Summary: Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without rendering or any other problems on Mac OS X(Mavericks, Mountain Lion included).
Final Cut Pro can not provides native support for Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA series AVCHD cameras like: Canon HR series, Canon HG series, Canon HF series, Canon FS series, etc. If you have a Canon AVCHD camcoder like Canon VIXIA HF R40, Canon VIXIA HF R42, Canon XA10, Canon VIXIA HF G30, Canon VIXIA HF R500, Canon VIXIA mini X, Canon HF R500, Canon Legria HF R306, Canon Legria HF G30, etc to record family videos and wanna import the AVCHD recordings to Final Cut Pro 7/6 or Final Cut Pro X for further editing, you will face some frustrating results when importing such Canon AVCHD MTS footage into FCP.
So To be able to import Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA series AVCHD media into Final Cut Pro X/7/6, you’ll need to download and install the Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA Transfer software and Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA Drive software. While, if you haven’t install these Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA import Plug-in for Final Cut Pro correctly, it’s still hard task to transfer Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS media files to FCP 7/6 or FCP X. Well, this article describes the best way to import AVCHD files from Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA Series to FCP on Mac.
Step 1: Launch the Best Canon AVCHD Converter on Mac. Click the button “File” to add Canon AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) files to it. Select all files and Click Merge to join several Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS clips together.
Step 2: Click the format bar and choose Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for FCP editing.
Step 3: You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters: adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Here we recommend you just keep the original video size and native frame rate for least quality loss.
Step 4: Press the Convert button; it will start to transcode Canon VIXIA/LEGRIA AVCHD to MOV for FCP X/7/6 on Mac OS X. After the successful conversion, you can easily import Canon AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac.