Although Final Cut Pro 6.0.1 claims to give native support for AVCHD videos, for many FCP users, editing AVCHD could be a frustrating experience. Sometimes it generates strange artifacts or in most cases, FCP gets really slow in responding after it re-encodes imported AVCHD to Apple ProRes codec. It’s not only very time consuming but also practical when you have hundreds of clips to be handled. Camcorder software for Mac OSX - Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac help convert AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes 422 format for editing in FCP without rendering.
What can Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac do?
- Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS, TOD, MOD video footage to Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec
- Lossless join AVCHD videos without conversion
- Edit in Timeline to trim, cut, split videos
- Deinterlacce AVCHD videos
How to Convert AVCHD Files to Apple ProRes 422 with Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac?
1. Import AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac
You can either import AVCHD videos to the program via connected camcorder directly or you can browser videos from computer to add files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
2. Join AVCHD videos into one
Drag and drop AVCHD files from Camcorder Tab (imported through camcorder) or Resource Tab (videos in your computer) to Movies Tab to create a new movie. During the process, a pop-out window will show as following:
Choose “Create A Single Movie” to join AVCHD clips into one for converting to Apple ProRes.
3. Convert AVCHD movie to Apple ProRes 422 format
Click Export button and choose “Export into Editor”. Then choose Final Cut Pro catalog in Export format drop-down list. The second option from Final Cut Pro list is Apple ProRes 422 HQ format.
Click on it to choose this format and click on to confirm your choice. After that, Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as the best AVCHD to ProRes converter will start converting AVCHD movie to Apple ProRes 422 format.