Are you using the Mac applications that only convert AVCHD camcorder videos to H.264 .mov? You may face the rendering problem when editing in Final Cut Pro. For example you can import the .mov files to timeline and play the video in real-time, but when you change the opacity or apply effects, you will notice the strange and it is rendering in Final Cut.
To avoid waiting for rendering in Final Cut when editing, it is recommended that you use Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert AVCHD to ProRes as Final Cut native format. It optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac also provides ProRes 422 HQ, LT, ProRes 4444 for users who have different camcorders and want to get the best of the video quality.
Below are the fast conversion steps using Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac with Apple ProRes to get immediate editing in FCP.
Step 1. Load Panasonic videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best 2011 video to ProRes converter on Mac, click the "Add" button and you can browse the 1080/60p, 1050/50p mts or other 1080i m2ts, .m2t, .ts, .tp, videos for conversion.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The video to ProRes 422 converter will transcode camcorder AVCHD to Final Cut Pro native format.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic videos to Apple ProRes for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Panasonic Panasonic AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Native Format ProRes 422 will start immediately.
After the conversion is done, just import the output .mov files to Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro.