Summary: Have some1080/50p 60p AVCHD from Canon XA25 but got error when importing to Final Cut Pro? In this article, we quickly walk you through the most effective way for getting Canon XA25 footage into FCP 6, 7 and X.
Ever have experienced Canon XA25, the top professional HD Camcorder? With it, you can record Full HD .mts clips at 1080/60p or 50p mode. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing Canon XA25 60p/50p AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7 (even with the latest FCP X). If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Canon XA25 1080 50P/60P footage and FCP 6/7/X to work beautifully.
The basic reason why you can’t successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P/50P format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the latest FCP X. In order to import Canon XA25 AVCHD footage into FCP for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert Canon XA25 60p/50p MTS to ProRes encoded mov format first, which is a native format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Canon XA25 AVCHD Footage to ProRes MOV in detail.
Converting Canon XA25 60p/50p AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the best Mac Canon AVCHD to FCP Converter I choose. Fast convert AVCHD .mts from Canon XA25 tom Apple ProRes .mov files, which will fast import into Final Cut Pro project. As for video quality, at least I cannot distinguish any loss by naked eyes. And this top AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac can also help you convert AVCHD recordings to AIC for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, etc.
Step 1: Load original MTS files
Launch the MTS to ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose output format
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac. The Mac AVCHD converter will transcode Canon XA25 MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080.
Tip: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.
Step 3: Edit the 1080 60P/50P MTS video
By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, subtitles and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.
Step 4: Start converting
Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcoding Canon XA25 1080p 50p/60p MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.
After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Canon XA25 1080 60p/50p MTS footage to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing with best quality.
1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
2. If you want to edit Canon XA25 MTS in iMovie/FCE, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.
3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.
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