Canon XA25 and Canon XA20 feature a 2.91MP CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC DV 4 image processor for capturing 1080/60p video in 35 Mbps MP4 and 28 Mbps AVCHD. Users can also record and transmit lower bit rate (3 Mbps) MP4 video. Dual SD memory card slots support simultaneous recording with built-in down-conversion, and relay recording enables prolonged continuous recording times.
The key difference between the XA25 and the XA20 is the XA25’s HD/SD-SDI output. The BNC connector on the XA25 provides a direct connection to a microwave van, satellite uplink or other TV transmission system. This output also enables external recording of the uncompressed HD/SD-SDI signal.
But this AVCHD video format came from Canon XA25/XA20 is not a good editing format. So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed 1080/60p 28 Mbps AVCHD on your Mac with QuickTime Player, iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro. You need to convert the 1080/60p AVCHD footage off your Canon XA25/XA20 with UFUSoft Mac Canon AVCHD Converter for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Canon XA25/XA20 1080p AVCHD to a playable/editable/compatible Mac ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, H.264 MOV, Apple DV, DV AVI, etc on Mac for FCP, FCE, iMovie, QuickTime Player, iDVD, etc, but also supports other Canon AVCHD camcorders.
Now free download it here and follow the steps below to convert Canon XA25/XA20 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to FCP/iMovie/FCE/QuickTime Player/iDVD, etc on Mac.
1. Transfer AVCHD (*.mts) files from Canon XA25, Canon XA20 camcorders to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Install and run the top UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac , click “Add video” to load the Canon XA25/XA20 recorded AVCHD video or directly drag the files to this Canon AVCHD Video Converter.
Tips: If you have multiple Canon XA25/XA20 AVCHD MTS clips, you can select all files and click Merge to merge your multiple AVCHD MTS files into one file.
2. Click “Format” bar and choose “iMovie/Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (.mov)” as export format. This is iMovie/FCE preferred video format. Choose Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for FCP editing. Choose HD Video > HD MOV Videos (*.mov) for QuickTime Player and iDVD.
3. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and frame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. (Optional)
4. Click “Convert” button and transform Canon XA25/XA20 AVCHD to AIC MOV, ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV.
After converting and merging the Canon XA25/XA20 AVCHD files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio/Final Cut Pro X/7/6, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, iMovie 8/9/11 for editing still in HD, to Mac QuickTime Player for playing, to iDVD for burning with high quality.