Converting AVCHD 50P Progressive to ProRes 422 HQ at 25fps for FCP X

This is a tutorial to convert AVCHD 50P Progressive to 25fps ProRes 422 HQ for FCP X editing.

Many HD camcorders record high-resolution full HD 1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. 1080 50P/60P is a very non standard format, exists mainly to make smooth slow motion and is not supported by FCP importers, including the latest FCP X.ProRes 422 is native codec to read AVCHD footage in FCP. is necessary, and set proper frame rate is also important. After much verification, here suggests 25P in PAL (30P in NTSC) to keep high video quality and smooth edit with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac

Video Converter for Mac make it possible for transcoding AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422 for FCP with easy. You can set frame rate as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60. Now 

a simple guide help you easily encoding AVCHD 50P to 25P ProRes 422 with video/audio sync for FCP X.

Step1: Import or drag & drop AVCHD 50P footage

When you start the Mac Video Converter, the clear instruction in the main interface is clearly show you the main function icon. 

You can import AVCHD 50P content via clicking the icon in the upper corner or just drag them to the program directly. 

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

Click "format" and under the FCP menu, you can clearly see proper formats for FCP, among which, native codec to read AVCHD files in FCP importer, including ProRes 422 

and ProRes 444. I bet you won’t take 30 seconds instead of taking several minutes in this step with the well-designed user-friendly format menu.

ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding. 

Step 3: Set video and audio profile 

Click "settings" to set Video frame rate as 50fps for converting AVCHD 50P to ProRes 422 for FCP maintaining original 50P quality.

Step 4: Transcode AVCHD 50P progressive to ProRes 422

Click "Conversion" icon to convert AVCHD 50P progressive to 25P ProRes 422. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.   
Besides, this efficient program supports batch conversion. You can go sleep when Video Converter for Mac processes batch conversion via a click on "shut down computer after 

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