The Canon HF M300 and Canon HF M31 is of the same sizes and functions except the storage medium, which features a 3-megapixel HD CMOS image sensor. Canon designed and manufactured this type of sensor to capture High Definition videos in 1920 x 1080 AVCHD MTS format. The CMOS delivers high color resolution and advanced color reproduction for brilliant results.
With such large MTS video files, you are hard to load and transfer them to FCP for fluently editing. So if you would like to have a faster and better editing of Canon HF M300 1080/60p MTS files with FCP on Mac Lion, I suggest you to convert Canon HF M300 MTS to Apple ProRes MOV with smaller size and 1080p 24 mbps or 1440*1080/60p 12mbps being kept.
How to convert Canon HF M300/M31 1080/60p movies to Final Cut Pro?
First, we should transfer the MTS files from Canon HF M300/M31 AVCHD camcorder to Mac hard drive. And then download Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as the MTS to Final Cut Pro converter.
Step 1. Load Canon HF M300/M31 MTS video files to Final Mate for Mac.
Connect Canon HF M300 to Mac via USB cable. Run Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac and choose to backup MTS files to Mac hard drive or import them directly to resource tab. After that, select the files and drag them to the movie tab in order to create movies for conversion output. If you want to merge them into one file, you can choose the option “create one movie for output”.
Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV output format for FCP.
Click the format icon at the right side of movie and choose Editor > FCP > Apple ProRes (.mov) The codec with the best compression for shrinking your large MTS files will still be kept the original video quality.
step 3. Convert Canon HF M300/M31 AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP.
Click the export button under the preview window, the MTS to ProRes converter will start to transcode 1080p MTS to HD MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro. Well, all can be done with just three simple steps to make Canon HF M300/M31 AVCHD videos compatible to FCP on Mac Lion.