Final Cut looks to be up to Version 7. Try this. Head to the Apple Store and arrange to try the new version.
It's possible that some video conversion software may be needed but I find most folk want to stay inside FCP.
I recently bought a Panasonic SD800 (It arrived yesterday) and I done some test footage with it.
However, when I plugged it in I could find no way of getting the footage off?
I also took the SD card out and plugged it right into my Mac and still could not find the footage on there.
I want to get the footage into Final Cut Pro eventually. Any help would be appreciated.
Mac OS X Version 10.6.7
Final Cut Pro Version: 5.1.4
Panasonic SD800 Full HD Camcorder
Transcend, 16GB, Class 10, SD Card