How to Convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X

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How to Convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X

Postby jssqlisa » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:47 am

The Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20 Full HD Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at 60i, in native 24p and 30p. With the 24p frame rate option you can give your footage a cinematic look. Using Cinema-Looks Filters you can boost that film look with multiple built-in adjustable filters. The HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with an 8-Blade iris for more professional-looking video and stills. It has a 30.4 - 304mm (35mm equivalent) focal length. The camcorder is also equipped with a Canon HD CMOS Pro image sensor that supports improved low-light performance and a wide dynamic range.


It seems that Canon VIXIA HF G20 is so perfect for photographers, whether they are professional or amateur. But the Final Cut Pro X users always have the headache since they find the problem editing Canon VIXIA HF G20 AVCHD 1080i files in FCP X on Mac.

How to solve the incompatibility is the key to make Canon HF G20 more convenient for shooting and editing. And as far as we know Apple ProRes is perfectly compatible with Final Cut Pro. So the problem becomes easier to solve. Just find out a converter, which can transocde Canon HF G20 AVCHD recordings to ProRes on Mac and keep the quality as original. Plus, 1080i videos are not perfectly readable for these video edit programs including FCP, Avid Media Composer, etc. Thus, deinterlacing Canon 1080/60i MTS on Mac is imperative to be considered.

If you haven’t found out a decent AVCHD convert tool yet, you may try the top AVCHD to FCP X Converter we recommend here. It can not only convert HF G20 AVCHD files to ProRes 422 with the original high definition, but also deinterlace 1080i files to make the converted files more smoothly in FCP X.

Here we show you the guide on how to deinterlace and convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080/60i MTS to FCP X


STEP 1: Launch the Mac MTS Converter for Canon HF G20 and load the 1080/60i MTS files to it.
Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for Final Cut Pro, tick the "Merge into one" box. This Mac AVCHD converter also works as the MTS/M2TS joiner for you.

STEP 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as FCP X compatible format. Like Apple ProRes 422(HQ) is also proper. Go to Profile Settings panel, You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best output quality.

STEP 3: 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 4: Click Convert button to start deinterlacing and converting Canon HF G20 MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP X on Mac OS X

After the short conversion, you can get the output video effortlessly. Later, you can import Canon HF G20 MTS/M2TS to FCP X on Mac freely without any distorted/glitchy video problem.

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