What is ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? The concept is simple. A person fills a bucket full of water and ice and either dumps it on themselves or has it dumped on them. That person will then challenge a few others to take the challenge and complete it in 24 hours or donate $100 to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
However, it is difficult for FCP to support AVCHD/MXF videos and do post production. Just learn one thing- .mts, .m2ts, .mxf format are all not compatible with Final Cut Pro X. To import Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF files to FCP X for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode AVCHD/MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple.
To get it done, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is your helpful tool. With this mighty Mac Ice Bucket Challenge Video Converter, you can convert Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF videos to FCP X editable Prores.mov video. Download it and install, then you can do action with Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF files at anytime anywhere!
Guide: Transcoding Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for FCP X
Note: To convert AVCHD/MXF video, you need to transfer the whole AVCHD/MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF/AVCHD systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).
Step 1: Add AVCHD/MXF captured videos
Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" button to import the AVCHD/MXF files to the top Mac Ice Bucket Challenge Video Converter.
Step 2: Select output format and output path
Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format. (Types of Apple ProRes Codecs)
Tips: Click "Settings", you can set bitrate and frame rate if necessary: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60i videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50i videos).
Step 3: Start the Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF to FCP X conversion on Mac
Click "convert" to start converting Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF to Apple ProRes on mac. After conversion, you can import converted mov clips to Final Cut Pro X for editing without problems.
Tips: You can edit the AVCHD/MTS video before converting.
By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.
Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.
Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:
1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)
2) Special Effect - If you want to get special effect, just enable this fuction and do settings.
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 Ice Bucket Challenge AVCHD/MXF files in iMovie, you just need to choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step.