Even though some AVCHD camcorder/camera users can import AVCHD files to Final Cut Express, some others who are using PowerPC G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 may also face problem editing the AVCHD videos. It is because that Intel processor is required for AVCHD support in FCE.
If you would like to edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS footage on PowerPC with FCE, Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac will be the first choice for you. It does not only convert AVCHD files on 10.5 Leopard with PowerPC to MOV files, but also enables you to keep original video bit rate for high quality video editing on FCE.
Follow the steps below, and you will find the workaround easy to edit AVCHD camcorder videos on Mac PowerPC.
Step 1. Import AVCHD footage to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect camera or camcorder to Mac computer with USB cable, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best AVCHD to FCE converter on Mac PowerPC. Click the "Add" button to import the .mts or .m2ts files.
Step 2. Deinterlace 1080i videos.
Select a clip, click the "Editor" button and go to the Effect to make sure the deinterlacing option is ticked. If your videos are 720p AVCHD Lite or 1080p AVCHD files in progressive mode, you can skip this step.
Step 3. Choose HD MOV format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate to HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. To get high bit rate, just click the "Settings" button and enter 17000 as output bit rate for 17Mbps footage, or others as you like.
Step 4. Convert AVCHD footage to MOV for FCE on PowerPC.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the AVCHD to FCE converter will start converting AVCHD files to MOV and deinterlacing 1080i footage to 1080p for HD editing on FCE.
Hope you enjoy the workflow to import AVCHD files to FCE on PowerPC G5. The output files are compatible with other Mac applications like iMovie, iPhoto, KeyNote, etc.
Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac supports cameras and camcorders like Panasonic HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, TM900/HS900, SD600, SD800, TM80/HS80/SD80, TM90/SD90, Lumix ZS10/TZ20, FZ78/FZ77, TS3/FT3, ZS7/TZ10, Sony HDR-CX350/XR350, CX550/XR550, Canon HF S21/S200, etc.