Summary: Follow this article to learn the easy way to import and transfer Canon EOS C100 AVCHD recordings to FCP for editing on Mac.

The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family, The EOS C100 sports the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor of the C300 and records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows. However, The AVCHD footage is not friendly for editing and many users will face some importing problems with Final Cut Pro, so if you want to easily edit Canon C100 AVCHD recordings in Final Cut Pro on Mac, you first need to convert Canon C100 AVCHD video to FCP compatible format like ProRes 422 codec.

To be able to convert Canon EOS C100 AVCHD clips into FCP, you will need third party software likeCanon AVCHD Video Converter to convert AVCHD files to a format that is well supported by your editing apps. For instance, you will need to transcode Canon EOS C100 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV format for FCP.

Free download AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac

How to transcode Canon C100 AVCHD footage to ProRes for FCP?

Follow these steps:
Step 1. Install and launch the Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter, click “Add Video” to import the AVCHD video from Canon EOS C100.

Step 2. From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing code for Final Cut Studio (FCP 6, FCP 7, FCP X). When loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.

Tips: If you like, you can Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.

Step 4. Click “convert” button to start to transcode Canon C100 AVCHD to Apple ProRes codec. After converting, you can import Canon C100 AVCHD footage to FCP instantly without rendering.

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