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AVCHD Native Support: Always converted?

1295 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2010 8:48 AM by Mark Duehmig RSS
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Jul 19, 2010 8:12 AM
Hi. I could have sworn that ver 6 of FCP was going to support AVCHD natively, but I've read on a few threads that it doesn't. Will it ever? Or for the foreseeable future do I need to convert to ProRes?

I have 16 GB of video that will soon be 124 if I have to convert it all. Just have my fingers crossed for a positive answer.

Thanks in advance,

FCP 6.0.6
OSX 10.6.4
Mac Pro Dual Quad 3GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 8 GB RAM
  • thrillcat editorial Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2010 8:20 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)
    For the foreseeable future you need to (and should WANT to) convert to ProRes. It's a better format for editing. No version of FCP edits AVCHD natively. It's highly compressed and editing it natively would be very processor intensive.

    File size should be the least of anyone's worry these days. Hard drives are dirt cheap. Add three more 1TB drives inside your MacPro, RAID a couple of them together, and forget about file size.
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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,685 points)
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    Jul 19, 2010 8:20 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)
    FCP6 will never be updated.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
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    Jul 19, 2010 8:43 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)
    Native import of AVCINTRA was provided in the recent release of FCP.

    No native support of AVCHD is available.
    MacPro 2.26Ghz 8-core Nehalem 12 Gbs RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), GeForce GT 120 512 MBs RAM 30" ACD FCP Forum Elitist


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