Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 12:26 AM (in response to Ponta)
They are by far the most popular high quality cameras and FCP X can deal with the files natively.
However, for the ultimate in quality it is probably better to convert to ProRes for editing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 5:57 AM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
DSLR H.264 is really good. But yes, you want to "Optimize" to ProRez as those highly compressed formats fall apart quickly when transcoded over generations, don't color grade well, take forever to export when done, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 8:03 AM (in response to BenB)
Perfect quality is not a big concern for us; the video will be uploaded to YouTube for the most part. This is not a professional production, we just want to shoot reasonable HD video and edit it as easily as possible.
Are the posts here saying that both AVCHD and H.264 can be quickly and easily imported into FCPX? I see some cameras which are H.264/iFrame; would that work acceptably, do you think?