C100 and FCP Tips-Transcoding MTS file from Canon C100 to FCP 7 for editing

Summary: Does Canon C100 MTS just go straight into FCP 7? In this article, we will give you the tips on how to import and edit AVCHD MTS files from C100 in FCP 7 without problems.

The Canon EOS C100 is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family. It records full HD at 24Mbps to SDHC/SDXC cards using an AVCHD codec. Users may use FCP 7 to do some post production before uploading or sharing C100 videos. In this article, we will discuss how to import Canon C100 MTS files to FCP 7 natively.

As a matter of fact, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, ect to FCP for editing. However, AVCHD is a highly compressed format and is not fully compatible with Mac tools including FCP, iMovie, FCE, etc. Plus, even the FCP program can ingest your Canon C100 MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. The best method to avoid troubles and save time is to transcode Canon C100 MTS footage into FCP most compatible format like Apple ProRes.

Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, as the best Mac MTS to FCP Converter is highly recommended. With it, you can transcode C100 .MTS to MOV(including ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE…), which will make your raw MTS videos compatible with NLEs and media players. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to transcode Canon C100 MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP in detail.

Tutorial on converting Canon C100 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro7 in simple steps

1. Import original videos

Run the MTS to FCP converter and click the Add Files button to import the Canon C100 MTS videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

2. Choose output format

Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.

Tip: Go to the "Settings" icon to adjust parameters you need including Video Size, Channel, Frame rate, Video&Audio codec.

3. Start Conversion

Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the Canon C100 MTS to FCP ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

After the AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP without any rendering or unrecognizable problem.

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