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Transcode VIXIA G30 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro

The Canon VIXIA HF G30 Full HD Camcorder supports 1920 x 1080p Full HD video recording at 60 fps in either AVCHD or MP4 format. The AVCHD is prefect for burning them to Blu-ray discs or playing them on a widescreen HDTV. The widely used web-friendly MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on smartphones and tablet PCs, and lets you post videos directly to video-sharing websites easily. The camcorder also has a built-in transcoding function that re-encodes AVCHD files to MP4, or from MP4 to MP4 across memory media, making them easy to share to the social networking sites or save to an SD card. However, if you images were captured at 60 frames per second in AVCHD format, you may have importing issues while loading them to NLEs like Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. That’s because FCP doesn’t work well with 60p MTS videos. In such a case, you may consider using a Mac Canon G30 Converter to convert the AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes 422, the best supported editing format for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and Final Cut Pro X.
Mac Canon G30 Converter

Transcode VIXIA G30 AVCHD shootings to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

Download the free trial of Pavtube MTS/M2ST Converter for Mac, and install it on your Mac computer. This software works well on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), and Mavericks (10.9)

[Quick Guide - Convert Canon VIXIA HF G30 60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X]
1. Launch Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as a professional Mac VIXIA G30 AVCHD Converter. Load your Canon G30 footage into the program through either “Add video” or “Add from folder” button.    
convert G30 AVCHD to Apple ProRes

2. Once your source AVCHD clips are loaded, click on Format bar, and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” column as output format.
Canon VIXIA G30 footage to FCP
1. Check “Merge into one file” box, you can combine multiple MTS files into a single file.
2. Click “Settings’ button, you will be lead to “Profile Settings” window, where you can adjust audio and video parameters such as vide resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channels, etc.

3. Click “Browse” button to browse to a destination folder for storing exported Apple ProRes 422 MOV file.

4. When above mentioned steps finished, click the big button “Convert” to start repacking Canon G30 AVCHD recordings to Apple ProRes 422 for editing within Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X.

5. Click “Open” button to get the converted Apple ProRes file once conversion completed.

6. Launch Final Cut Pro 7/FCP 6/FCP X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted Canon VIXIA G30 AVCHD clips to. Choose the Apple ProRes MOV file that you’d like to import.     
transcode VIXIA G30 AVCHD to ProRes 422

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