I saw a little bit on this but might have missed a definite answer so here it is:
I shot a bunch of material on a Panasonic AVCHD camera (SD cards) last week, and stupidly 'dragged and dropped) the whole file for day 1 instead of threading it through L&T in FCP 6.0.6. I did thread through for days 2 and 3 and the footage looks great.
So now I'm sitting here trying to find the best converter for the material. Kind of new to converting myself (oh, for my editors!), and tried Handbrake (obviously didn't work) and tested Wondershare, which looks promising but I haven't bought it yet.
My DOP in Brazil imported it to Adobe Premiere for safety, so he could always FTP the files and I could download them. But if it's faster for me to do it that's great.
My files for day 2 and 3 are 1920x1080 and Apple ProRes422. Any suggestions on how I can get the same specs for my unconverted MTS files, day 1? I need to cut with the stuff ASAP so much appreciated all!
(yes this is my real name - I've heard the jokes)
St. John's NL Canada
ok might have answered my own question - I'm doing a version on my laptop (macbook pro intel) but the AppleProRes is well compressed so I can do something with it on this mobile system - I'd better just transfer the MTS files via Toast to keep working 'offline', and reimport the whole folder in my editor's pro system for the 'online'.