I have shot some footage on a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 camera (AVCHD FHD 24M 25P) which I would like to take in to Avid MC 2019.7. I have copied the contents of the LUMIX SD card to my external HD. There is a DCIM folder, a MISC folder and a (large) PRIVATE folder, which I assume contains the video footage. What do I need to do to get that footage into the AVID. I've been lucky to have assistants/MCR to do this for me in the past, but this is a "homer" project, and I'm learning some new skills!
Do I need a 3rd party piece of software? Toast? Handbrake or similar? Which is the best one to go for and what settings do I need to use to get the best out of the footage?