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Import Canon VIXIA Series Video to FCP and Edit Canon VIXIA HF Video in FCP

Most Canon VIXIA HF series and other VIXIA series camcorders record video in high definition using a special codec (compression/decompression) called AVCHD, for example, Canon VIXIA HF11, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF R100, etc store videos in HD format using AVCHD compression and the files have MTS extension. For Mac users, it's virtually impossible to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD footage natively in FCP due to different video codec and taking large space.

But also some of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders can support iMovie' 09 or iMovie' 11. You can check the list of Canon VIXIA HF camcorders compatible with iMovie' 09 as follows:
Canon VIXIA HF M30, VIXIA HF M300, VIXIA HF R100, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF S20, VIXIA HF S21, VIXIA HF S200

So if you would like to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD video in FCP, you need to convert these AVCHD MTS files to FCP supported video format like MOV, MP4, DV, then you can import them to FCP for editing.

Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter is specially designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like Canon VIXIA video, Sony HDR video, Panasonic HDC video, etc to Final Cut Pro MOV/MP4/DV. It also supports converting video including MTS/M2TS/TS/TRP(AVHD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 HD), MKV, etc to MOV, MP4, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, etc.

Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Converter not only have the ability to convert HD videos to SD (Standard Definition) format, but also the ability to convert SD to HD which contains MPEG2-HD, MPEG4-HD, H.264-HD and more. More editing functions of Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter you can see edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files on Mac OS.

Before you import Canon VIXIA videos to FCP to edit them, the following easy guide can help you convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to MOV, DV or MP4 for FCP.

Step1: Add Canon VIXIA Video Files
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter after you lauched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for FCP
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MPEG-4 or DV as output video format for FCP on Mac OS. And you also can convert Canon VIXIA MTS files to iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, iPod, iPhone, etc.

Step3: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to FCP
Click "Start" to convert Canon VIXIA videos to FCP, and you can edit your these converted AVCHD files with FCP on Mac OS X after converting finished.

Related: How to convert AVCHD(MTS,M2TS) to DV on Mac?
How to Convert and Edit Canon VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HV30 Video to iMovie?

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Convert/Import, Edit Canon VIXIA HF Series Video to Mac, iMovie, Quicktime


Thanks for this useful post. But the way I make my AVCHD files from camcorder playable or ediatble is converting them to some common video formats, like AVI and MOV are my widely used. As for AVCHD Converter, I am using Aunsoft MTS Converter which helps me convert MTS and M2TS video files to MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, and enables you to enjoy movies on computer or WMP, to further edit video for creation, to present video on HDTV, and to publish video online in web-friendly format. It makes your AVCHD camcorder videos editable on Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Window Movie Maker, DVD Maker. http://www.aunsoft.com/mts-converter/

Oct 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Put and Play Canon HF S21 HD 1920x1080 AVCHD MTS on iPad Canon Vixia HF S21 is the new AVCHD camera in 2010 for capturing Hi Def 1920x1080. The 64GB internal flash drive enables long time video recording for more than 8 hours with Full HD 1920x1080 recording at FXP profile. It enables double slots for SD memory cards. The video captured with Canon HF S21 is stored in AVCHD .mts file format with MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 as video codec, and Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3) as audio codec. If you get the with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone, you can get Dolby Digital 5.1-channel for the audio. To transfer Canon Vixia HFS21 AVCHD to computer hard drive: You can use the bundled Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software, and it is easy to transfer Vixia HF S21 AVCHD movies onto computer hard drive with this software. If you are using Mac computer, you can also use iMovie to download videos to Apple hard drive. Just connect the camcorder to iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, and HF S21 could be recognized by iMovie for loading videos. To put and play Canon HF S21 AVCHD videos on iPad: Even though iMovie mentioned above could recognize Caonon HF S21 for loading videos, there are also problems for importing Canon HF S21 .mts to Final Cut Pro (FCP) or Final Cut Express (FCE), even iMovie. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the recommended Mac Canon HF S21 MTS to iPad converter for you to easily edit Canon HF S21 videos and transfer edited video to iPad. Below are the simple steps for transcoding Canon HF S21 to iPad. Step 1. Load Canon HF S21 video to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. After transferring Canon HF S21 AVCHD videos to Apple hard drive, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as Canon MTS converter and click the "Add" button to load .mts videos. Step 2. Edit Canon HF S21 MTS videos. Select the video clip and click the "Edit" button to trim and crop videos, to flip video, adjust brightness and contrast. Step 3. Choose iPad HD output format. Click the "Format" option and choose iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4), and the Mac Canon MTS to iPad converter will convert AVCHD Hi Def 16x9 to 720p MP4 videos for iPad. Step 4. Convert Canon HF S21 MTS to iPad. Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Canon HF S21 MTS to MP4 for iPad starts immediately. After the conversion, connect iPad to iMac/MacBook Pro and sync the editing videos to iPad. It is that easy to transferr edited video to iPad. Give it a try and enjoy AVCHD videos on iPad.

Jul 29, 2010 | Cell Phones

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