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AVCHD to ProRes Converter - Convert AVCHD to ProRes 422/4444

How to Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro?

Why Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is adopted by most HD cameras, like Canon HG10, Panasonic Lumix DMC Series, Sony Alpha NEX series, etc. But people can't import AVCHD to Final Cut Pro, the non-linear video editing software, to edit. That's because Final Cut Pro can't support to edit AVCHD footage natively. Final Cut Pro can open and edit AVCHD through log and transfer operations, but a lot of restrictions still come:

  • An Intel based Mac computer is necessary to edit AVCHD in Final Cut Pro;
  • Final Cut Pro will transcode AVCHD before editing it, but the transcoded file will take several times of original AVCHD, so it raises high requirement for your disk space.
  • It will take lots of time to conduct log and transfer operation.
  • There may be some video quality loss during log and transfer operation.
  • Your computer needs to install a fast CPU or GPU or both.

In order to avoid the above drawbacks and edit AVCHD in Final Cut Pro easily and successfully, we'd better to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 4444/422, a minimum loss format which will work with Final Cut Pro perfectly.

AVCHD to ProRes Converter

To get that purpose, we will need an AVCHD to Apple ProRes converter, iDealshare VideoGo is just the ideal and perfect AVCHD to ProRes converter. With iDealshare VideoGo:

  • You can easily convert AVCHD from Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, etc to Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy without quality loss and at fast speed.
  • You don't need to worry about the disk space or whether the computer is Intel based or not.
  • The converted Apple ProRes file can be edited by Final Cut Pro 7, 6, X 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.0.4, 10.0.5, 10.0.6, 10.0.7, 10.0.8.
  • You can convert other formats, like AVI, MKV, MP4, WTV, WMV, FLV, WebM, VOB, MPG, etc to Apple ProRes to edit with Final Cut Pro.

How to Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes ?

Follow the step by step guide to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes with the help of the AVCHD to ProRes Converter - iDealshare VideoGo.

Make Preparation: Free download AVCHD to ProRes Converter

Free download the powerful AVCHD to Apple ProRes Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac , for Windows), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

AVCHD to ProRes Converter

Step 1Add AVCHD files

Click "Add files" button to add AVCHD files to iDealshare VideoGo. You can also simply drag and drop AVCHD files to iDealshare VideoGo.

Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 or Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 4444

Step 2Set the output format as Apple ProRes

Click "Profile" button to select ProRes Apple ProRes codec (*.mov) or ProRes Apple ProRes 4444 codec (*.mov) as the output format from the "HD Video" category.

Step 3Start converting AVCHD to Apple ProRes

Click "Profile" button to start and finish converting AVCHD to ProRes 422, 4444.