This discussion is archived
1295 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2010 8:48 AM by Mark Duehmig
Currently Being ModeratedJul 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.MacPro 2x2.26 (8RAM), 2x20"Cin, 15MBP(4RAM), FCS3, Logic Studio, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Aja IoLA, Pana AJD455, Sony BVW75, MAudio ProjectMix, MAudio BX5, Sony PVM1344Q
Currently Being ModeratedJul 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