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How to ingest Canon EOS C100 C500 AVCHD footage to ProRes FCPX

Import/injest Canon C100/C500 1080P AVCHD using Apple ProRes HQ file for FCP X




The Canon EOS C100/C500 is a professional camcorder with a Digital SLR-sized sensor and interchangeable EF mount lenses to provide film-like performance on HD video. The C100/C500 records 1920x1080 Full HD movies in AVCHD format to SD cards at a bitrate of 24Mbps with 4:2:0 colour sampling – delivering sharp, vivid, professional-quality video. AVCHD footage is not compatible with FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, etc on Mac. For instance, Final Cut Pro 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 or moved 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.


To solve this problem, an option is to injest Canon c100/C500 AVCHD footage to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing. At present, various MTS Converters can do AVCHD to FCP conversion, but many of them cannot run smoothly on the new Mavericks 10.9.1. Here introduces Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, which is really a tremendous boost to run effectively and efficiently on Mavericks. Below is a step-by-step tutorial, let's take a look!


Step1: Import or drag & drop 1080P AVCHD footage FCP X


When you start Aunsoft user-friendly iMedia Converter for Mac, the clear instruction in the main interface is clearly show you the main function icon.


Step 2: Select ProRes 422 HQ as export format


Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)". ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding.



Step 3: Set audio and video profile


Here you can set profile with C100/C500 1080P AVCHD to ProRes HQ converter. The video frame rate is up to 60fps under the ProRes 422 format profile settings. After much verification, here suggests 25P in PAL (30P in NTSC) to keep high video quality and smooth edit in FCP X. Before transcoding C100/C500 50P AVCHD to ProRes 422 FCP X, you can also adjust other settings, like video size, video bitrates, audio channels, etc.


You are also allowed to do initial editing via "editor tool" in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.



Step 4: Transcode 1080P AVCHD file to ProRes 422 HQ MOV FCP X


Click "Conversion" icon to EOS C100 plugin for FCPX. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.  

Besides, this efficient program supports batch conversion. You can go sleep when iMedia Converter for Mac processes batch conversion via a click on "shut down computer after conversion".


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