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Can't upload video from Canon Vixia HG20 camcorder

I just purchased a Canon HG20 AVCHD video camcorder. I have the USB cord and uploaded the software it came with -- Pixela Image Mixer 3 SE Ver. 3 -- but for some reason, I'm not able to upload the footage to my PC. I contacted Canon, and they basically blew me off and told me to contact Pixela... Please help! Any advice is most appreciated!

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  • cornelgl Jan 19, 2009

    I am having the same problem. It's like the computer doesn't see the camcorder. Is there a driver I'm missing or a setting that I forgot? The manual says something about "first time connecting to a computer" but doesn't go into any details.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    i'm having the same issue. so far i have found that the USB cord works for photos taken on the camera, but cannot be used for videos. i think the mini HDMI plug is what is needed, so another cord will need to be purchased in order to upload video to the computer. I had the same issue with an older canon camcorder. i don't know if i'm right, though.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem with Canon Vixia HG21 camcorder - the software it comes with (ImageMixer™ 3 SE Ver.3) does not really work - it goes "not responding" every time I want to download video files from the camcorder to the comp. Why??? Shouldn't Canon provide some good soft with its products which are not cheap at all?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    The video from camera is very slow when shown with the image mixer software. Something is not compatable. Using windows Vista.

  • Bob BC-B Mar 24, 2009

    I have the same problem, very slow. That program is very difficult to download and do any editing. Looking for something else we can put the files in for editing.

  • bostall Mar 30, 2009

    I´ve got the same problem. Tested two different computers, with different OS and both times windows crashes. I´ve also tried to copy the videofiles from the camera into the computer and that was no problem. But the problem is when I try to use for example Pinnacle studio 12 or Adobe Premiere CS3 the video will freeze but the sound continues. This is not good for Canon´s reputation and it is not going to get them better reputation referring to the software developer Pixela who don´t even has websupport.
    A parallell; You buy a new car and the steeringwheel dosn´t work. You contact the car factory for help and they just ask you to contact the company that made the steerinwheel. Not OK in car-business but obvioulsy in Canon camera-business!!


  • ronaldmc Apr 01, 2009

    I have experienced same problem. Canon told me the USB should be USB2 or the camera won't be found. I have several USB2 ports on my computer and have connected to all of them I believe and none work. I am very dissapointed in this camera and shocked that Canon would produce such a shoddy camcorder.



    I did get a small section of video downloaded to my laptop (a new HP Pavillion DV 9000) using the software that came with the camera but it took all night to do so. Completely unacceptable for anyone living in the real world.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Is one of the worst software that I ever seen.
    Full of bugs and most of time not working at all.

  • CRsailor Apr 04, 2009

    I have a new HP pavillion and have not been able to download from the HG 20 to the computer. I called pixela support once & they said take any other dvd playing software off the machine.

    I haven't tried that yet, as I didn't want to remove the hp software originally installed.

    CRsailor

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    i'm contemplating buying the dvd burner accessory so i can rip the videos to my computer directly from a dvd. i am extremely disappointed with this camcorder. what should have been the simplest thing in the world has now become a major pain in the *** and possibly a waste of $600.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same issue. Bought the camcorder in November and now five months later still cannot successfully download good qualtiy video to my computer.

    I have 3 differeent computers some XP professional , one vista - all with the processor requirements etc.

    It took me several days to get the software to recognize my camera - you have to be very careful what order you install the software and connnect your camera for it to "see" your camera.

    I was able to do this with all three computers eventually after many many installations and reinstallations of the software. The problem now is that any playback of the video either on the Pixella player or on Pinnacle is very rough and choppy. Sound seperated from video and video is so choppy that it seems like many frames must be missing.

    After 5 months I have almost run out of hard drive on my camcorder and cannot save any footage. I have called Canon who told me that if the video runs well on playback on the camcorder it is not a Canon issue it is a Pixella issue.

    Pixella says to turn off internet connections, uninstall virus software, uninstall any video editing or dvd burning software. Will try all that but don't have alot of hope.

    This is very user UNFRIENDLY! Do not buy this camcorder -- looks good in the shop but is pretty much useless once you buy ti and try to save any video!

  • grassmaster Apr 17, 2009

    Same as above. I can't get the computer to see the camera. All I want to do is get the video off the comcorder. Surely there is a driver out there that can do this. HELP!

  • sillynorvell May 03, 2009

    Can't upload video from Canon Vixia HG20 camcorder to a mac

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My knowledge in video editing is limited, but here's what I could dig up.

m2ts is also referred to as AVCHD, (MPEG4) a high-def Interlaced format which most computers cant render properly since most computers render in progressive format. You have to convert it to MPEG2, AVI, WMV, MOV or other movie file types in Progressive mode, a process known as "Deinterlacing" in order to edit it. Depending on how big the file is and how fast your computer is this could take several hours. Also, you cant view AVCHD files on normal televisions, you need a high-def TV.

