Summary: While Final Cut Pro does not work with Canon XA10 1080p AVCHD footage directly. The guide tells us the best way to import Canon videos to Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/7/X included). Then, you can get the best Mac MTS to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.
Canon XA10 HD Professional Camcorder:
- 1/3″ CMOS Sensor
- Native 1920 x 1080
- 24Mbps AVCHD Recording
- 60i, PF30, PF24, Native 24p
- 64GB Internal Flash Drive
- 10x HD Zoom Lens
- Dual SD Memory Card Slots
- 3.5″ Touch Panel LCD Screen
- Dual XLR Inputs w/Detachable Handle
- Waveform Monitor, Peaking, Zebra 70/100%
All users are satisfied with the quality, but Canon EOS XA10 users must meet some difficulties while imputing recordings from Canon XA10 to Final Cut Pro, (FCP 6/7/X included).
To import AVCHD footage correctly, Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/FCP 7/FCP X) requires the directory structure of the XA10 footage must be the same as when it was recorded to the card. If you’ve copied your footage onto a hard drive or other storage media and only kept part of the file structure you’re going to be presented with an unsupported media error message like this one…
To solve it , we need to know that Apple ProRes 422 is the most compatible codec for FCP X. On the contrary, the codec of Canon EOS XA10 is AVCHD(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264). So you’d better install a AVCHD Converter for working for yor FCP X. Here I suggest you to use Pavtube AVCHD to FCP X Converter on your Mac OS X computer. With it, you can easily and quickly transcode AVCHD to the best format ProRes for copying to FCP X. If you free download it to have a try with the below easy steps, you will find it works find and save your rendering time.
Guide: How to rewrap and transcode Canon XA10 MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP
Step 1. 1. Download Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac – the professional AVCHD to ProRes Converter, install and run it. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.
Step 2. Choose the best format for Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X, please select Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) from the “General Video” as output video format.
Step 3. Do some adjustment as you need, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. It is ok to keep it as original.
Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon XA10 MTS files to Final Cut Pro editable Apple ProRes 422 codec.
How to import the converted Canon XA10 AVCHD video clips to Final Cut Pro (X) for further editing? Launch Final Cut Pro 7/FCP 6/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.
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