Final Cut Pro X can import AVCHD videos from most of the AVCHD camcorders but will still not import AVCHD video files recorded in 1080-50p from Panasonic HC-X909, HC-X900M, HC-X909, as well as 1080-60p AVCHD video files recorded from Panasonic HDC-HS900, HDC-TM900, and Sony DSC-TX100V etc. Importing these camcorder recorded AVCHD videos into Final Cut Pro X, we still need to convert these AVCHD footages first before we can edit in Final Cut Pro X.
So, how to import such AVCHD Videos to Final Cut Pro X losslessly for editing? Here in this article, I’ll introduce my personal experience in solving this problem with Enolsoft Video Converter, hope this will help you out!
Things we’ll need:
- AVCHD Videos
- Enolsoft Video Converter
- Mac OS X 10.6 or above
What is Enolsoft Video Converter?
Enolsoft Video Converter is an all-in-one video converting program to convert between all common video formats (AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, RMVB etc.), so as to editing in video editing software, uploading to YouTube or for playback on portable devices like iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Xoom, PlayBook, Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab, iPod, PSP, PS3, Apple TV, Zune, and Xbox 360 etc.
Step 1: Download and install Enolsoft Video Converter (Mac version)
Download and install Enolsoft Video Converter Mac version from Enolsoft official website. Of course, if you have any other video converter software installed to your Mac, you can skip this step. And here I will mainly introduce how to process with Enolsoft Video Converter.
Step 2: Import AVCHD videos into Enolsoft VC and select FCPX supported output format
Drag and drop to load in AVCHD files to Enolsoft Video Converter, and then click the “Output Format” column on the right side to select an optimized FCPX output format like “H.264 Video (*.mp4)”, for alternative, we can also select “HD H.264 Video (*.mp4)” from HD output column.
Tips: Customize the output FCPX video and audio parameters like codec, resolution, bitrate and channel etc. by click the gear-like icon.
Step 3: Start converting AVCHD video to FCPX Format
Click the button “Start” to start AVCHD video to FCPX conversion. Before converting AVCHD video to FCPX format, you can also:
- Take a snapshot of your favorite video screenshot by click the camera-like icon and then save them as JPG picture files.
- Merge several clip for output to one single file.
- Specify output path by click the “Destination” column.
- Do some simple editings with built-in editing tools like crop, trim, effect, de-interlacing and watermark etc.
Step 4: Import the converted AVCHD videos to FCPX
Once the AVCHD video to Final Cut Pro X video conversion is complete, open the folder where you have stored the converted AVCHD videos and now you can import them to FCPX for further editing.