I shot videos with Panasonic HDC-SD100 HD camera in AVCHD format. As the version 7 of FCP is unable to import .mts except for straight from the camera, I need to find the solution of converting all .mts footage to FCP 7 compatible HD format. While looking for solution, I also notice that some FCP users may also face the Log & Transfer problem that even the camera is connected to Apple computer, as the camera does not show up at the Log & Transfer window.
Finally, I get Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to convert .mts (AVCHD) files for use with NLE like FCP and Avid. It helps me handle videos directly from camera SD card without camera connected to Mac and the output HD videos from converter work great on my FCP 7. If you face similar problem importing AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7 from SD card, just follow the steps below to convert AVCHD to HD MOV format with Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Import Panasonic AVCHD files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect SD card with card reader to Apple computer, and run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Mac MTS to FCP converter. Click the "Add" button to browse AVCHD .mts videos from directory like AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The Mac AVCHD to FCP converter will convert .mts files shot with Panasonic HDC-SD100 to HD MOV H.264 as video codec and 1920x1080 resolution.
Step 3. Convert Sony AVCHD video to MOV for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to FCP converter will start the conversion from Panasonic HDC-SD100 MTS to MOV for easy editing in Final Cut Pro 7.
When the conversion is done, import the HD output videos to Final Cut Pro and enjoy the high quality videos. If you are using other Panasonic camcorders, you may also use this Panasonic MTS converter or go to Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column for more information or solution to HDC-TM700/SD700/HS700, Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 and so on.