Apple ProRes and Apple ProRes Converting

All members of the Apple ProRes codec family support frame sizes up to 4K as well as SD, HD, and 2K at full resolution. The data rate of Apple ProRes varies based on codec type, image content, frame size, and frame rate.

Apple ProRes 422 Converter allows you to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4,DV, MPEG-2, ASF, XAVC, PVR, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, MXF, FLV, 3GP, MKV, RMVB, TS, etc video files to Apple ProRes 422 (HD)(.mov),Apple Apple ProRes 422 (LT)(.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)(.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (.mov) etc.

Apple ProRes includes the following formats:

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ): This codec preserves visual quality at the same high level as Apple ProRes 4444, but for 4:2:2 image sources. With widespread adoption across the video post-production industry, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) offers visually lossless preservation of the highest-quality professional HD video that a (single-link) HD-SDI signal can carry. This codec supports full-width, 4:2:2 video sources at 10-bit pixel depths, while remaining visually lossless through many generations of decoding and reencoding. The target data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) is approximately 220 Mbps at 1920 x 1080 and 29.97 fps.

Apple ProRes 422: This codec offers nearly all the benefits of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), but at 66 percent of the data rate for even better multistream, real-time editing performance.

Apple ProRes 422 (LT): With a target data rate that is roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 and 30 percent smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422, this codec is perfect for environments where storage capacity and bandwidth are at a premium.

Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy): This codec is intended for use in offline workflows that require low data rates but full-resolution video. The target data rate is roughly 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422.

Apple ProRes 4444:

This codec offers the best quality for 4:4:4:4 sources and for workflows involving alpha channels. It features:

Full-resolution, mastering-quality 4:4:4:4 RGBA color, perceptually indistinguishable from the original material with excellent multigeneration performance

Mathematically lossless alpha channel (up to 16 bits) with real-time playback

High-quality solution for storing and exchanging motion graphics and composites

A remarkably low data rate compared to uncompressed 4:4:4 HD (the target data rate is approximately 330 Mbps for 4:4:4 sources at 1920 x 1080 and 29.97 fps)

Direct encoding of, and decoding to, both RGB and Y′CbCr pixel formats

ProRes is a lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production that supports up to 4k. It is the successor of the Apple Intermediate Codec and was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2.

More about Apple ProRes and Apple ProRes Converting, Please go to Apple ProRes Converting

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Convert and Import Canon XA10 to FCP

The Canon XA10 allows you to capture 1920*1080 videos at 24Mbps in AVCHD format, and the CMOS sensor also allows you to select 60i, 24p, PF30, and PF24 frame rates to customize the look of your footage. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing video (AVCHD mts files) from Canon XA10 to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6.

Canon XA10 to Mac Converter enables you to convert the AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) video files to MOV, MP4, MPEG-2, M4V, DV, AVI, Apple ProRes 422 etc Mac applications and devices supported formats. Then you can easily play and edit Canon XA10 AVCHD files on Mac os x 10.5.8-10.8.3 Mountain Lion.

The easiest way to import Canon XA10 video to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 6/7)

Step 1: Download, install and run AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 Converter, and then 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.

Note: The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a Canon XA10 video converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, and it works well and converts flawlessly.

Step 2: Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format. To get Canon XA10 AVCHD into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, the best format is “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422”.

Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode Canon XA10 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch FCP X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. Now you can start fun away with editing Canon XA10 video in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 without problems.

Additional Tips:

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 AVCHD MTS in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

This Canon XA10 AVCHD to FCP Converting tool can help you convert Sony PMW F55/F5 XAVC to FCP, Canon C500 MXF to FCPX, MOD to FCP and also all other video files from any camcorder to Final Cut Pro X, 7, 6.

Import Canon XA10 to Mac

“Is there a converter work with Canon XA10? Currently my mac won’t even recognize the files from the camera. I use Mac mountain Lion 10.8, can you help me?”

