How to Import and Edit Canon C100 AVCHD in FCP 6/7/X smoothly

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How to Import and Edit Canon C100 AVCHD in FCP 6/7/X smoothly

Post  lydia520622 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:20 pm

Summary: Facing issues when importing and editing Canon C100 1080p AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/7/X included)? Get the best Mac MTS to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.

As a 'budget' addition to Canon's Cinema EOS range of professional video cameras, the C100 records 1920 x 1080 Full HD movies in AVCHD format to SD cards at a bit rate of 24Mbps, offers an ISO range of 320-20000, and can output uncompressed video directly to external recorders. For these photography enthusiasts, how can they miss this outstanding camcorder? All users are satisfied with the quality, but Canon EOS C100 users must meet some difficulties while imputing recordings from Canon EOS C100 to Final Cut Pro.

To import AVCHD footage correctly, Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/FCP 7/FCP X) requires the directory structure of the C100 footage must be the same as when it was recorded to the card. If you’ve copied your footage onto a hard drive or other storage media and only kept part of the file structure you’re going to be presented with an unsupported media error message like this one…

The best solution is to rewrap the Canon C100 AVCHD footage before importing. With some help from third-party, like Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, it can be done easily. Below I will show you how to rewrap and convert Canon C100 MTS clips to Final Cut Pro (X) editable file format.

Free Download the Brorsoft MTS to ProRes Converter for Mac

Overall, the program is specially developed for AVCHD camera/camcorder users to tanscode AVCHD MTS/MTS footage to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and more similar video editing software compatible file types with least quality loss.

How to rewrap and transcode Canon C100 MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP

Step 1. Download, install and run the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as a Canon C100 to FCP Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.

Step 2. From “Format” menu > “Final Cut Pro” column to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X.

Step 3. (Optinal) Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile "Settings". You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon C100 MTS files to Final Cut Pro editable Apple ProRes 422 codec.

Once the process completes, you can import your Canon C100 MTS clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing withou problems

How to import the converted Canon C100 AVCHD clips to Final Cut Pro (X) for further editing?
Launch Final Cut Pro 7/FCP 6/FCP X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.


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