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How to Convert AVCHD to Final Cut Pro on Mac (Mountain Lion)

AVCHD, also known as Advanced Video Codec High Definition, is a format for the playback and recording of HD videos. It utilizes MPEG-4 AVC video and audio compression codec. If you have a Mac and an AVCHD camcorder, you might have probably been influenced to optimize their wonderful videos to Final Cut Pro. FCP is a first-class choice for any Mac video editing. However, in converting AVCHD to Final Cut Pro, most users find it a little bit hard. If you are experiencing the same, using an effective video converter would be of great help, as it can solve your problems instantly.

Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is a magnificent converter for Mac OS (Mountain Lion) which you shouldn’t miss to use. It can convert AVCHD videos to Final Cut Pro compatible format like MP4, MOV, etc. without the need to follow some complicated procedures. It also supports editing functions making it even more effective and valuable.

By the way, if you are using Windows-based computer, you can apply Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate to help you to import AVCHD video files to Final Cut Pro with ease. This video converter is fully compatible with Windows operating system (Windows 8 included).

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Steps to Convert AVCHD videos to Final Cut Pro

With Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, the process on how to import AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro supported format on Mac OS can be acquired in just a few minutes.

1Import AVCHD videos to the program

Run this program and directly drag and drop the AVCHD video files into the main window of this app. Or click the “+” icon on the left bottom of the window to load the files you want to convert. Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files to save your time.

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2Choose Final Cut Pro as the output format

This video converter for Mac offers optimized presets to fit Final Cut Pro. So in this step, what you only need to do is choose “Final Cut Pro” from the “Editing” category of the Output Format list on the bottom side of the window.

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3Start the conversion with a simple click

Before starting the conversion, you can choose to edit the video as you like. When all settings are done, simply click on the Convert button and the conversion will start automatically.

Upon converting to FCP, the output is expected to have a satisfactory rating. Can’t wait to convert your AVCHD to FCP? Then, start using this efficient video converter now!

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