Discover a world of new shooting possibilities with Canon VIXIA HF R500 camcorder’s giant 57x Advanced Zoom! Get up close from virtually anywhere and feel free to walk while shooting: the camcorder’s SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer will keep your video sharp and steady. Capture truly impressive, amazingly realistic 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. Even the fastest moving subjects are rendered with crisp detail thanks to 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) formats, and video is recorded directly to a convenient, removable SD memory card.

You can use such a great camcorder to record family videos; but if you want to play/edit Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD videos on Final Cut Express, the best workflow is to encode AVCHD to FCE friendly video codec, such as Apple Intermediate Codec MOV.

To accomplish this goal, a powerful UFUWare Mac AVCHD to FCE Converter is recommended to help convert Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD to Apple ProRes so that you can edit them smoothly in FCE, as well as converting the edited video back to normal mov files for sharing with friends.

The UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac, which can not only encode Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD footage to Apple Intermediate Codec for Final Cut Express editing, but also support simple video editing functions. The AVCHD to FCE Converter can encode MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, MOD, TOD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Canon) for editing in Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Adobe After Effects CS6, DaVinci Resolve etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

How to convert and edit Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD in Final Cut Express?

Free download trail of Canon AVCHD to FCE Converter:

Free Download AVCHD Converter for Mac Free Download AVCHD Converter

Step 1: Install and launch UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the best Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import the Canon HF R500 AVCHD recordings to the program.

Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD to FCE Converter for Mac

Tip: You can imput a number of files to the programs, and if necessary, you can select all files and click Merge to join all AVCHD files.

Step 2: Click “Profile” bar, and choose “iMovie > Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as the best format for FCE.

Convert Canon VIXIA HF R500 to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV

Tip: You can tap the “Browse” button on the main interface to choose the place where you want to save your converted file on your mac.

Step 3:Click “Settings” option to adjust audio and video parameters in Profile Settings. You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button to start converting Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD to AIC on Mac. There’s no need to wait on front of screen; you can check “shut down computer after conversion” and leave it working directly.

When the Canon VIXIA HF R500 AVCHD to AIC MOV conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output mov files for Final Cut Express by clicking on “import” button effortlessly.