Canon C100 and FCP WorkFlow-Transcode/Import C100 AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

Summary: While Final Cut Pro does not work with Canon C100 1080p AVCHD footage directly. The guide tells us the best way to import Canon EOS 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 C100
The EOS C100 brings together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility in a smaller, lighter body. Modular and compatible with a host of Canon and third-party accessories, the EOS C100 brings stunning HD video quality to independent event videographers and video production organizations.


All users are satisfied with the quality, but Canon EOS C100 users must meet some difficulties while imputing recordings from Canon C100 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 C100 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 C100 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 Brorsoft 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 C100 MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP

Step 1. Download, install and run the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as a Canon C100 to FCP Converter. 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 compatible output format. From “Format” menu > “Final Cut Pro” column to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X.

Step 3. (Optinal) Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile "Settings". You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon C100 MTS files to Final Cut Pro editable Apple ProRes 422 codec.

After 100% accomplishment, you just need to click the "Open" button on the main interface of Canon EOS C100 1080i AVCHD Converter to find your converted file . That is to say you can edit your Canon EOS C100 recordings in FCP easily and effortlessly.

[Q]How to import the converted Canon C100 AVCHD 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.




Brorsoft MTS Converter Using Tips:
1. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.
2. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
4. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
5. Deinterlace Canon C100 1080i files: Click Edit and select "deinterlacing" in the Effect.

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