How to Import/Edit Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD videos in FCP X/7/6 on Mac?

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014 under Canon AVCHD, FCP | Comments are off for this article

The Canon VIXIA HF G30 is a new, high end, consumer-level camcorder that adopts many of the features of the Canon XA25 and XA20. Much like the two new professional models, the G30 has a 2.91MP CMOS sensor, a DIGIC DV 4 image processor and a 20x zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8-576mm. The G30 can also record 1080/60p video in 35 Mbps MP4 and 28 Mbps AVCHD. It even has the very same 3.5” OLED touch screen and advanced display features such as zebra and color bars.

The Canon VIXIA HF G30 delivered astonishing 1080/60p full HD videos which are on par with professional video cameras. While, when you try to import Canon VIXIA HF G30 recordings to FCP X/7/6 for further editing, you will encounter many problems. As we’ve mentioned above, Canon VIXIA HF G30 recorded videos are in AVCHD (*.mts) format, but FCP’s most compatible editing codec is ProRes .mov.

For editing Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD MTS video in FCP losslessly, here we recommend Canon VIXIA HF G30 users to transcode Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD to ProRes MOV before editing in FCP X and FCP 7/6 on Mac using this professional UFUSoft Mac AVCHD Video Converter. Wit it, you can easily convert and recode Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD to ProRes 422/ProRes 4444, which is the Final Cut Pro X/7/6 favorable video codec. Now, follow the guide below.

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How to smoothly impot and edit Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD videos in FCP X/7/6 on Mac?

Step 1: click top left icons to load your AVCHD video from Canon VIXIA HF G30 to UFUSoft Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac. You can load individual videos by clicking “add videos”, or load the entire folder by clicking “add from folder”.

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) as output format for editing Canon AVCHD in FCP X/7/6.

To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.

Step 3: Convert Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD files for FCP X/7/6.

Click the read button Convert to start transcoding Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD MTS files to MOV for FCP X/7/6. When the conversion is completed, click “Open” button to locate the converted Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for editing with Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

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