Some Importing issues about Canon Vixia HF G20 and FCP X

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Some Importing issues about Canon Vixia HF G20 and FCP X

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:29 am

Summary: Facing issues when importing and editing Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro X? Get the best Mac MTS to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.


When you got Canon Vixia HF G20, a high-quality capturing camcorder, you may feel like shooting video with it. It’s wonderful for us to use this excellent camera to record beautiful landscapes and record exciting moments. After recording, you may need to import Canon Vixia HF G20 footage to FCP X for editing, but Canon Vixia HF G20 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 Vixia HF G20. What’s the best solution to ingest Canon Vixia HF G20 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 HF G20 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.

How to transcode Canon Vixia HF G20 MTS to edit in Final Cut Pro X (FCP X)

Step 1. Download Brorsoft Canon Vixia MTS Converter Mac. This professional Mac AVCHD Converter can help you convert Canon G20 AVCHD to FCP 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.

Step 2. Click “Add Video” to load the .mts files from Canon Vixia HF G20 Camcorder to the Mac Converter.


Step 3. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). Well, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), etc are all the proper choice for you.


Tip: You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for later easy editing in Final Cut Pro.


Step 4. Click Edit button and you can deinterlace Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080i AVCHD for Final Cut Pro via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

Step 5. Finally click Convert button to start the Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion for Final Cut Pro X with the top AVCHD to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X. After converting, you can import Canon MTS files to Final Cut Pro X as well as FCP 6/7 for editing as you want.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips” or “FCE, FCP, iMovie Column” to get your solutions.

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