November 7, 2013
Many HD camcorders record high-resolution full HD 1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. 1080 50P/60P is a very non standard format, exists mainly to make smooth slow motion and is not supported by FCP importers, including the latest FCP X.ProRes 422 is native codec to read AVCHD footage in FCP. is necessary, and set proper frame rate is also important. After much verification, here suggests 25P in PAL (30P in NTSC) to keep high video quality and smooth edit.
Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac well designed for transcoding Panasonic AG-AF101A AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422, offering options to set 25 frame rate (30 fps in NTSC) for FCP. The options even subdivided with more exact difference for user’s specific necessary, such as 23.976 and 25.
Below is a simple step-by-step guide.
Step1: Import or drag & drop AVCHD 50P footage
When you start Aunsoft Superb Video Converter for Mac, you can stays cursor on the icon and clear instruction will show you the function.
You can import AVCHD 50P content via clicking the icon in the upper corner or just drag AVCHD file to the program directly.
Step 2: Select ProRes 422 HQ as export format for FCP X
Click “format” and under the FCP menu, you can clearly see proper formats for FCP X. I bet you won’t take 30 seconds instead of taking several minutes in this step with the well-designed user-friendly format menu.
ProRes 422 is top choice for FCP. ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding.
Step 3: Set video and audio profile
Click “settings” to set Video frame rate as 25fps for encoding AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422 for FCP X.
Step 4: Transcode AVCHD 50P progressive to ProRes 422
Click “Conversion” icon to transcode Panasonic AG-AF101A AVCHD 50P progressive to ProRes 422 HQ at 25 frame rate. With just a click on “Open output folder”, you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.
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