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Converting Canon XA30 MTS for Editing in FCP, Premiere, Avid


Canon has recently announced a new camcorder XA30. It captures up to 1920x1080 video at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p, and 59.94i frame rates. However, for Mac users they may have trouble in editing Canon XA30 AVCHD footage. Most editing programs on Mac including FCP, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro can't fully support the MTS videos from Canon XA30. Below, we will outline how to import MTS files from Canon XA30 to FCP/Premiere/Avid for further editing without any issue. Keep reading for a brief how-to.

As we far as we know, for video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. But the problem is that the advanced compression method of H.264 is not so friendly for editing software including Final Cut Pro, Avid MC and Adobe Premiere. Then how to import Canon XA30 videos to FCP, Avid, Premiere for editing without any hassle? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won't happen any more. Here you can get Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Canon MTS Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users to transcode AVCHD MTS files to a format that you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. With it, you can convert Canon XA30 MTS to FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC edit-friendly video with the best quality. And if you are having the Canon XA30 editing issues on Windows, please get MTS Converter.

Download Canon XA30 MTS converter:

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How to convert Cano XA30 footage into FCP, Avid, Premiere

STEP 1: You need to install and run the smart Mac MTS Converter and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.

Tip: You can join several MTS clips together via checking the "Merge into one file" box.


STEP 2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list.

a. To import XA30 videos to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7, you are advised to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)"or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" format for Final Cut Pro.


b. For editing XA30 MTS in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 smoothly, please select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format.


c. To use MTS files in Avid Media Composer 4/5/6/7, you are recommended to choose "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the target format.


STEP 3: 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 for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: After the settings, click "Convert" button to start the Canon MTS conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly import the converted MTS files to FCP/Avid/Premiere.

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