Canon XA11 to FCP X-Import/Edit XA11 MTS to Final Cut Pro X

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The Canon XA11 Full HD Camcorder is a compact run-and-gun camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, and independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm, and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner.

After recording, you may need to import Canon XA11 footage to FCP X for editing, but Canon XA11 recorded AVCHD video is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X and FCE, iMovie on Mac. Final Cut software doesn’t supports AVCHD well- it takes much time to render.

As far as we know, the problems mainly lie in that Final Cut Pro, (FCP 6/7 and FCP X) cannot support the native AVCHD footages from Canon XA11. What’s the best solution to ingest Canon XA11 AVCHD files to FCP X for editing without any problem ? Since FCP native format is ProRes, so the best way to get the work done is to convert Canon XA11 MTS to ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac OS X and then you can log and transfer the AVCHD clips into FCP X for smoothly editing. The below is a brief guide for beginners.

Download UFUSoft Mac AVCHD Converter. This professional Canon MTS Converter Mac can help you convert Canon XA11 AVCHD to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 MOV format effortlessly without quality loose. Besides, more output formats like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc are also supported.

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Transcoding Canon XA11 MTS recordings to Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X

Step 1: Install and Launch the Mac Canon MTS Converter and load your Canon XA11 .mts/.m2ts files to it.

Step 2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list. For editing Canon XA11 MTS in Final Cut Pro X smoothly, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro X.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4: Click the Convert button on the main interface to start the Canon XA11 to Final Cut Pro X conversion. Once the process is at 100%, then the converted video is ready for importing and editing on Mac OS X.

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