If you want to edit high-def videos with post-effects and music etc, for dvd or blue-ray, you'll need a more powerful computer. The "recommended" minimum is a 64bit dual core processor, windows vista 64 bit, a seperate 500Gb or bigger hard drive and at minimum, 3-4Gbs of RAM with a high-def TV monitor. (1080i) Rendering High-Def videos is process heavy and can take up to 12+ hours to render a single 30-60 minute video with post-fx like music, logo's etc. The reason you need a 64bit processor and 64bit windows is because regular XP and Vista wont recognize more than 3Gb of RAM.

You could get by with a 32bit dual core processor and 2 gigs of RAM on windows XP, it's just going to be slower. You will still probably need a high def monitor if your going to edit in high-def mode.

High-def is new technology to mainstream consumers. Supporting technology hasnt caught up yet including most software--however most of what I read stated that Sony Vegas Platinum can do this pretty well.

Your camera is capeable of recording in progressive mode. You'll have to read the manual on how to do this. This will record it in standard mode which is not high-def. (For future reference)

To sum it all up, the camera's technology is more advanced than most PCs. I downloaded AVS Video Converter and converted the AVCHD, (MPEG4) a high-def Interlaced format to HD Video 720p: WMV9, 7000 kbps....... on the drop down screen of the AVS program. I now can view my videos in Progressive Standard mode with NO choppy play back or problems. Please note that 720p is a non digital standard Television view.

Hope this helps.

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The software is very specific on what order you connect camcoder to PC.

1) Turn on your PC
2) Plug the power to the camcoder
3) Set the camcoder to video replay mode (the blue play icon)
4) DO NOT TURN ON YOUR CAMCODER yet
5) plug the USB cable to your PC
6) TURN ON the camcoder now - almost when your camcoder makes the blink sound, your computer will recognise the camcoder!

If this does not work, try shutting down your PC, and your camcoder. Try again

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

  • jack_heng Aug 29, 2009

    Follow up to my solution for PC to recognise your Canon HG20 camcoder. (Note: You will of course need to also install the software that came with the camcoder.)



    Once you have downloaded the videos from your camcoder using the software provided "ImageMixer 3 SE", I found that using another video editing software has more features and is easier to use to create my own moveis and DVDs. I purchased Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 - not expensive at all. I am using Windows Vista Premium 32bit, 2gb memory with NVIDIA 8600GT 256MB video card and Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz processor - pretty common configurations nowadays - by far not any super gaming or video editing PC!



    The video editing was very quick and I had no performance issues. The video quality produced on DVD replayed back on my TV was very high quality, of course this is thanks to the camcoder's ability to record the videos at such high quality and precision. My settings were on MXP/CineMode



    Enjoy

    Jack

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After 10 hours wading through forums the issues was resolved on my system ensuring that the camcorder is plugged into a USB2 port. I made the mistake of assuming that the front ports were until I checked them. The only other differing thing is my camcorder is the HF200.
Great camer/corder **** instructions and support from pixela.
Hope this helps

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I've lost count of how many times I've heard people complaining that the software hasn't caught up with the hardware. That’s the case we stand with AVCHD camcorder. And seems the only thing we can easily do with the AVCHD video is to play it on an HDTV, direct from the camcorder. Isn’t there any easy way to playback and edit the AVCHD (m2ts, mts, ts, trp).

If you have not been able to take advantage of the AVCHD file format or still got no luck to get it out into the world to playback and edit. AVCHD Converter for Mac should be the matured software you’ve always been looking for. The software includes all the necessary codecs needed to transcode the AVCHD to .mov, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, DV, avi, mpg, wmv, flv, asf, 3gp and mp3, etc so that they can be workable with Quicktime, iMovie, Final Cut Express/Pro on Mac.

AVCHD Converter for Mac is able to run both on Intel Processor and PowerPC, and the smart built-in player can easily playback AVCHD files on Mac with high visual quality. Mac AVCHD converter has simple yet powerful video editing capacity that allows you to trim, crop, add effect and merge files into one. You can also adjust aspect ration to widescreen 4:3 or16:9, and tweak resolution, bit rate, frame rate, depending on your project.

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Guys,

Don't panic OK. Download all the necessary softwares and you will have a Image Mixer player downloaded. You don't need to delete all the other players as well from your comp. so don't panic...
After you downloaded the Image Mixer Player go to your files in the camera with computer and in STREMS folder you'll see all your movies. Click any of them and probably it will say the files cannot be played, do you want an Internet solution...you click OPEN WITH and select Image Mixer player VOILE LA!!!! Later on download a XILISOFT converter which can convert your MTS files virtuaally to all the others.... SALOMAT BOSHED!!!

