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Tips for importing videos on Canon VIXIA HF R40/R42/R400 to FCP/FCE on Mac

Posted Mar 08 2013 3:04am

In 2013 CES, Canon launched 4 new camcorders,HF R42, R40 and R400, which have grab many eyeballs of consumers. These models will be available in this March. Sellers are very confident with these new models which own cloud access features. Besides the 1080 60P good quality of capturing, Canon allows customers to move things to the cloud.Users canremotely browse and download files via the web.

After you transferred or downloaded videos captured by Canon camcorders to your Mac computer. You can use some video editor software to edit your videos, like FCP (Final Cut Pro) or FCE (Final Cut Ex). Both are very popular video applications on Mac. As we can see from camcorders’ description, those model all
record 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files. If you have got one of them and want to directly import and edit its 60p MTS videos with FCP/FCE, you will see nothing in the window. Because FCP/FCE doesn't support 1080 60p nonstandard format at all.


So we should do to edit CanonAVCHD MTS files with FCP/FCE on Mac? There is a way. That is to convert AVCHD MTS files to Mac most compatible format, MOV. So the solution is to convert MTS to MOV.

Before conversion, you need to search and find a professional
Mac video converterto reformat AVCHD MTS. Kvisoft video convert for Mac is best choice, due to powerful features and user-friendly interface.

Following will show you how easily to use it for conversion

Step1:Import files.
Please open converter, then drag video file to the converter. Batch import and conversion is allowed. You can preview the imported video with the built-in player on right.

Step2. Choose output format.
There is a phone icon beside loaded video file, you can click it to choose output format. Output formats are divided to 6 Categories, so you can easily to find the output format you need.

Step3. Convert.
After selected output destination folder, please simply click the button to start conversion. It is done. That is how easily to use. After converted, you can import HD video on Canon to Mac for further editing on FCP/FCE.

Tips for importing converted MTS files to FCP/FCE

For FCP 7: Simply to File > Import > Files and select the converted clips. There is no need “Log and Transfer” with typical camcorders. For FCE, go to File > Import > Media and in the window that comes up, select your transformed MOV clips.


Besides MOV conversion, it can also allow you to convert the MTS files to other formats, such as MP4, AVI, 3GP, MPEG-4, etc, so that you can easily play these Canon VIXIA HF videos on other portable digital devices. Why not enjoy videos freely just with a pretty Mac video converter?
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