Natively edit AVCHD files from Canon HF G10 in FCP

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Natively edit AVCHD files from Canon HF G10 in FCP

Postby vivian68 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:44 am

Natively edit AVCHD files from Canon HF G10 in FCP

Summary: If you don't know how to import Canon Vixia HF G10 MTS to Final Cut Pro on Mac, you can follow this article, and you will know how convert Canon Vixia HF G10 MTS for FCP editing best.

Question:"I have just got a Canon HF G10 camcorder. And now I am planing to taking it on a trip for business and trying to get the video in Final Cut Pro. But without much success, that is, I can get the Canon to show up on my desktop, but can’t seem to get FCP to capture the video from the camera using the USB Cable that came with the camera. Do? I need to convert and what is the best setting on the Vixia Canon G10 camcorder for the MTS formats? Don’t want any loss of video and audio quality. Thank you in advance."

This question above is from one of my friends. Do you has fell into the similiar dilemma? Is there an easy way to solve the imporing problem? How to successfully import Canon HF G10 MTS files in Final Cut Pro and keeping the best HD quality as well as optimal settings?

VIXIA HF G10 brings professional capabilities. However,AVCHD is highly compressed and can't be accepted by FCP. As Apple ProRes is the codec natively supported by FCP, you need to convert Canon Vixia HF G10 AVCHD to ProRes with a third party Prores converter to replace the L&T or import.

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is suggested to you here. This Mac Canon AVCHD Converter is designed specially for Canon AVCHD Camcorder users to convert Canon AVCHD video to FCP compatible codec Apple ProRes with high quality, also help you to convert Canon AVCHD to AIC for iMovie or Final Cut Express, or convert MTS to Movie Maker with virous preset video formats for editing software. Very intuitive and easy to use. Besides, you can use it as an Mac editor to deinterlace the original 1080i footages, crop video size, trim video clips, and add special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos.

Now, start follow the guide start converting Canon VIXIA HF G10 MTS to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP on Mac.

Step one: Download

Transfer .mts files from Canon VIXIA HF G10 camera to Mac and download Mac AVCHD to Prores Converter from Pavtube.

Step two: Add Canon Vixia HF G10 AVCHD MTS files

Install and run AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac. Click "Add Video"or "Add from folder" button to load Canon HF G10 raw .mts files to the program.



1. If you want to combines several AVCHD clips as one, please tick "Merge into one" box to merge the files into one single file.

2. If you want to to limit the size and length of the output video, just press on "Split the selected task" in the main interface by specifying the clip quantity, duration time and file size to cut the selected video file into required video clips.

3. Go to Video Editor by clicking "Edit" botton, to trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert. And it is defalulted to deinterlace 1080i MTS files. If you want to get 3D effect, just move mouse to effect to enable this fuction and do settings.

Step Three: Choose output format for FCP

Click on "Format" and select"Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" format from drop down list as the best codec for FCP;



1. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of AVCHD and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) instead.

2.If you need to change the default settings, you should go to the "Profile Settings" by clicking the "Setting" button. On that interface, you can customize the bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step four: Start conversion

Click "Convert" button to convert Canon VIXIA HF G10 MTS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro editing on Mac with high quality.

After the workflow, just import the ouput video files to Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 7. Now you can natively, smoothly import and edit Canon VIXIA HF G10 MTS files in FCP with high quality. Hope this article helps!


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