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.


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