“Nothing changed. Tried both cards. Tried copying the ACHD file over to reside on the computer’s hard drive. FCPX would not recognize the .mts files. I will use Express to finish this project as I can’t waiste any more time on this. It’s clear that FCPX isn’t going to work for me going forward. If you guys fix this program, let me know, but I’m heading to Adobe to purchase Premiere. Not that I want to send you a parting shot, but FCP 7 was a beautiful program – a flawless program. I can only hope that Apple fired the developers of X as it has done horrendous damage to your reputation.”

The XA10 Professional Camcorder allows users to record up to 24 hours of clear high definition video to a 64GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory slots. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory cards when the memory becomes full.

Follow the guide below you will know how to use professional AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X Converter for Mac to convert Canon XA10 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV on Mountain Lion 10.8, then you can import AVCHD from Canon XA10 to Final Cut Pro editing.

Canon XA10 to Mac Converter enables you to convert the AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) video files to MOV, MP4, MPEG-2, M4V, DV, AVI, Apple ProRes 422 etc Mac applications and devices supported formats.

Guide to Convert Canon XA10 AVCHD to Mac

Step 1: Add Canon XA10 AVCHD to This Mac Program

After you install and run the Canon XA10 AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can click the “Add Video” button to import the Canon XA10 AVCHD files to the converter.

Step 2: Set output format and output path

Click the menu bar of “Profile” to set the output format as Mov-QuickTime (*.mov). After that, set the output path to save the converted file.

Step 3: Convert Canon XA10 AVCHD to Mac

When everything is done well, now you can easily click “Start” button to convert the Canon x10 AVCHD files. After the conversion, you can import the Canon XA AVCHD to FCP, iMovie, iTunes etc with ease.

You may have the need to import Canon XA10 AVCHD files into Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie or Avid Media Composer on Mac, but, as we know, the Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie and Avid Media Composer don’t support AVCHD format, so you can’t import and edit Canon XA10 AVCHD in FCP (X)/ iMovie/Avid Media Composer on Mac 10.8 directly.

How to Convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro?

We would like to adopt Final Cut Pro to edit MP4 videos, including Gopro MP4, Sanyo Xacti MP4, YouTube MP4 videos, iTunes MP4 videos, Sony DSC-M1 MP4 Camcorder videos, etc. in order to get better videos or more wonderful video files. Well, Final Cut Pro might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. In that case, you might try to find a way to convert MP4 to Final Cut Pro compatible format like MOV, DV, etc. This article here shows the MP4 to Final Cut Pro Mac conversion in details.

“My Sanyo Camera that records videos on the 29.99fps and 59.94 fps 1920×1080 Full HD and makes MP4 files on H.264 compression for the video and AAC Stereo 48KHz for the audio. How can I import the Sanyo MP4 video to FCP for editing?”

“Does GoPro Hero three operates in H264 code? I would like to edit my GoPro Hero three 1080p MP4 video in Final Cut Pro 7, nevertheless it failed. Can anybody advise some apps to assist me. Thanks.”

Sanyo MP4 to FCP Converter allows you to convert Sanyo MP4 video from Sanyo Xacti, Sanyo VPC, Sanyo HD, Sanyo DM etc camera to Apple ProRes MOV for importing to FCP, also Xacti HD 2000, Xacti HD 1010, Xacti HD1000, Xacti HD700 HD MP4 to Final Cut Pro X, 7, 6 and iMovie etc without quality loss.

FCP is compatible well with Apple ProRes 422 MOV video format. So we can convert the Gopro 1080p, 960P and 720p H.264 MP4 video from Gopro HD HERO camcorder to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for importing to Final Cut Pro X, 7, 6 for further editing with Gopro Video to FCP Converter.

Guide of Converting Gopro MP4 to FCP

1: Load GoPro HD videos to the Converter

Firstly, free download the GoPro MP4 to FCP Converter, install and run it. Drag and drop the GoPro 1080P MP4 files to the app, this program allows importing multiple files and converting them at one time. Or you can also go to the “Add files” button to import video files to the program.

