Canon C100 Mark II Workflow with FCP – Transcoding AVCHD to ProRes


I have had to edit a fair bit of material from the Canon C100 Mark II recently and I have been finding it’s file format of AVCHD MTS quite difficult to edit with Final Cut Pro X. I have looked on so many posts online but don’t seem to have found a definitive response on how to work with these files with as little quality lost as possible. Finally, I got a common solution for the C100 Mark II and FCP X workflow. To use C100 Mark II AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro, it would be better transcode C100 Mark II footage to something more edit friendly on import. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for importing Canon C100 Mark II footage to Final Cut Pro. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.

Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is just a common AVCHD to FCP converter. The program used in this article is entitled Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. The program is a professional yet easy-to-use tool for Mac users to transcode C100 Mark II MTS to ProRes 422 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. Besides, more output formats like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc are also supported.

Now, download the program and follow the steps below to learn how to convert and import C100 Mark II AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro in a few clicks!

Converting Canon C100 Mark II footage for Editing in FCP Smoothly

Step 1: Connect your Canon C100 Mark ii to your Mac. Launch the MTS Converter for Mac, then click the adding button to import your MTS files.


Step 2: 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. You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings.


Step 3: Finally click Convert button to start the Canon C100 Mark II 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 C100 Mark II MTS files to Final Cut Pro X for editing as you want.

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