Edit Canon HF R606 50p/50i AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 (MacOS Sierra)

Still unable to use Final Cut Pro to edit 1080/50p/50i AVCHD files and feel distress? Today, here, let's do it and say a goodbye! Get the simple steps to import Canon Legria HF R606 50P/50i AVCHD files to FCP X, FCP 7 for editing in ProRes MOV code on Mac OS X (MacOS Sierra included).

The Canon Legria HF R606 is Canons update to their popular consumer orientated camcorder range. It is aimed squarely at the consumer market and hopes to find itself in the homes of families that want to preserve those precious memories: new members of the family, holidays and special occasions. Camcorders like this are suitable for people who are looking to step up in functionality and want to enjoy better video and audio recording quality than what can be captured with their mobile phones or tablets. Whilst its nowhere near the pro league, it could also be used to make YouTube videos or small scale productions for budding new directors that want to make short films on a budget.

Recording formats include the standard MP4 and AVCHD.


50P: 1920 x 1080, 28Mbps;
MXP 50i/PF25: 1920×1080, 24Mbps;
FXP 50i/PF25: 1920×1080, 17Mbps;
LP 50i/PF25: 1440×1080, 5Mbps

But if you want to editing these 1080/50p, 1080/50i AVCHD movies with Final Cut Pro, demand for converting AVCHD to ProRes MOV on Mac will be on the rise.

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is developed specifically for converting MTS files to FCP supported video formats like ProRes 422 MOV, ProRes 444 mov. On top of that, you can also do some editing on the file you want to convert, like cropping unwanted frame from clips, trimming the length of the file, merging separate videos into a new one for your smooth editing.

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Guide on ingesting Canon HF R606 50p/50i AVCHD footages to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Install the free trail version of MTS Converter on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.

Step 2: Click on the Format box and select the FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of AVCHD and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Step 3. click the Convert button to start converting the added Canon HF R606 AVCHD video to Final Cut Pro. Then wait for the conversion to be done. The program will show you how much time is needed to finish the conversion. Generally, it won't take a long time.

After that, click Open to get the output ProRes .mov videos. Then start Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files and then you can transfer/edit your shootings in FCP without any problem. That's it.

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