Canon has been doing a good job on field of video and broadcast. And its ordinary civil products are of great variety. Canon XA10 is one of the civil level DV products. It is a good choice for those filming amateur who pay attention on shooting performance as well as price.
On the configuration, the Canon XA10 is equipped with high-performance hardware fit out, which is completely different from ordinary civil DV. Using the latest optimized 1/3 inches megapixel CMOS sensor, carrying the red circle HD camera, XA10 can shoot high stream HD video of 1920 x1080 resolutions.
Customers are allowed to record as much as 24 hours of clear higher definition video to a 64GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory slots by the professional XA10. It is able to automatically switch video recording from the internal drive for the SD memory cards if the memory becomes full with Relay Recording. If you need to view your recorded footage at the moment, you can just easily insert the card into your computer or HD TV’s card reader. And it is because video can be copied from the XA10’s internal drive to removable SD memory cards that it will make your viewing much easier than you expect.
By the way, the professional XA10 records videos in AVCHD format which is probably difficult for some portable devices or editing software for further playback or editing. If you are a filming amateur, you must have many saved films on your XA10 and as a film amateur, you must carefully deal with your work. So, here is the problem, how can you edit XA10 AVCHD videos on FCP 7/6?
Well, firstly, you can pay for updating your old version of FCP to FCP X which can support AVCHD, but there is another cheaper way-to transcode Canon XA10 AVCHD to FCP compatible ProRes MOV format first with AVCHD Converter. This tool is able to convert not only AVCHD to FCP, but also convert M2T to FCP. in fact it is a all-in-one tool that supports convert AVCHD M2T to MP4 which accepted by Apple devices, and other formats like MOV, AVI etc. So, if you have camcorders records in AVCHD or M2T codec, you might as well own the AVHCD converter for further use. You probably need it.