Trouble with log/transfer from Canon Vixia HF M31 to FCP X- Solution

Summary: Follow this article you will know how to make Canon VIXIA HF M31 AVCHD MTS playable and editable in Final Cut Pro (X), so you can have a smooth post-production workflow in FPCP X with these AVCHD footage.

As a second camera, I purchased a Canon VIXIA HF M31video camera that shoots in 1080 60i, 1080 30p, 1080 24p in MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD. After recording some video clips, I planned to transfer the MTS files to Final Cut Pro X on my iMac, but it’s a bit of trouble. Final Cut Pro does not recognize these files. So, how to deal with these videos from Canon VIXIA HF M31? Anyone else has the problem importing Canon VIXIA MTS to FCP or iMovie, FCE, Avid MC on Mac OS X?

Well, no worries. I’ve got the fix to the issue. Since the FCP X native format is ProRes, the best method to transfer Canon VIXIA HF M31 MTS to FCP X smoothly is to convert the AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro along with some help from a 3rd-party Canon AVCHD Converter.

If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which is entitled as a top MTS Converter for Final Cut Pro. It supports encoding all Canon AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Canon Camcorder recordings to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. What’s more, this Mac AVCHD converter also offers the optimal preset files for iMovie, Avid Media Composer, FCE, Adobe Premier Pro and more to help you solve the incompatibility problems in different NLE apps.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to convert Canon VIXIA HF M31MTS to Apple ProRes format for FCP X editing with Mac OS X like Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.

Step 1: Download and install Canon VIXIA MTS to FCP Converter to your Mac. Then load your Canon MTS/M2TS files to it.

Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Tip: If you want to use ProRes format in offline editing workflows with Final Cut Server. The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is the ideal format.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.

Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon VIXIA HF M31AVCHD to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS.

After a shot conversion, you will be able to import/load Canon VIXIA videos into Final Cut Pro X for editing without rendering.

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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