“Hello we captured footage with the Panasonic GH1 camera, transfered the video files onto an external drive. We’re now trying to import AVCHD files into Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 but it seems they are not supported… how do you import them?”
Recently, I have received many customer feedback problems described above. Through Google search, I also found that many people have the same problem – about “how to import AVCHD files to FCP Editing without quality loss?” So I want to write a solution based on this problem, look forward to helping more people. The following is the detailed steps:
Step 1: Load Panasonic GH1 AVCHD files to converter.
Download, install and run Pavtube AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac. Connect and stream Panasonic GH1 AVCHD files to Mac OS X Lion for convert AVCHD to ProRes and Edit ProRes in Final Cut Pro.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 as Output video format.
Click and Choose Format > Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format to convert GH1 AVCHD to MOV. It’s the best GH1 video format for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step 3: Convert Panasonic GH1 footage to ProRes 422 for FCP.
Click “Convert” button, start Transcode GH1 AVCHD to ProRes 422 and keep high quality. After conversion, you can import and Edit AVCHD files in FCP without rendering on Mac.
Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can also Convert AVCHD clips to ProRes 422 and then you can edit the converted AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro(X), iMovie, Avid etc. it can also convert DVD, Blu-ray discs and videos, the most powerful converter.