The Vixia HF G40, a high-end prosumer camcorder that Canon says is ideal for "advanced amateur filmmakers, wedding videographers, and student reporters. Canon says the HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor is a new version making the HF G40 a budget option for budding moviemakers. It also has manual controls, as well as customizable buttons, a rocking zoom button, and zebra, color bars, and test tone features for more advanced users. The Canon HF G40 records 1920 x 1080p Full HD videos at up to 60p, and in either MP4 or AVCHD formats.
As we know, for video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. But the problem is that the advanced compression method of H.264 is not good editable codec for editing system including Final Cut Pro, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD footage to FCP X for editing without any hassle? Well, if you make the AVCHD recordings editable before taking to the Final Cut Pro X, the incompatible error won't happen any more. Here the UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac will help you achieve the goal effortlessly.
This AVCHD Converter is the professional tool to help users to convert Canon AVCHD to the format that you want on Mac OS(including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. With it, you can convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD footage to FCP X compatible files with the best quality. And if you are encountering the Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD recording editing issues on Windows PC, please get the UFUWare AVCHD Converter:
Convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD for native editing in FCP X
1. Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac as the powerful Canon HF G40 to FCP X Converter on your Mac, then click the "Add Video" button to import your Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files to the converter.
2. Click on the "Profile" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format. ProRes MOV is native format for editing in FCP X.
Tip: You can also select "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" or "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)" as target format.
Tip: Click "Settings" button to adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
3. After the settings done, click "Convert" button to convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to FCP X supported ProRes MOV on Mac.
Once the Canon HF G40 AVCHD to ProRes conversion completed, click "Open Folder" button to get the generated ProRes .mov files, and load them to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing on Mac OS X.