On the eve of CES, longtime optics heavyweight Canon announced three new camcorders for its VIXIA HF R product line. They are HF R42, R40 and R400. They all feature a 53x advanced zoom, a DIGIC DV IV image processor and a 3.28-megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor. In addition, these movie-makers capture HD MP4s at up to 35Mbps and AVCHD progressive 60p recordings that tops out at 28Mbps. Moving things to the cloud, Canon's new HF R camcorders allow users to remotely browse and download files via the web. Further adding to its software suite, the company is introducing its CameraAccess app (Android and iOS) with video streaming, sharing and remote control for the HR40 and HR42.
AVCHD Progressive is a very popular format for us, it is the upgrade of AVCHD(MTS/M2TS). It is not a standard format for many non-linear editors including Final Cut Pro 7. It menas that if you have shot some 60p AVCHD progressive recordings and try to import to FCP 7 with Log and Transfer, you will see nothing clip in L&T window. Because L&T plaugin doesn't support to transcode or directly import the 60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing. Then what is the best solution to importing Canon VIXIA HF R40/HF R42/HF R400 AVCHD progressive video to FCP 7?
As we all know FCP's native video format is Apple ProRes, if we reformat AVCHD to ProRes, we will can easily transfer it to FCP7 without any plugin. To convert Canon VIXIA HF R 60p AVCHD o ProRes, we have to use a top AVCHD Converter for Mac to do the conversion. Here I show you the Brorsoft AVCHD to ProRes Converter. It can help you transcode MTS/M2TS videos at 28Mbps, 24Mbps, 17Mbps, 5Mbps, ect on Mac OS X. Below is the easy guide on converting Canon VIXIA HF R40/HF R42/HF R400 .mts/.m2ts files.
Step 1: Launch the sofware to load your 1080 60p MTS to it for converting.
Step 2: Click the format bar, and move the mouse pointer to Final Cut Pro profile, you will see several Apple ProRes formats like Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, which are the proper choices.
Step 3: You can click the “Settings” icon to freely set video resolution, frame rate, bitrate, etc freely. Since you got 1080 60p AVCHD file, you need to change the frame rate to 30fps.
Step 4: After the settings, please click Convert button to start transcoding MTS to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion finished, you can get the converted video via clicking the Open button. Afterwards, you can import 1080 60p AVCHD from Canon VIXIA HF R40/HF R42/HF R400 to FCP 7 without any issue.
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