Import CES 2017 Canon HF R82/R80/R800 Videos to FCP/Premiere Pro for Editing

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At CES 2017, Canon released the new HF R82, HF R80, and the HF R800B / HF R800W build upon the established Canon VIXIA HF R72, the HF R70, and the HF R700 ( black / white) models. Extended recording times, improved backlight correction in Highlight Priority Mode with true-to-life colors, and additional fast-motion recording options have been added to the VIXIA’s palette of creative choices. Canon offers the latest VIXIAs as complements to their current models, not as replacements. Like their predecessors, the R82/80/800 models feature a powerful 57x zoom, Optical Image Stabilization, 1920 x 1080/60p video recording, smartphone remote control, and WiFi/live streaming connectivity.

No matter got any one of the three camcorders; you won’t miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R82, HF R80 or HF R800. If you shot the 1080p movies in AVCHD format, some problems would occur during the importing. The AVCHD Progressive is not a standard format for many non-linear editors including FCP X/7/6, Premiere Pro, which cannot ingest 60p/50p AVCHD recordings directly for smooth editing.

So for FCP/Adobe Premiere Pro users, how to import and edit Canon VIXIA videos on Mac? The best solution is to transcode Canon VIXIA HF R82/R80/R800 clips to FCP supported video formats Apple ProRes or Premiere Pro MPEG-2 Videos (*.mpg) to optimize your workflow and save time. To make a fast conversion without HD output quality, UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is one of the best choices for you. It can easily fix all the issues of format incompatibility, for it allows you to fast convert Canon HF R82/R80/R800 AVCHD videos to FCP X/7/6-friendly formats ProRes or Premiere Pro-compatible format MPEG-2 on Mac OS X without quality loss. The programs can also be applicable for various models like Canon VIXIA HF R70, HF R72, HF R700, Canon VIXIA HF R60, HF R62, HF R600, Canon VIXIA HF R50, HF R52, HF R500, Canon VIXIA HF R40, HF R42, HF R400, HF M30, M300, HF M500, HF M40, HF M400 and more.

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How to transcode Canon VIXIA HF R82/R80/R800 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP X/7/6 or Premiere Pro?

Step 1: Install and launch this AVCHD Converter for Mac. Import your Canon VIXIA HF R82, HF R80, HF R800 footage to the converter.

Step 2: Click “format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as Final Cut Pro compatible codec for editing AVCHD MTS files in FCP smoothly.

Or Click and choose “Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)” as Adobe Premiere Pro compatible codec for editing AVCHD MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly

editing AVCHD MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 3: You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better.

Step 4: Click convert button to start the Canon HF R82/R80/R800 AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion on Mac OS X, which will optimize the AVCHD to FCP or Adobe Premiere Pro editing workflow.

After Canon Vixia HF R82/R80/R800 conversion finished, you can click “open” to find the output file, then you can import converted files into FCP/Adobe Premiere Pro for editing easily.