Last year on August 23, 2012, Canon announced the newest C100 to the C-series family. Now about half a year has passed, many Canon fans may have noticed that the Canon C100 is a little beyond our scope since it ranks among the line of professional video equipments being the cheapest model in Canon's C-range lineup: the latest price of C100 is around $6,499, while its brother C300 costs $13,999 and C500 $25,999.
With such an attractive price, yet equipped with a rich Cinema EOS feature-set and optimized for single-person operation, the EOS C100 is a full HD 1920 x 1080 digital camcorder that's not much inferior to the entire Canon's range of EF Cinema and EF-lenses. The C100 records AVCHD format video to dual SD cards, so it is compatible with a wide range of workflows and can acquire content to suit a broad range of post production/color-grading preferences. However, if you want to edit Canon C100 AVCHD in FCP or in iMovie on Mac, it seems not possible since they aren’t really compatible with AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos well. In most cases, AVCHD footages cannot even be imported to FCP/iMovie. But if you do want to import Canon C100 AVCHD to FCP/iMovie to edit, here is a way: to convert Canon C100 AVCHD to MOV via a third-party Mac AVCHD Converter.
To convert Canon C100 AVCHD to MOV without losing the video quality, you need a professional AVCHD Converter to help. The one from Doremisoft could be the best choice according to my experience. They provide users both Windows version and Mac version, so you can pick up one depending on your OS.
Before you transcode Canon C100 AVCHD to iMovie/FCP, load the footages to the Canon C100 AVCHD to FCP/iMovie Converter first. Simply click "Add File" icon, then browse your local disk or the SD card of the camcorder to import the .mts/.m2ts files.
MOV is the best-fit format for Final Cut Pro and iMovie, so if you want to edit Canon C100 AVCHD in FCP or iMovie, just hit "Final Cut Pro" to choose the "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the output format.
At last, press the "START" button on the bottom right of the panel to launch the conversion, wait a moment, and then the conversion will be perfectly done. After using the converter to transcode Canon C100 AVCHD to iMovie/FCP MOV, you can easily import them to iMovie and FCP without limitations.