As a training consultant and media producer, I was asked by one of my clients for a project with some video clips from a Panasonic HDC-SD9 and other files from the new Sony DSC-HX5V. While I tried to use the Log and Transfer window in Final Cut Pro to preview AVCHD videos from Panasonic HDC-SD9, FCP suddenly quit.
With the unstable native support of AVCHD files from Panasonic HDC-SD9 and Sony DSC-HX5V in Final Cut Pro, I looked for a better solution to convert camcorder videos to Final Cut Pro supported HD videos. I got Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to quickly finish the work with education presentation.
To let more and more people get familiar with Final Cut Pro to download camcorder videos to Mac and import HD training videos for presentation, here I demonstrate the simple steps on Mac Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Download AVCHD videos from camcorder to Mac computer.
Connect camcorder to MacBook Pro with USB 2.0 cable, or use a card reader to connect Flash Memory card to Apple computer. Go to PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM to find the .mts videos. Copy and transfer the AVCHD videos to Mac.
Step 2. Load camcorder videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the excellent Mac educational video converter, and click the "Add" button to load the .mts videos. Alternatively, you can drag and drop camcorder video footage from the folder to the application UI.
Step 3. 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 training video converter will convert AVCHD files from Panasonic HDC-SD9, Sony DSC-HX5V, Sony HDR-CX550, etc. to MOV with H.264 as video codec for importing to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express 4 and so on.
Step 4. Convert educational videos to MOV for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from AVCHD camcorder saved educational videos to MOV for Final Cut Pro for presentation will start immediately.
Soon after the conversion from AVCHD to MOV for educational presentation, just import the HD MOV videos to Final Cut Pro with further editing on Mac, and then export as QuickTime video for presentation video.
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