Summary: If you want to make a short film from Canon XA30/XA35 AVCHD footage with Adobe After Effects CC and prefer fluent playback, you’d better to do some work in advance. Here is an easy way to solve this problem.
Canon has announced a pair of new digital video cameras that are aimed directly at professional videographers called the XA35 and XA30. Both of the cameras use the new HD CMOS PROSensor. That new sensor makes both cameras portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light usage scenarios. Like the previous models, they record AVCHD or MPEG4 format video at resolutions up to 1080p and at frame rates of 24, 30, or 60 (23.98, 29.97, 59.94) fps.
Although Adobe announced that After Effects natively supports AVCHD importing, when users want to edit Canon XA35/XA30 Full HD AVHCD/MP4 Videos in After Effects CC, they still get stuck in importing Canon AVCHD/MP4 footage to AE. As MP4 encoded AVCHD video is highly compressed, good for transporting, but poor for editing. By the way, in order to play AVCHD videos on PC or mac smoothly, your processor must be very powerful. In a word, if you want to make a short film from AVCCHD footage with Adobe After Effects CC and prefer fluent playback, you’d better to do some work in advance. Here is an easy way to solve this problem.
Here is a nice AVCHD Converter application named Pavtube Video Converter/Mac Version(read the review) for you. The program converts AVCHD footage to editable formats not only for After Effects editing, but also for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro and more. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to get the work done smoothly (Mac Solution), the windows workflow is as the same.
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– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76179460.html
How to convert Canon XA30/XA35 AVCHD to Adobe After Effects CC editable format?
Step 1: Copy Canon XA30/XA35 media on to the Storage Drive in a folder.
Step 2: Launch the best Video Converter. Click the “Add” button for adding to import the mts files from XA30/XA35 to the Converter for After Effects.
Step 3: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then move your pointer to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) which is the perfect video format for you to transfer AVCHD to Adobe After Effects CC. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you prefer.
Step 4: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameter. 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.
Note: To get original(best) video quality, you can keep original video size and bitrate.
Step 5: Click the “Convert” button and it will convert Canon XA30/XA35 AVCHD files to MPG video for editing in After Effects CC immediately.
Step 6: Once the conversion is done, you will be able to get the output files for Adobe After Effects CC via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import the converted Canon XA30/XA35 HD footage in Adobe After Effects CC for editing keeping high quality effortlessly.
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