Summary: If you are facing the issue when importing and editing Canon XA30 AVCHD/MP4 footage in Final Cut Pro X, here recommend you the best Mac Canon XA30 AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.
I have just got a Canon XA30 camera and I have taken it on my trip. After recording some footage, I wanna share this with others. To get better effect, just now I’m trying to get the AVCHD/MP4 recording from it into Final Cut Pro X, but without much success, that is, I can get the Canon to show up on my desktop, but can’t seem to get FCP X on my El Capitan to capture the video from the Canon XA30 camera using the USB Cable.
AVCHD is highly compressed and not ideal for editing with Final Cut Pro X you can’t natively import Canon XA30 AVCHD in FCP X. In order to smoothly edit Canon HF R306 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you’d better transcode the Canon AVCHD/MP4 to FCP native format, say, Apple ProRes Codec with some help from a third-party software.
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review) is an easy to use yet professional AVCHD/MP4 Converter on Mac OS X El Capitan which can not only transcode Canon XA30 AVCHD/MP4 files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the program can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc.
The following guides you how to convert Canon XA30 AVCHD/MP4 footages to Apple ProRes 422 encoded MOV file for FCP X. If you have the same problem about editing Canon XA30 AVCHD/MP4 videos in Final Cut Pro X, check out the brief guide below.
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Step 1. Import Canon XA30 AVCHD/MP4 videos. You can import multiple files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon xa30 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS X El Capitan.
Some more helpful features of the app:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
After a shot conversion, you will be able to load/transfer Canon XA30 AVCHD videos into Final Cut Pro X editing without rendering.
Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed theApple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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