Deinterlace Canon Vixia AVCHD Videos for FCP and upload to Youtube

Have some AVCHD video clips from Canon Vixia cameras? Want to deinterlace them for FCP editing and then upload to YouTube. In this article, we quickly walk you through the most effective way to help you out. 

Deinterlace Canon MTS for FCP

Here I would like to share an experience of my own:

I think I'm doing something interesting. The thing is that I'm making some videos to promote a children's book I wrote about my horse, after all is done, I want to get these funny and cool videos with my horses to go on Youtube and Vimeo. All my video sources are Canon Vixia cameras. 

However, when I'm trying to import my Canon Vixia AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro, I get some error messages and still I find I can't get rip of the interlacing issue. At first I did not know what the lines where called that showed up in my video so I searched for "lines showing in video "or "how to save in FCP without lines in video". Then I got articles on interlacing and frame rates and different formats and I started to understand. I tried two or three other free ones which worked for some cases, but couldn't open the output videos in quicktime as well, not to mention FCP.


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Luckily, I got my best answer now- using Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac to deinterlace and convert Canon Vixia AVCHD shootings to FCP friendly formats and share on YouTube. With it, just in a few clicks I can upload AVCHD videos to FCP and send them on the web without facing any glitches. Plus, I can also get my AVCHD into popular video format like MKVM4V, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, etc. and make them watchable on iPhone, iPad, Mac computer and TV with keeping HD effect. It works perfectly and converts flawlessly. Below is how. 

Deinterlace Canon Vixia AVCHD Videos for FCP and upload to Youtube on Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite included)

Step 1: Load original MTS files to Mac MTS to ProRes Converter

Launch the Mac Canon MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files from to Canon Vixia cameras the application UI. 

Convert MTS to FCP

Step 2. Choose output format

Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac. The Mac AVCHD converter will transcode Canon Vixia MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080. 


FCP best supported format

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" from "HD Video" for output.

Tip: You can click “Settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc. 

Step 3: Edit the MTS video

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert. And you can also deinterlace Canon Vixia 1080i AVCHD via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.


Step 4: Start converting 

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start deinterlace and transcoding Canon Vixia MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac. Batch conversion is supported.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X).


Now you can successfully and easily import Canon Vixia MTS footage to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing and upload to YouTube for sharing with best quality. 

Additional Tips: 

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves. 

2. If you want to edit AVCHD MTS in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step. And choose Adobe Premiere -> MOV (AVC) (*.mov) / MPEG-2 (*.mpg), which the best format for editing AVCHD in Adobe Premiere Pro.  


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