Summary: Follow the guide you can Convert Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 AVCHD to MOV in FCP and play with QuickTime on Mac easily via Mac Canon AVCHD Converter.
AVCHD files are often recorded by cameras or camcorders, such as Canon Vixia series, includes Canon Vixia HF S200, S20, S21 etc. As Canon VIXIA series of camcorders compress the shoot videos with MPEG4-AVC / H.264 video codecs in AVCHD format, it is good to record videos but hard to use many editing software and other media player like FCP and QuickTime due to its incompatibility.
“Hi everyone, I am using Final Cut Pro on my Mac OSX and I am trying to capture footage from my Canon Vixia HF S200. The camera uses a USB 2.0 connection cable and the instruction manual says that the video compression is MPEG 4 AVCH/H.264. I have a feeling that there is some magical initial option on the “easy setup” menu in FCP but I am unsure of which setting will recognize the camera and its footage. Any suggestions for importing Canon HF S200 MTS into FCP? ”
“Shot some footage with may Canon Vixia HF S20, but I find the AVCHD footage won’t play with QuickTime. Is it I didn’t install the right code and what is the best solution?”
Solution to importing Canon VIXIA HF S200/HF S20/HF S21 to FCP and QuickTime
To successfully get Canon VIXIA HF S200/HF S20/HF S21 MTS files to FCP and QuickTime for further editing and playing, the best solution is to transcode Canon Vixia AVCHD to FCP and QuickTime preferred format. The Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac offers optimal conversion by converting Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 .mts to Apple Prores Codec for editing in FCP, and transcoding Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 AVCHD to QuickTime MOV which works best with QuickTime Player.
This is a good video editor for Mac, which provides powerful functions to edit your video files. You can trim video length, crop video area, set video brightness, contrast, and saturation, and customize video/audio output settings. Here is a guide in details about how to edit your Canon VIXIA HF S200/S20/S21 videos on Mac in FCP and QuickTime.
Easy tutorial for you to transcode Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 MTS to FCP/Quicktime on Mac
1: Import Canon VIXIA HF S200/S20/S21 Video to Mac AVCHD Converter
Firstly, you need to copy your Canon VIXIA HF S200/S20/S21 video to Mac and launch Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac, then you can click “Add File” to upload your AVCHD MTS files on Mac.
2: Click the “Format” bar, choose to select Apple Prores MOV, or QuickTime MOV as output video format for FCP/QuickTime onMac OS.
You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing in FCP.
And follow “Common Video”> “MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” or “Common Video” > “H.264 Video (*.mp4)”for playing with QuickTime.
3: Convert Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 MTS to FCP/Quicktime on Mac.
Click the “Convert” button and the MTS Converter for Mac will start converting Canon HF R40/R42/R400 MTS files to Prores/QuickTime .mov clips.
When the conversion completes, press “Open” to find encoded files. After Conversion, you can work with Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 MTS recordings in FCP natively and play with QuickTime freely.
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