Canon has announced the camcorder XA35. It can capture AVCHD or MPEG4 format video at resolution up to 1080p and at a frame rate of 24, 30 or 60fps. However, for Mac users they may have trouble in editing Canon XA35 AVCHD MTS footage. Most NLE system on Mac including Final Cut Pro X can’t fully support the AVCHD videos from Canon XA35. Below, we will share how to import Canon XA35 AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files to FCP X for further editing without any issue.

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, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. Then how to import Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to FCP X for editing without any hassle? Well, if you make the AVCHD recordings editable before taking to the Final Cut Pro X, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can get UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac is the professional tool to help users to convert Canon AVCHD video files to the format that you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. With it, you can convert Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to FCP X compatible files with the best quality. And if you are encountering the Canon XA35 AVCHD recording editing issues on Windows PC, please get the UFUWare AVCHD Converter.

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How to convert Cano XA35 AVCHD footage to ProRes MOV for FCP X?

1. Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the powerful Canon AVCHD Converter on your Mac, then click the “Add Video” button to import your Canon XA35 AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files to the converter.

Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac

2. Click on the “Profile” option and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to the “Final Cut Pro” category. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP X. Here we recommend the “Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)”.

Convert Canon XA35 AVCHD to Apple ProRes

Tip: If you want the files to be in a smaller size, you can follow “Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*.mov)” option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*. mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

3. Click “Settings” button to adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

4. After the settings done, click “Convert” button to convert Canon XA35 AVCHD footage to FCP X ProRes MOV on Mac.

Once the Canon XA35 AVCHD to ProRes conversion completed, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov files, and load them to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for further editing.