View Full Version : Edit Canon HF R20 AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro

03 Sep 2012, 04:37 AM
Canon's Vixia HF R20 is a high definition camcorder that records 1920 x 1080 video in the AVCHD format to 8GB of internal flash memory. It features a 3-inch touch-screen display, two memory card slots, and a 20x optical zoom lens.The Vixia HF R20 records 1920 x 1080 video at 24Mbps in the AVCHD format . The quality is quite good, particularly indoors, there was little jarring noise. Colors reproduced crisply and accurately.

However, very disappointed in ease of getting HD videos from this camera to Final Cut Pro on Mac for editing. AVCHD MTS files are not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio. So if you want to edit Canon HF R20 AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro, you can convert Canon R20 AVCHD to FCP ProRes or AIC MOV (http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html) before editing.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to help you to make Canon Vixia HF R20 AVCHD files work with FCP on Mac (http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/canon-vixia-hf-r20-avchd-to-fcp-mac.html).

Step 1. Download and run the perfect Mac Canon Vixia AVCHD to FCP Converter (http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html) , which is specially designed for Mac users to convert incompatible Canon AVCHD videos to FCP workable Apple ProRes files keeping the original video quality, and click the "Add" button to load the Canon Vixia videos to it.

Step 2. Click on Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HD) (*.mov) as the export to keep HD video for Final Cut Pro. Afterwards, you can set the output profile as you want.

Step 3. You’d better set the video size as 30fps bitrate, video size as 1920*1080 in the Profile settings interface.

Tip: Deinterlace Canon Vixia HF R20 1080i AVCHD
Click the "Editor" button, go to the Effect tab, and make sure the checkbox for Deinterlacing is ticked. The converter will remove interlacing artifacts from 1080i AVCHD videos perfectly.

Step 4. Click the convert button, and the Mac AVCHD to ProRes Converter will start transcoding Canon HF R20 AVCHD to ProRes (http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html) for FCP on Mac OS X immediately.


After the conversion is finished, just run FCP and then import Canon Vixia HF R20 MTS files to FCP for creating a new film as you like.

This Mac AVCHD MTS Converter is also compatible with other Mac Non-linear editing system like Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Roxio Toast, etc to import the AVCHD footages on Mac without incompatibility problems. To get more info, you can link to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html).

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