Merge/Transcode Canon VIXIA HF R400 Video to Final Cut

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Merge/Transcode Canon VIXIA HF R400 Video to Final Cut

Postby stevenjoen » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:15 pm

Canon VIXIA HF R400 Full HD Camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video directly to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It supports Full HD still image capture as well. The camcorder features a 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. The HF R400 also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization. For easy recording and instant playback, there’s a 3″ touch panel LCD as well. Designed with all levels of users in mind, the HF R400 has a laundry list of features including MP4 and AVCHD recording, an innovative Baby Mode, Intelligent IS, Smart AUTO, a higher capacity battery for longer shooting sessions and more.

Final Cut Pro 7 is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. Although this new released FCP 7 supports AVCHD with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60, the Canon VIXIA HF R400 1080/60p AVCHD MTS is incompatible with Mac FCP 7!

So if you want to edit Canon VIXIA HF R400 1080 60p in Final Cut Pro 7, you are recommended to use UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Canon HF R400 MTS to FCP 7 converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Canon 1080 60p AVCHD to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 60p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro 7.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Canon VIXIA HF R400 1080/60p MTS to Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Maverick/Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080 60p videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.

After transferring .mts files from Canon HF R400 camera, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac Canon MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.

Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video or Common Video > H.264 MOV Video (*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.


Step 3. Merge Canon AVCHD files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Canon VIXIA HF R400 1080 60p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Canon HF R400 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon MTS converter starts converting Canon HF R400 1080 60p MTS videos to H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro 7 and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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