Panasonic AG-AC8 is a new powerful, Full HD shoulder-mount camera, which was released in October 10. With dual SD card, the AC8 can shoots 1080/50P (60P in NTSC) AVCHD progressive recording simultaneously.

Many tools can help you transcode and rewrap AVCHD footage to ProRes 422 for FCP editing. But if you want to trim a clip from your source AC8 AVCHD recordings because you just want to edit the specific AVCHD clip in FCP, you may lack an available tool.

Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is a professional AVCHD to FCP converter with advanced timeline design, which make you easily trim/transcode AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422 for FCP on Mac. More than trimming, the timeline tool allows you to achieve accuracy and precision in ading effects and initial editing your AVCHD progressive.

Below is a simple step-by-step guide.

Step1: Import or drag & drop AVCHD 50P footage

The icon on the interface of this AVCHD to FCP converter is clear. Staying cursor on the icon, brief explanatory note will help you know the function.
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load AVCHD 50P progressive. You can also drag & drop directly.

Besides highlight a clip on timeline and click Play button, you can preview. Snapshoot is also easily achieved.

Step 2: Select ProRes 422 HQ as export format for FCP

Click "format". Under the FCP menu, itís clearly to see proper formats for FCP. With the well-designed format menu, I bet you wonít take 30 seconds instead of taking several minutes in this step.

ProRes 422 is native codec to read AVCHD in FCP. ProRes 422 HQ is recommended for offering better video quality than ProRes 422.

Step 3: Trim Panasonic AG-AC8 AVCHD 50P recordings

Click "edit tool" and then trim source video before transcoding AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422.

The enhanced design let you quickly trim via putting your cursor to the start or end point of a clip on timeline. Then you can drag the trimmer to trim off unwanted starting or end.

You can also set start or end via setting specific time of beginning and end.

More than trimming, this user-friendly AVCHD to FCP converter also equipped with effect and adjustment editing, such as adding watermark, rotate clockwise/rotate counter-clockwise, volume adjustment, etc.

Step 4: Transcode AVCHD 50P progressive to ProRes 422

Click "Conversion" icon to trim and transcode Panasonic AG-AC8 AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422 for FCP on Mac. Click "Open output folder" for easily locating the export ProRes MOV.