Tuesday, February 3, 2015

C100 Mark II and Final Cut Pro-Editing with Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD footage on Mac FCP 7/X (Yosemite)

Today, here I would like to share the Canon C100 Mark II and Final Cut Pro editing workflowwith everyone here! This article aims to give you an easy solution to editing Canon EOS C100 Mark II AVCHD in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) without hassle.

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Featuring Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus technology, the EOS C100 Mark II camera has been designed to improve the shooting experience with increased accuracy and control. Advanced image processing provides enhanced color resolution and virtually eliminates unwanted artifacts. Improved ergonomics and a larger, tiltable electronic viewfinder gives the EOS C100 Mark II a more comfortable handling experience. The EOS C100 Mark II’s ability to record a variety of frame rates and codecs, including 1080/60p AVCHD and MP4 files, offers vast potential to independent production companies, documentary filmmakers, and event videographers.

As we know AVCHD .MTS format is great for recording footage from the camera, but it can be a challenge for editing. Although Final Cut Pro X now has the ability to support MTS videos natively, it doesn’t mean you can edit MTS in FCP smoothly all the time. One typical issue is that MTS files that have been copied from the native file hierarchy of the camera’s media card could not be imported to Final Cut Pro.

To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Canon C100 MK 2 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X/7 natively supported formats (Apple ProRes are highly recommended). Along with some help from third-party software, it can be done effortlessly.

The utility applied here is the professional Brorsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac which can be used as a top MTS/M2TS to ProRes Converter under OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks(10.9), Yosemite(10.10). With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS/M2TS AVCHD files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro 7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Meanwhile, the Mac MTS conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems including Avid Media Composer, FCE, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, After Effects, etc. Below is how.

Steps to convert MTS videos from Canon EOS C100 Mark ii to Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X acceptable format

Step 1. Load AVCHD files to the Program

You can directly drag and drop the C100 mk ii mts files to the software, or click "Add" or "Add From Folder" to locate the .m2ts files into the program. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Choose an optimal target format

Click the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as output format, which should work with Final Cut Pro perfectly.

Tip: If you wanna, you can go to the "Settings" page to customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the Canon C100 Mark ii MTS to FCP 7/X conversion on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, you can run Apple Final Cut Pro 7/ FCP X, go to File -> Import -> Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add for further editing.

P.S. If you want to make your AVCHD MTS files editable in Apple Aperture 3.3/3, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the Mac MTS Converter will also be a great choice for you. Choose a proper output format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” for iMovie in the second step.

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