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Don't know if any of u guys already sloved this problem. I just bought it this week, and was having the same problem like u guys few minutes ago. It's ok to upload the pictures, and can't upload the videos from the camcoder. The anwser is , when u're uploading the video u have to plug in ur camcoder to the power outlet. So stupid!!! It works now. Don't know why Canon ppl doesn't even know this. I wend to Canon's website in China, it shows this solution there tho.

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Hi,

I had the same problem with a new HG21, and as Gotago (Solution 6) suggested, a change in USB port gave instant success!

Thanks for removing the frustration! (Only wasted about 3 hours!!).

Alan

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I just went to the software support page and updated the new software and it worked.

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    I have the same problem, but I had a flashing USB icon on the LCD. I just realized that I had to go into settings and switch the USB connection setting to PC/Printer. Also like everyone said must be connected to the AC power supply.

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I had this problem. my computer won't recognize the camera until i plugged in the compact power adapter. So in addition to the USB cord, plug in the Compact Power Adapter after you've chose pc/printer on the camera (it's in the instructions). It wont work if you don't do it in the right order.

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I changed the USB port and it finally recognized my Canon Vixia HG20

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I agree(Solution 6) , i just free download it and have a try, really a good one, thinks!

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Canon HF10, HF100, VIXIA HF S100, VIXIA HG21, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF S200, VIXIA HF M300, HG20, HG21, IVIS HF M31, IVIS HF R10
Sony HDR-SR1, HDR-SR10, HDR-XR100, SDR-SR10, HDR-SR11, HDR-XR100, HDR XR-500V, HDR-TG1, HDR-CX7, HDR-SR5, HDR-CX7
Panasonic HDC-SD60, HDC-SD100, HDC-SD200, HDC-HS100, HDC-HS350, HDC-HS700, HDC-TM35, HDC-TM350, HDC-TM700, HDR XR-500V
JVC GZ-HD10KR, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40, GZ-HM200, Everio HD10, Everio GZ-MG130

HD camcorder owners can enjoy HD video with their HD camcorder, however, original AVCHD MTS, M2TS files cannot be directly imported to Mac. So for Mac users, if you want to import MTS/M2TS video to FCP(a highly-regarded video editing, compositing, and special effects package for the Macintosh) on Mac for editing, you have to convert MTS/M2TS files to MOV, MPEG-4, DV for FCP firstly.

Doremisoft MTS to FCP Converter for Mac is the best software to convert original MTS, M2TS files to Final Cut Pro with good quality. It can transfer MTS video to MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, DV, 3GP, etc and other HD videos like HD MP4, HD MOV, etc. With this AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can convert MTS video to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, iDVD, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, PSP and so on.

Easy Tutorial for you to convert MTS/M2TS files to FCP on Mac here:

Step1: Import MTS, M2TS Files to Mac MTS Converter
Click the "Add File" to upload your chosen AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to MTS to FCP Converter for Mac 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 MTS files to iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, iPod, iPhone, PS3, Blackberry, etc.

Step3: Convert MTS Files to FCP
Click "Start" to convert AVCHD MTS, M2TS videos to FCP on Mac. you can edit your converted MTS, M2TS files with FCP on Mac OS X after converting finished.

Related: How to Convert MTS, M2TS to iMovie for Editing?
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on Oct 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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


Canon VIXIA Camcorder has a good reputation for its small size, recording video in full HD quality, lightweight, etc. Just like popular Canon FS series camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF series Camcorder is a large family including VIXIA HF R-series like VIXIA HF R10, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF R100; VIXIA HF M-series such as VIXIA HF M30, VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M300; VIXIA HF S-series like VIXIA HF S10, VIXIA HF S20, VIXIA HF S21, VIXIA HF S200, and some other popular VIXIA types such as VIXIA HF10, VIXIA HF100, VIXIA HF20, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HG21, VIXIA HG20, etc.

Most of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders record videos in AVCHD MTS files. If you want to share these AVCHD MTS files with family or friend on Mac, you may cannot directly playback these MTS videos with your Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Blackberry. If you would like to customize Canon VIXIA HF video on Mac, you may cannot directly edit MTS videos in iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc. What should we do about this? The best solution is to transfer Canon VIXIA HF video to Mac supported video format such as MOV, MP4 that are aslo for iPad, iPod, iPhones, Blackberry, PSP, etc.

AVCHD Converter for Mac is the best choice for you to convert Canon VIXIA HF video to MOV, MP4, AVI, 3GP, MPEG-4 for Mac so that you can import these AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to iMovie, iTunes, iDVD, FCP, FCE etc for editing. Besides, this Canon VIXIA Video Converter for Mac also has powerful editing function like trim video length, crop video, set video brightness, contrast, and saturation, and customize video/audio output settings, etc.

Now, easy tutorial for you to convert Canon VIXIA video to Mac OS step by step.

