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How to Import Canon Vixia mini X AVCHD clips in FCP X/7/6?

Summary: Facing issues when importing and editing Canon Vixia mini X AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro X? Get the best Mac MTS to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.

The Canon VIXIA mini X Full HD Camcorder is designed for users looking to share their videos and photos using social media. The mini X features a Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens with a 160° viewing angle for capturing MP4 video, a 150° viewing angle when shooting in AVCHD format, and a 170° viewing angle for photos. You can also choose between a Wide or Close-Up shooting mode. The mini X has a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 image processor for capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080p video and up to 12MP photos.

When you got Canon Vixia mini X, a high-quality capturing camcorder, you may feel like shooting video with it. It’s wonderful for us to use this excellent camera to record beautiful landscapes and record exciting moments. After recording, you may need to import Canon Vixia mini X footage to FCP X for editing, but Canon Vixia mini X recorded AVCHD video is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X and FCE, iMovie on Mac. Final Cut software doesn’t supports AVCHD well- it takes much time to render.

As far as we know, the problems mainly lie in that Final Cut Pro, (FCP 6/7 and FCP X) cannot support the native AVCHD footages from Canon Vixia mini X. What’s the best solution to ingest Canon Vixia mini X AVCHD files to FCP X for editing without any problem? Since FCP native format is ProRes, so the best way to get the work done is to convert Canon mini X MTS to ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac OS X with UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac and then you can log and transfer the AVCHD clips into FCP X for smoothly editing. The below is a brief guide for beginners.

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How to transcode Canon Vixia mini X MTS to edit in Final Cut Pro (FCP X/7/6)?

Step 1. Download UFUSoft Canon Vixia MTS Converter Mac. This professional Mac AVCHD Converter can help you convert Canon G40 AVCHD to FCP Apple ProRes 422 MOV format effortlessly without quality loose. Besides, more output formats like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc are also supported.

Step 2. Click “Add Video” to load the .mts files from Canon Vixia mini X Camcorder to the Mac Converter.

Canon AVCHD to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 3. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). Well, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), etc are all the proper choice for you.

Canon AVCHD to FCP X

Tip: You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for later easy editing in Final Cut Pro.

Step 4. Click Edit button and you can deinterlace Canon VIXIA mini X 1080p AVCHD for Final Cut Pro via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

Step 5. Finally click Convert button to start the Canon Vixia mini X AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion for Final Cut Pro X with the top AVCHD to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X. After converting, you can import Canon MTS files to Final Cut Pro X as well as FCP 6/7 for editing as you want.

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