Canon XA35 FCP X-Importing MTS from Canon XA35 to FCP X

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“Last week I shot some video on a Canon XA35 camera and imported the clips into Final Cut Pro X. I shot more footage this week, but when I try to import the clips they are not showing up in the import window (bottom half of window). What I now see is AVCHD “greyed out” and the only media available to import are a few jpg images on the camera. Any idea why this is happening? Thanks for your help.”

Canon XA35 is the latest additions to its compact “XA” line of professional camcorders, which can record 1920×1080 MTS files up to 59.94p. While, with every new camera, come many new questions about workflow. AVCHD is a highly compressed video formats and usually recorded by camcorders like Canon XA35. And Final Cut Pro X is a professional non-linear editing software application. You may face the rendering problem when editing AVCHD files from Canon XA35 in Final Cut Pro X. For example you can import AVCHD files to timeline and play the video in real-time, but when you change the opacity or apply effects, you will notice the strange and it is rendering in FCP X.

Transcode Canon XA35 Full HD AVHCD/MP4 to ProRes for FCP X

The article is a step by step guide, showing you how to convert AVCHD files from Canon XA35 to Final Cut Pro X on Mac with UFUSoft AVCHD Video Converter for Mac (read the review). And in order to keep the excellent quality of the files, it employs a professional AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac to be the assistant. Moreover, this Mac program has preset for Final Cut Pro X.

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How to Convert Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X?

Step 1. Add Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files to the program

First of all, transfer Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files from to Mac.

Click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button on the top menu to browse and choose your Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files.

Step 2. Choose the preset output format – Apple ProRes for FCP X

There are few types of Apple ProRes Codecs. The Apple ProRes 4444 codec offers the utmost possible quality for 4:4:4 sources and for workflows involving alpha channels. And the Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec provides roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422) Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). You can choose Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (LT) according to your need. For example, you can choose ProRes 4444 by clicking on the format bar and follow “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 4444(*.mov)”

Step 3. Change output profile parameters.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window to resize your camera videos by choosing a smaller one at “Size” option. Other parameters like bitrate, channels, and frame rate are also adjustable.

Step 4. Start converting Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files to ProRes for FCP X

Click on the big red “Convert” button in the main UI to start converting Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X. You can find your videos by clicking “Open” button.

Then you are able to edit Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 videos in FCP X smoothly. Enjoy!

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