The Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to an internal 8GB flash drive or to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It also supports Full HD still image capture and the camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for remote operation and live streaming. The HF R40 features a 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. It also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization. For easy recording and instant playback, there’s a 3″ touch panel LCD as well.
Designed with all levels of users in mind, the HF R40 has a laundry list of features including MP4 and AVCHD independent or dual simultaneous recording, an innovative Baby Mode, Intelligent IS, Smart AUTO, a higher capacity battery for longer shooting sessions and more. For connectivity to your HDTV, the camcorder is equipped with a mini-HDMI output. Plus, for improved audio recording, the HF R40 has both a headphone and a microphone jack. You can also achieve a variety of cinematic effects using the integrated Cinema-Look Filters.
Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Canon VIXIA HF R40 AVCHD Videos.
So if you want to edit Canon HF R40 1080p AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Canon HF R40 MTS to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Canon VIXIA HF R40 AVCHD to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro X.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Canon VIXIA HF R40 MTS to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Canon AVCHD videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Canon HF R40 camera, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac Canon VIXIA MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step 3. Merge Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Canon VIXIA HF R40 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Canon HF R40 1080p MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon VIXIA MTS converter starts converting Canon HF R40 MTS videos to H.264 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.
After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.