Recently many Canon users ask me how to import Canon AVCHD files to FCP for editing on Mac, most of them have the issue to import camcorder recorded MTS/M2TS files to Final Cut Pro. AVCHD codec is not well for editing, so users have many problems on render, frame rate, etc.
You may like shooting video with Canon camcorder, it's wonderful for us to use excellent camcorder to record beautiful landscapes and record exciting moments. After recording, you may need import the Canon camcorder footages to Final Cut Pro for editing, but, Canon camcorder XA10/VIXIA HF M500 recorded videos are in AVCHD format, the AVCHD MTS/M2TS format is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP, the FCP doesn't supports AVCHD MTS/M2TS 60P/50P well, it takes much time to render.
What's the best solution to import Canon camcorder AVCHD files to FCP for editing? The best way is to convert Canon AVCHD to ProRes codec MOV format, Apple ProRes 422 MOV format is best supported by FCP. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac has outstood as the best solution for the Apple ProRes codec conversion progress. The preset for "Final Cut Pro" will save many times to reset the parameters to fit the FCP, which is very useful for new users who are not very familiar with FCP.
How to transcode AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) files into FCP?
Step 1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac
This AVCHD Converter is a professional Canon AVCHD converter for FCP which can convert AVCHD files to ProRes 422, AVI, etc. After a quick installation, you can click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) files. Drag-and-drop can also be very convenient if your files have no intact structure.
Step 3. Click format bar to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as your output format
If you don't care about the output file size ,then you can try to choose "Apple ProRes HQ 422 (*.MOV)", which can keep the best HD quality of your files. (Differences among Apple ProRes codec)
Step 4. Adjust Audio and Video parameters if you need
If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust the resolution and other A/V settings as you need.
Step 5. Click convert button to start the Canon AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion.
With Canon AVCHD converter for FCP, you can easily convert Canon XA10 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro, convert VIXIA HF M500 AVCHD to FCP, convert Vixia HF M300 to FCP, convert Vixia HF S10/S100 to FCP, etc. Just try and have a good time.
To learn more conversion solutions for AVCHD MTS files shot by VIXIA cameras, or MVI/MOV files recorded by Canon PowerShot and EOS DSLR cameras, or Canon MXF clips captured by XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305, and Canon EOS C300, you are recommended to visit Pavtube's Canon Camera File Transcode page.
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