Description: Follow this article to learn how to convert and import Canon XA25 AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac. The latest Yosemite is also supported！
Q: “Recently I got a Canon XA25 as gift for summer holiday. I shot lots of footages and really enjoy it. I saw my friends shared his Canon XA20 videos edited in FCP X BUT when I try to playback the footage (I can only found the AVCHD file in memory card), quicktime did not like to open it nor did FCP X. Did I miss something?”
Canon XA25 is a newly released professional camera which is designed for “run and gun”. It shoots exactly the same footages like XA20: Full HD 1080 60p/60i/30p/24p footages in AVCHD MTS and 1080 60p/30/24p as well as 720/360 30p/24p in MP4 format. The key different could be that Canon XA25 supports HD/SD-SDI output, which enables “direct connection to a microwave van, satellite uplink or other TV transmission system” and it’s also capable of recording uncompressed HD/SD-SDI signal.
Canon XA25 outputs video in extraordinary quality and does a great job in preventing shaking. You may have already taken this camera in summer holiday and shot lots of valuable moments. How do the footages like when playing back? Do you have any ideas about getting it editing in NLEs on Mac? Especially for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. You may have learned that NLEs on Mac will not accept AVCHD MTS natively, each of them has its preferred video format/codec. For FCP, it’s the Apple ProRes codec.
So, if the “Log and Transfer” cannot recognize the recordings from Canon XA25, in order to import MTS/MP4 files from Canon XA25 to Final Cut Pro X, you need to find a more versatile and professional Canon XA25 MTS/MP4 to FCP X Converter, this powerful UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac is highly recommended for its simple interface, efficient work flow and reliable video quality. The Mac program can help you to convert Canon XA25 MTS/MP4 files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444, etc. for importing to FCP X.
You are free download the program and install the best MTS/MP4 to FCP X Converter on your Mac.
Now follow this guide:
First, Connect Canon XA25/XA20 camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Run the easy-to-use and cheap UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac, click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load .mts or .mp4 videos. You may also directly drag and drop the mts or mp4 video to application UI for importing files.
Tips: You can joint multiple Canon XA25 video files on to one output file by checking “Merge into one file” on the interface.
Second, choose the suitable format for FCP X.
This UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac includes many presets for different editing programs and devices.
For FCP X users, the best preset is “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes”. The Apple ProRes 422 HQ is recommended for its good video quality for normally using. For professional users, the Apple ProRes 4444 could suits you better.
Tips: Many users know FCP(X)’s native video format is Apple ProRes, but most of them don’t know he Apple ProRes format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). If you are a FCP (X) user, you’d better know about the features of each version. The following links describes the features of each version.
Third, click “Settings” to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels and other settings.
Before converting Canon XA25 MTS/MP4 to Apple ProRes mov, you can click the “Edit” button, trim or crop the videos, add watermark or 3D effect, add subtitles to your videos, etc.
- FAQs: How to add subtitle to video files?
Last, click on the “Convert” button to convert Canon XA25 MTS/MP4 to ProRes 422 for FCP X. When conversion finishes, press “Open” to locate the convert video directly.
Now, you can click “File > Import > Files” to ingest Canon XA25 recordings to Final Cut Pro X.
Additionally, the UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac can also be helpful in converting MTS/MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer support formats for editing; or convert MTS/MP4 videos to any Tablets, Smartphones, TVs, etc. devices for playing.