Transfer Canon XA35/XA30 1080p MTS and MP4 videos to FCP X/7/6 for editing

Canon released two professional camcorders recently, Canon XA35 and XA30. Although we can’t shoot 4K footage via them, you can capture superb Full HD 1920×1080 videos easily. If you have no exact demands on resolution, they are good choice for you. The XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders both feature wireless connectivity for easy sharing and uploading of files. How do we deal with these 1080p MTS or MP4 recordings? You my uspload your video to YouTube for sharing or make a shot movie as you needs. But can we edit Canon XA35 and XA30 MTS/MP4 footages freely?

Based on our testing, when we tried to edit the Full HD recordings from Canon XA35 and XA30, we found the high quality MTS and MP4 files are not recognized by most editing software including Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). So, how to import Canon XA35/XA30 MTS and MP4 clips to Final Cut Pro correctly? This article will provide you with an effective solution.

As far as we know, the basic reason why we can’t work MTS videos on Mac easily is that MPEG4-AVC / H.264 codec can’t be natively supported even by the latest FCP X. In order to make the Full HD MTS and MP4 footage compatible with FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6, a workable way is to transcode the video to FCP most compatible format – Apple ProRes MOV. aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the any files editable with different NLEs on Mac OS X.

With it, you can effortlessly encode MTS/MP4 footage shot from Canon XA35 or Canon XA30 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including FCP X/7/6, Premiere Elements, Avid and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. If you want to convert Canon MTS/MP4 footage to ProRes MOV on Windows 10, please get aPubsoft HD Video Converter. The software can help you convert MTS, MP4, MXF, XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes 422 MOV on Windows 10 easily. Download the software and follow the guide to finish the conversion task.

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How to transcode Canon XA35/XA30 MTS and MP4 to ProRes MOV for FCP X?

Step 1. Add 1080p MTS and MP4 videos

Install and launch aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Canon Video Converter on your Mac, Directly drag and drop the Canon XA35/XA30 MTS and MP4 files to it, or click “Add File” button to load the Canon MTS/MP4 videos to the converter.

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Step 2. Choose output video format

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The Apple ProRes is native codec for editing in FCP X/7/6.

Convert Canon XA35/XA30 MTS and MP4 to ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Convert Canon MTS/MP4 to ProRes MOV

When ready, click the “Convert” button to convert Canon XA35/XA30 MTS and MP4 to ProRes MOV for FCP on Mac with best quality.

After the Canon MTS/MP4 to ProRes conversion finished, you can easily transfer the converted Canon XA35/XA30 MTS and MP4 videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included) without any problem.

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