Canon Vixia HF R72 to FCP Workflow-Convert HF R72 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV

Summary: Facing issues when importing Canon Vixia HF R72 MTS media files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing? The easy workaround is to transcode Canon Vixia HF R72 mts to ProRes codec with a professional AVCHD converter Mac. Below is how.

The Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R72 records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to 32GB of internal flash memory or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It features a long 57x Advanced Zoom range and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization that combine to deliver sharp and steadier images, even when fully zoomed. Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support, the camcorder allows you to connect to iOS and Android devices to enable remote control, live stream monitoring and recording, and easy file transfers for uploading your videos and photos to social networking sites. However, if you want to edit Canon Vixia HF R72 AVCHD MTS in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X, you will meet some problems.

After widely searching and further test, we found that the problems mainly lie in that Final Cut Pro, (FCP 6/7 and FCP X) cannot support the native AVCHD footages from Canon R72. So the first problem you have to solve is how to transcode Canon Vixia HF R72 AVCHD to ProRes, the codec which is specially designed for editing with Final Cut Pro.

Here we recommend the best AVCHD to ProRes Converter-UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac. Its great performance and all the FCP compatible formats included(Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, etc) make it easier for you to import and edit your 1080 50p/60p files from Canon Vixia R72 in Final Cut Pro. Just download it and follow the guide on converting Canon HF R72 MTS to ProRes 422 below.

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Simple steps to convert Canon Vixia HF R72 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP

Step 1. Install and launch UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac to dag and drop Canon AVCHD videos to this software. Or, you can click the Add button to load your Canon Vixia HF R72 MTS footage to the program.

Tip: If you want to join the files together, please select all files and click Merge on the main interface.

Canon AVCHD to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Press the Format box and select one of the Apple ProRes codecs on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” as the export.

Canon AVCHD to FCP X

Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps for importing Canon Vixia HF R72 1080p MTS to FCP with the best quality.

Step 4. Hit he button for “Convert” and start converting Canon Vixia HF R72 AVCHD to FCP ProRes 422 .mov video on Mac OS X (EI Capitan and Yosemite) immediately.

Once the 1080p AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion finished, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File —> Import —> Files to import the converted files and edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

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