How to import Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6
This guide shows you the easy solution to fix Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD and Final Cut Pro X/7/6 importing issues by transcoding AVCHD to Apple ProRes codec, which ensures the best result when using in FCP.
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If we want to import the AVCHD videos from Canon EOS C100 or Canon C100 MK II to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP for editing the movies, you may find the high quality AVCHD MTSfiles are not recognized by FCP. So what's the available workflow for C100/C100 ii and FCP?
The problem lies in that FCP, including FCP 6/7 and FCP X, cannot support the native AVCHD footages from Canon XA10. In order to transfer MTS files from the XA10 to FCP 7, you need to transcode the MTS files to ProRes 422, FCP compatible video format. Or you will find the .mts files greyed out in the STREAM folder. Actually, the Log & Transfer is such a kind of converting tool, thus you can sometimes get AVCHD files into FCP via L&T window. But the L&T is not so powerful enough to recognize all the AVCHD clips. So if the L&T can not recognize the recordings from Canon XA10, you need to find a more versatile and professional AVCHD to FCP Converter to convert AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP 7.
Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac ( or MXF + AVCHD Converter for Mac) is the solid tool to help users make the AVCHD to ProRes transcoding on Mac OS X.With it, you effortlessly encode/re-encode AVCHD MTS footage shot from Canon C100 , C100 Mark II to FCP highly compatible ProRes MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you are editing Canon C100 , C100 Mark II with FCP 7 or FCP X, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from here. Below are the steps on converting Canon C100 , C100 Mark II AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP.
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Guide: How to transfer AVCHD footages from Canon C100 , C100 Mark II to FCP 7
Step 1: Install the free trail version of MTS Converter on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.
Step 2: Click on the Format box and select the FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of AVCHD and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters in the Profile Settings if necessary. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Click the button for "Convert" and start deinterlacing/converting AVCHD footages to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 7 immediately.
Step 5: Click File --> Import --> Files to ingest Canon C100 , C100 Mark II recordings to FCP.
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