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), which are supported by Final Cut Pro. Therefore, when you are looking for a solution for editing AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro, you can use AVCHD to ProRes Converter for Mac to transcode AVCHD footage to an Apple ProRes codec or the Apple Intermediate Codec before importing AVCHD into FCP.
This AVCHD transcoding tool for Mac OS X is the best AVCHD Video Converter for Mac working with AVCHD footage for Sony, Panasonic, JVC Everio, Canon and Sanyo AVCHD camcorders, such as Canon VIXIA HFS10, Sony HDR-SR10E, Sony HDR-CX, Panasonic HDC-SD, Panasonic HDC-TM, Panasonic SD, JVC GZ-HM .
The following guide tells you how to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 codec for use in your Final Cut Pro sequence.
Step 1: Load AVCHD clips to AVCHD to ProRes MOV Converter for Mac
Download, install and run AVCHD to ProRes MOV Video Converter for Mac. Click the “Add” button and browse the pop-up directory for importing your AVCHD MTS files. After AVCHD files are imported, you can double-click the file to preview it in the preview window and take snapshots when previewing.
Step 2: Choose the output format
Tick the field of “Format” and in the drop-down list, choose the “ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” for Final Cut Pro.
Step 3: Adjust video quality and file size.
If you want to improve video quality, or decrease file size, please click on the “Settings” button to set video size, video quality, audio quality, channels (mono or stereo) as you wish.
Step 4: Start AVCHD to ProRes MOV conversion
Click the “Convert” button to Start AVCHD to ProRes MOV conversion. When the conversion finished, you can click the “Open” button to get the generated files.