Easiest Solution to Convert Canon XA10 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X/7/6
Canon XA10 is a fully-featured professional HD camera, this ultra-compact camera shares almost all functions of XF100, but in a smaller body. It is capable of capturing 1080*1920 videos at 24Mbps in AVCHD format, and the CMOS sensor also allows you to select 60i, 24p, PF30, and PF24 frame rates to customize the look of your footage.
I record some video clips with my Canon XA10 camera, the footage looks good but it seems to be very difficult to import the AVCHD videos into FCP 7 to edit. I was told to convert Canon XA10 AVCHD to FCP MOV, but what app should I use and what settings for FCP are needed?
AVCHD is not a good codec for editing in FCP, you have to convert such files to FCP compatible ProRes MOV first. To do the job, I get a solution- AVCHD Converter for Mac, which is specially designed to convert AVCHD footage to FCP, iMovie and other editing programs, with it, you will be able to convert Canon XA10 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP 6/7/X easily, also, you can import Canon XA10 AVCHD to iMovie easily.
Guide on converting Canon XA10 AVCHD footage to FCP
Import AVCHD videos to the Converter
Drag and drop the AVCHD clips to the Canon XA10 AVCHD to FCP converter after you have run the program. You can also go to "Add files" button to import the files into the app.
Choose output format
Output formats optimized for FCP are supplied, you just need to go to Final Cut Pro column to select the one you prefer as output format. If you need to edit Canon XA10 AVCHD in iMovie, you can easily turn to iMovie column where presets for iMovie are listed.
Convert Canon XA10 AVCHD Footage to FCP
At last, click "Convert" button to start to transcode Canon XA10 AVCHD to FCP. When the conversion is done, you can transfer the generated files into FCP to edit smoothly.