2: Select output format

Click the “Convert To” icon to select output format for FCP. As presets for Final Cut Pro are available, you just need to go to the Final Cut Pro column to set output format, if you want to get smaller size files, you can choose ProRes 422(Proxy) or (LT), ProRes 422 (HQ) is the largest, and others are much smaller.

3: Start to convert GoPro mp4 files to ProRes MOV

Finally, click the Convert button to start converting GoPro MP4 videos to FCP. The smart GoPro H.264 MP4 to FCP Converter will automatically finish the rest job. When the conversion is done, you can transfer the Converted files to FCP X, 7, 6 to edit with ease.

How to Convert AVCHD/XAVC to FCP?

AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video.

XAVC is a recording format that was introduced by Sony on October 30, 2012. XAVC is an open format that will be licensed to companies that want to make XAVC products. XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. The new codec is geared toward 4k production but can still be found useful for 2k production.

Final Cut Studio is the most popular video editing software on Mac owning to its flexible structure, better workflow and powerful editing ability. ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc.

AVCHD to Apple Prores 422 Mac Converter Tool allows you to convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, XAVC video files to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes (LT) for Final Cut Pro X to edit AVCHD videos for different usage in higher quality and efficiency on Mac os x.

XAVC to FCP Converter allows you to convert XAVC video files from Sony PMW F55 and F5 camcorder to Apple Prores 422(HD)(.mov), Apple Prores 422(LT)(.mov), Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(.mov), Apple Prores 422 (move), Apple Prores 4444 (.mov) etc to Final Cut Pro x, 6, 7 for editing.

Step by Step to Convert AVCHD/XAVC to Apple Prores 422

Step1: Free Download “AVCHD/XAVC to Apple Prores 422 converter Mac” on your Mac.

Step2: Click “Add Files” to add AVCHD/XAVC files, then click Profiles drop-down menu to set output as QuickTime.MOV -Apple Prores 422 click Browse to save it to destination place.

Step3: Click “Start” to convert AVCHD/XAVC files to Apple Prores 422.

Edit Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 with FCP

Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 camcorders are capable of capturing HD, 2K, QFHD (3840×2160) and true 4K (4096×2160) for users’ options. They are the first camcorders to adapt the newest XAVC format which has brought some problems inevitably.

In order to edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP X or even FCP 7/6 with ZERO original quality loss, the wisest choice is to use the third-party software—XAVC Video Converter for Mac to convert XAVC footages to ProRes 422 MOV–favorable format for Final Cut Pro. It is considered to be the best assistance to help import Sony PMW-F55 XAVC to FCP and edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP with time and effort saving.

Note: You can also install the plug-in “plugin “PDZK-LT2 vs1.10″ which allows users to edit XAVC in FCP X, that sounds great, but the only fly in the ointment is that the original quality might be degraded.

The XAVC footage is a peripheral non-standard format which is not supported by FCP 6/7/X. XAVC to Prores Converter allows you to convert XAVC video files from Sony PMW F55 and F5 camcorder to Apple Prores 422(HD)(.mov), Apple Prores 422(LT)(.mov), Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(.mov), Apple Prores 422 (.mov), Apple Prores 4444 (.mov) etc to Final Cut Pro x, 6, 7 for editing.

Note: If you are running Windows please refer to XAVC Video Converter for Windows to help you handle all XAVC problems easily.

Detailed guidelines of converting PMW-F5 XAVC footages to FCP are illustrated in the following.

Download the XAVC Converter as per the download link above and then run it. Click the “Add Files” button in the main screen to load the individual or batch XAVC videos files into the program. Of course, you can import the files by dragging and dropping directly.

Since we want to edit Sony PMW-F5 XAVC in FCP, we should choose “Final Cut Pro”->”Apple ProRes 422 MOV” as the best output format from the drop-down list by clicking “Convert to” menu. You can convert XAVC to any other video format since there are lots of optimal presets provided by the converter.

With the profound editing features provided, you can perfect the XAVC video files by cropping the video, merging the videos or adding effects to the video freely. After that, click “Start” to launch the conversion and it will be done in several minutes. Besides, it also supports batch conversion so as to save your time.