"Can FCPX import AVCHD files directly, or do they still need to be converted first? I have MTS files from a Panasonic GH2 digital camera that are in AVCHD that are grayed out when I try to import them. I was confused too, with my Panasonic AF-100. Don't use the Import Files command - use Import from Camera. You'll see the interface that shows all the clips visually, scrubbable, the whole nine yards." from discussion apple AVCHD is a highly compressed video format and often recorded by Camcorder like JVC GZHM400, Sony HDR-SR10E and Canon VIXIA HFS10 etc in AVCHD (MTS, M2TS,TS) format. But, if you want to edit AVCHD in Final Cut Pro /FCP or add AVCHD footage in Final Cut. Then you need a AVCHD Converter to convert AVCHD to FCP supported formats. Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear editing software application and provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format including DV, HDV,MOV, MPEG-4 etc. AVCHD Converter for Mac is an awesome tool to convert AVCHD to FCP formats, like DV, HDV,MOV, MPEG-4 etc. It's specially designed for Canon, JVC, Sony, Hitachi and Panasonic camera users with easy-to-use interface and powerful functions. Owning this Mac AVCHD Convert, everyone can have "highest quality" for their home videos. Easy Steps of Importing AVCHD video from the camcorder into FCP:
Step 1 ) Add source files: Download and run AVCHD Converter for Mac. Then open main interface and click Add Files for adding MTS files. Step 2) Output Settings As you can see the main window shows up. Click Profile and you have to select your prefer output video format. Clip: Shrink an AVCHD video size or cut video into small clips Edit: Crop play area, adjust video frame effects, preview the video files, etc for editing AVCHD videos Merge: Join a couple of camera clips or merge different files into one. Settings: Next to the pull-down menu of Profile and adjust the Resolution, Frame rate, Encoder and Bitrate of AVCHD files. Destination: Save your converted files and next Open button to find the converted AVCHD movie files. Step 3) Start Conversion When you get all selections ready, press Start. The conversion process will begin. Step4) Import converted videos to Final Cut Pro and edit AVCHD video in FCP natively.