Does Final Cut Pro support AVCHD footage? It depends as Final Cut Pro doesn't natively support for AVCHD footage. If you are using FCP 7 or above, you can take your chance to use Log and Transfer to transcode AVCHD footage. However, it doesn't always work, for there are some restrictions when FCP is working with AVCHD, like AVCHD support is available only on Intel-based Mac, SD video recorded with AVCHD camcorders can't be accessed in the Log and Transfer window, etc.
Is there any way to guarantee hassle-free experience of importing AVCHD to FCP? Of course, with the Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can convert AVCHD to FCP well compatible file format without quality loss. Plus, the professional AVCHD to FCP Converter can help you to convert AVCHD file to other popular file video formats like MKV, MOV, AVI, MP4, M4V, MPG, etc and hot programs like iMovie, QuickTime, etc.
Run the Mac AVCHD Converter, click the "Add File" button to load one or multiple AVCHD MTS/M2TS file(s) into the program.
Click the "Profile" menu bar, then you will see the drop-up output file formats. Select "Common Video"->"MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" as output file format. Final Cut Pro has natively support QuickTime video file format, such as MOV, MP4. In addition, if you wish to edit AVCHD in iMovie, just choose "iMovie" and its corresponding file format like iMovie MPEG4, MOV, etc.
Hit "Start" button and let the Mac AVCHD Converter do the rest for you. When the conversion is done, just transfer the converted AVCHD file to Final Cut Pro for editing job.