video converters: editready?
I'm trying to develop a nice simple workflow for getting my footage into Hitfilm on my 2011 iMac. My main camera shoots AVCHD, my second one produces H.264 .mov files. So, either camera's footage requires conversion to the editor-friendly Prores codec.
For my first few projects, after fumbling around in the dark for too long, I started using my old computer which has an ancient version of Final Cut Pro on it. While FCP 6 works as a converter, the whole process is slow, unwieldy, and just plain silly.
I haven't been able to find a good free converter for my iMac, so I'm looking at the inexpensive ones. After a bit of research, I've downloaded a trial version of EditReady. It seems to do the trick. The interface is simple and it's fast. But, before I plop down the whopping $50, has anybody here used EditReady? Do any of you swear by any of the other converters?