps to convert AVCHD video files to Apple ProRes from:
1. Sony HXR-NX5U, HDR-AX2000, HDR-SR0, HDR-XR105E, HDR-CX560, DCR-DVD908E, DCR-SR82E, DCR-SR300E, etc.
2. Panasonic DMC-GH2, AF-100, HDC-SD900, AG-HSC1UP, HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900, Lumix DMC, etc.
3. Canon Vixia HF, HF10, HF100, HFS200, HFS10, HG10, HG-21, and more.
4. JVC Everio GZ-HD320, GZ-HM400, HDD, GY-HM100U, etc.
Step-to-step Guide to Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes on Mac for FCP:
- Free download the AVCHD to Apple Prores Converter, install and run it.
- Click “Import” to load AVCHD file to this program and preview it.
- Choose Apple ProRes 422 as the output format to edit videos on FCP.
- Click the “Start” button to start the conversion immediately.
After you have converted your AVCHD footage, you can edit in Final Cut Pro using the Apple ProRes format.
Additional Knowledge about Apple ProRes:
ProRes is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production that supports up to 4K. The Apple ProRes format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). They are intended for use during video editing, and not for practical end-user viewing.