AVCHD to FCP X/Premiere, Edit Canon G40 1080p AVCHD files in FCP X/Premiere

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AVCHD to FCP X/Premiere, Edit Canon G40 1080p AVCHD files in FCP X/Premiere

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The Canon VIXIA HF G40 camcorder features a Full HD System including a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens to cover a broad range of shooting opportunities, a new advanced HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor for improved low-light performance, and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for superb imaging performance, a 57x Advanced Zoom Lens and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer, 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. It is the ideal tool for advanced amateur filmmakers, wedding videographers and student reporters.

The Canon HF G40 can record full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD format, this format is great for HD recording. While the AVCHD is unsupported by FCP X or Premiere Pro. The 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps AVCHD full recordings from Canon HF G40 can't be recognized by FCP X/Premiere Pro on Mac. If you want to import Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD files to FCP X/Premiere Pro for editing, you will encounter the Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to FCP X/Premiere Pro importing troubles.



From Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro offical website, you can learn that ProRes is native codec for FCP X, MPEG-2 is native codec for Premiere Pro. With this ProRes/MPEG-2 codec, you can edit Canon 1080p AVCHD videos with FCP X/Premiere Pro smoothly. To edit Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD files in FCP X/Premiere Pro natively, you have the need to convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to ProRes/MPEG-2, which is native codec for editing with FCP X/Premiere Pro.

Free download UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac:


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Convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to ProRes/MPEG-2 on Mac

1. Install and run the UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac as the top Canon AVCHD to FCP X/Premiere Pro Converter, click "Add Video" button to add Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD video files, or directly drag and drop the AVCHD files to the converter.


2. Select ProRes MOV or MPEG-2 MPG as output format.

a. For FCP X video editing, click "Profile" bar and select "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422" as output format. PorRes is native codec for FCP X

b. For Premiere Pro video editing, click "Profile" bar and select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)" as output format. MPEG-2 MPG is compatible format for Premiere Pro.

Tip: If necessary, you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel by clicking "Settings" button.

3. Click "Convert" button under the preview window, and the Mac Canon AVCHD to ProRes/MPEG-2 Converter will start the Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to ProRes/MPEG-2 conversion on Mac immediately.


After the conversion completed, you can click "Open Folder" button to locate the generated ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files. Import the converted Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS for further editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc) without issues.

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