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Dec 03

How to import Canon C100 MTS to Final Cut Pro for editing without rendering

The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family, bringing 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 true cinema quality to independent event videographers and video production organizations.

Key features:

1080p 24Mbps up to 30p  AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec
4:2:0, 15% smaller than the C300, EF mount version only
locking HDMI out, Canon Log Gamma,  Records to dual SD Cards
can also output uncompressed digital HD to an external recorder

However there is no perfect thing in the word. From Googling, I found users have some questions about the cam in forums. Here I am glad to help you solve your doubts.


Q1. I want to backup the clips from C100 to my PC for sharing with my family, who can tell me what codec or format does the EOS C100 record?

A1: The camera uses the MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 compression codec and shoots AVCHD (.MTS/.M2TS) footages. If you try to restore the recodings to your computer for playing, you’d better convert the video to WMV or MOV.

Q2. Hi, guys. I am using the Canon new camera C100. I tried to get the recorded MTS movies to Mac for editing with FCP 7, but the I got the incompatible information. Why?

A2: It is a pity that the EOS C100 does not surpport 720p recordings. It only captures 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 file at 60i. By default, the output video file is 1080 60i .mts. FCP’s surpported file is MOV instead of MTS.

If you plan to ingest the Canon C100 MTS files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing, you’d better use a plugin or converter to convert it to a compatible format on Mac OS X.

As I far as I know, the Log and Transfer can import and transcode Canon C100 MTS to Apple ProRes for editing with FCP, but the converted video quality is bad. Then I went to google and found the a MTS Converter who used for converting to lossless quality video and audio. With the app, we can deinterlace 1080i to 1080p and encode MTS to ProRes 422 keeping original video and qudio qaulity on Mac OS X. Now, I will share the easy steps with you.


1. Load source mts files shot with your Canon C100 camera

Launch Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac as Canon C100 MTS Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your Canon C100 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. Or drag and drop Canon C100 AVCHD MTS file to the program. You can batch load several files to the program directly.

2. Select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro
Go to “Format” menu, move to “Final Cut Pro” option, and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format for FCP 6/7 or FCP X.

Tip: If you want to get to a smaller file, you’d better choose ProRes 422(LT)(*.mov).

3. Do some settings as you want.

4. Click “Edit” to deinterlace 1080i MTS files for FCP.

5. Canon C100 MTS files Converter.

At last, hit the “Convert” button to Canon C100 MTS to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7 editing.

After the fast conversion process, you are able to get the converted file by clicking “Open”. Then you can import the converted C100 mts files to FCP 6/7 for editing.

Now, the video file from Canon C100 is comfortable and editable for FCP 6/7, you can share the movie with your family or smoothly ingest to FCP for further editing on Mac OS X.

With this Canon C100 MTS Converter, you can easily change Canon C100 AVCHD files to FCP X for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your Canon C100 AVCHD footages to FCP in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

You can also find more tips and tricks in MTS column and FCP column.

Have a good time!

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