From the Apple Website:Application-Specific Requirements
Final Cut Pro
Capturing HD resolution video using the ProRes 422 format requires a Mac Pro with an Intel Xeon processor or a G5 Quad computer and a qualified third-party capture card.
AVCHD support is only available on Intel based Macs.
DVD-based AVCHD camcorders are not supported in Mac OS X v10.4 or earlier.
From HD for Indies:
-AVCHD o Intel Macs (1920x1080 interlaced) such as Panasonic HDC-SD3 and HDC-SD5, spanned clips NOW recognized since 6.0.1 didn't properly recognize them
-AVC-Intra support - Log and Transfer window, BUT: must transcode to ProRes, Intel Mac only, no audio playback when limited playback capability (due to too slow of a Mac???), full video preview requires Mac Pro, Panasonic's AVC Intra codec must be installed. So - LOTTA caveats there
Sounds like the AVC codec is a pain in the ass, probably going to stick to DVCPROHD.
Edited by Matt Workman, 19 January 2008 - 05:19 PM.