"Can I import AVCHD recordings into Final Cut Pro on Mac? I recorded some AVCHD files with JVC GY-HM890U camcorder last week, and I want to make a short movie. It's a pity, I can't open the .mts video on Mac, even can't preview the video in Final Cut Pro. How to get rid of the importing problem?"
Don't worry about this. In the first place, let us know about AVCHD codec and ProRes codec. Then you'll get the AVCHD to FCP importing/editing solution.
About AVCHD Codec
AVCHD is an HD video format jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD uses Advanced Video Coding compression to achieve high-quality images and low data rates. AVCHD camcorders record on a variety of file-based media, including 80 mm DVDs, hard disks, and flash memory. The AVCHD specification allows most SD and HD dimensions and frame rates, though each camcorder usually supports only a few formats.
As we all know, AVCHD format is one of the most popular camcorder formats on the market in that it can compress and deliver the videos better. If you plan to edit AVCHD codec video in FCP, you will be in trouble. Final Cut Pro does not have native editing support for AVCHD footage. For importing AVCHD into FCP without problem, we need to convert AVCHD to FCP compatible codec video. So it is easy for you to find the solution. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will give you a hand. With this powerful AVCHD codec video converter, you can convert AVCHD to ProRes, H.264, AIC, DNxHD codec for playing and editing. Here, I'll show you how to convert AVCHD codec video to Final Cut Pro best editing video format on Mac. You need to download converting tool here.
Transcode AVCHD to ProRes 422/4444 on Mac
Add AVCHD files into AVCHD to ProRes Converter
Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. You can import AVCHD footage from your camcorder or your computer. And this best AVCHD/MTS converter support batch conversion, you can load more AVCHD/MTS video files at once.
Choose PorRes codec video
AVCHD to ProRes Converter provided many ProRes profiles, you can choose any one from them. Here, Apple ProRes 422 (*mov) and Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) are highly recommended. To create smaller files during transfer, transcode AVCHD files to Apple ProRes 422 (LT).
For playing AVCHD/MTS videos, you can convert AVCHD to H.264 MP4 video. Almost all devices support MP4 playback.
Edit AVCHD videos
You can click "Edit" icon to edit AVCHD recordings via this AVCHD to ProRes Converter. If you need, you can trim, crop the video. Want to get 3D videos? Just adding 3D effect onto the HD videos.
Tip: Before AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you can click settings button to customize the resolution, bitrate and other parameters as you want.
Start AVCHD to ProRes codec conversion
Click convert button in the interface to start transcoding AVCHD codec video to ProRes 422 MOV or Apple ProRes 4444 MOV.
About ProRes Codec
ProRes is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production that supports up to 4k. It is the successor of the Apple Intermediate Codec and was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2. Final Cut Pro (X,7,6) supported Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 codec editing well.
ProRes 422 Codec: This codec offers nearly all the benefits of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), but at 66 percent of the data rate for even better multistream, real-time editing performance.
ProRes 4444 Codec: This codec offers the best quality for 4:4:4:4 sources and for workflows involving alpha channels.