Summary: Unlike the C300 and the C500 in the Cinema EOS family, the Canon C100 records footage in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compressed AVCHD format instead of MXF container. To be able to edit AVCHD footage captured with a Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera on Mac OS X, you may need to transcode AVCHD to QuickTime for using in iMovie, FCP and Avid.
The EOS C100 compact digital camera is the latest addition to Canon’s Cinema EOS line, following the design concept of the EOS C300 with new features that not included in the C300, such as Push Auto Iris, One Shot AF, a built-in microphone, and uncompressed HDMI out with superimposed timecode and 2:3 pull down marker.
Unlike the C300 and the C500 in the Cinema EOS family, the C100 records footage in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compressed AVCHD format instead of MXF container. To be able to edit AVCHD footage captured with a Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera on Mac OS X, you may need to transcode AVCHD to QuickTime for using in iMovie, FCP and Avid. That’s where a Canon EOS Video Converter for Mac comes in. Featuring powerful ability to handle camera footage in AVCHD, MXF, MOV, XAVC, and XAVC S file type, this Mac converter software can also run as a Panasonic AVCHD Converter, Sony XAVC/XAVC S Converter, Nikon MOV Converter, Canon MOV Converter, Sony XDCAM converter, as well as Panasonic P2 MXF Converter.
How to transcode Canon EOS C100 AVCHD for iMovie, FCP and Avid?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Canon EOS Video Converter for Mac. From the main interface, click ‘Add Video’ or ‘Add from folder’ button to import MTS clips shot on a Canon EOS C100 camera.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Avid MC
In order to edit Canon C100 AVCHD shootings in iMovie, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
To be able to open Canon C100 mts footage in Final Cut Pro 6, 7 or FCP X, from the Formar bar, select ‘Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)’ as target format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
For the purpose of importing Canon EOS C100 AVCHD files to Avid for editing, from the Format bat, choose ‘Avid DNxHD 1080p or 720p (*.mov)’ as output format.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If you want to adjust video and audio settings in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Canon EOS C100 AVCHD to QuickTime for using in iMovie, FCP or Avid Media Composer.
Tips: You can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.
Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie, FCP or Avid.
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