I have AVC HD footage shot on a Panasonic AG HMC40 using a 32gb SDHC card. I am using Final Cut HD 4.5 on a Macbook Pro v. 10.6.8. I need to convert the .mts files into a useable format. I have already copied the Private folder from the SDHC card onto my external hard drive. I have downloaded MPEG Streamclip, but when I try to open one of the .mts files, it says "File open error: unrecognized file type." When I push "continue anyway", it seems I can only see the audio, nd when I try to ask it to export to another file format (I am trying to convert to DVCPro HD) it says "Error: can't read frame size" and when I try to convert it to MPEG, it says it can't find the first frame.
What do I need to do in order to work with this material?
Thanks for your help.