How to Convert AVCHD to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a format for the recording and playback of high definition video, which has been jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD (AVC-HD, AVC HD) utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression codec and Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio compression codec. Brand camcorder manufactories have adopted this video format, such as Sony, Panasonic Canon, JVC, Hitachi etc on.
Those who have an AVCHD camcorder and a Mac always like to put their pleasant videos to Final Cut Pro. With beautiful recorded videos, they prefer to optimize them and do careful editing jobs. Final Cut Pro is the premium choice for any Mac video editing .However, people will have much difficulty in importing AVCHD movies to Final Cut Pro because some AVCHD camcorder videos are not supported by FCP.
Using a third party software AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac can solve the problem easily. FCP accepts QuickTime format, like MOV and MP4. The program can convert it for you. Just get it and follow the steps to convert AVCHD to Final Cut Pro on Mac.
Free download AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac (Mountain Lion supported):
The main interface of the Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter is as below. It can help you convert AVCHD camcorder videos to MOV and MP4, which are supported by FCP. Besides, you can also convert other popular video formats like MKV, FLV, MOV, AVI, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, VOB, WMV, etc. to any video format you like.
You can convert AVCHD to Final Cut Pro supported video format in only three steps.
Steps 1. Import AVCHD files. Click File->Add Media Files or drag-and-drop AVCHD files into the program. Imported videos can be previewed on the right viewing window.
Steps 2. Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program's pane, and then select Final Cut Pro from the Format list as the output format.
Steps 3. Hit Convert to start converting AVCHD to FCP on Mac.
The Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter (Mountain Lion supported) has a built-in video editor which allows you to edit videos by trimming, cropping, rotating and adding special effects before conversion. You can click Edit from main menu to open the video editing window.