Step One: Import Canon VIXIA HF Video to Mac AVCHD Converter
Firstly, you need to copy your Canon VIXIA video to Mac and launch AVCHD Converter for Mac, then you can click "Add File" to upload your AVCHD MTS files on Mac.

Step Two: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS.

Step Three: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to Mac
Click "Start" button to convert Canon AVCHD MTS files for Mac. After conversion finished, you can edit your converted MTS, M2TS files with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc as you like.

on Oct 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac---Convert/Import MTS, M2TS files to iMovie for...


1. 'Best software to convert AVCHD / .mts files for editing on Mac / iMovie?'
2. 'My Sony HDR-CX110 camcorder records videos in MTS format. I want to change it to iMovie on Mac OS?'
3. 'Importing raw .mts files into iMovie 09 for mac? I'm working with a Canon Vixia HG20 HD camcorder, Mac 10.4.11, and iMovie HD 6. The camera is not recognized by iMovie. ---From Yahoo Answer


If you got some MTS files recorded by AVCHD camcorder like Sony Handycam, Canon, Panasonic, JVC. You would be frustrated that MTS, M2TS files cannot be compatible in iMovie on Mac. iMovie, a video editing software application, offers Mac users to edit their home movies in DV, HDV, MPEG-4 formats directly. So to import MTS, M2TS files to iMovie for editing, you have to convert MTS files to iMovie MP4, DV, etc.

Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Converter is designed for you to convert M2TS,
MTS files to iMovie MP4, and allow you to transfer AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to MOV, M4V, AVI, MPEG-4, 3GP, FLV etc. Then you can import MTS files to iMovie on Mac OS for editing. Besides, With this AVCHD Converter for Mac you also can convert and import AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to Mac iTunes, iDVD, FCP, FCE, iPod, iPhone, iPad and other popular players such as PS3, Walkman, Blackberry, Palm, Zune, etc.

How to Convert/Import MTS, M2TS Files to iMovie MP4, DV?
Step1: Upload MTS, M2TS Files to MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac
Click "Add File" button to add MTS, M2TS files from your Mac hard disc. And you can import several MTS/M2TS files one time.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for iMovie
Click the small down arrow at the very right of the "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MP4, DV as output video format for iMovie Mac OS.

Step3: Start to Convert MTS Files to iMovie
Click "Start" to convert MTS, M2TS videos to iMovie. After converting finished, you can edit your converted MTS, M2TS files with iMovie as you like.
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on Sep 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to convert m2ts/mts/ts files to MP4, MOV, AVI, DV, FLV, etc with AVCHD...


You just purchased an AVCHD Camcorder like Sony Handycam SR7, Panasonic HDC-SD9 or Canon Vixia HF10 and shot some AVCHD video with .mts, .m2ts or .ts file extension. AVCHD is the new high definition video format for video cameras, which stands for Advanced Video Codec, High Definition and is jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic. Besides, JVC and Canon manufacturers are using AVCHD for their high definition consumer video camcorders.

The AVCHD files is not publicly availabe and hard for play back on QuickTime Player or iTunes, and there are times you just can’t import them to iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express to do thevideo editing stuff. So you really need a software to read, conver and edit the videos. Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Converter can solve all your problems with best quality to transfer/convert and edit your HD videos.

How to Convert AVCHD video to mac formats freely? Part One: TransfeAVCHD(.mts, .m2ts or .ts)files from camcorder to your computer.
Connect the camcorders to the computer with a USB cable and copy the videos that you need to convert and edit. Then save the AVCHD file on your PC’s hard drive.

Part Two: Convert and edit AVCHD video with doremisoft avchd converter mac.
1.Free Download and Run avchd converter for mac Software. Once the download is complete, run the file "DoremisoftMacAVCHDConverter1.01.dmg" to install. After the application has been installed, follow these directions to convert your AVCHD video file(s) into a format that is compatible with your desired media device. Take a look at the interface of Doremisoft AVCHD Video Converter for Mac below.

2.Open the Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Video Converter and Click Add Files to load AVCHD files for mac osx AVCHD format conversion.

Tips: It has an easy-to-use interface, and it will support most popular file formats, including iDVD files. In addition, it includes a batch converter, so you can convert multiple files with one click of a button.

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3.Click Profile drop down list to select output format so that you will know where the converted file(s) will be placed. (Use the Browse button to navigate to the desired location.)
e.g. Select MPEG-4 movie format for edit AVCHD video in iMovie
Select MOV Format for play AVCHD with QuickTime player
Select FLV format for upload to YouTube, Flash Player
Select AVI format for Windows Movie Maker, Windows Media Playe
Free AVCHD video to SD MP4 Mac software and convert mts or m2ts files to most popular video players,like iPhone, iPod, etc with supporting Mac iMovie, FCP/FCE editor.


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4.Click Start Button at the bottom of the window to Convert AVCHD video to MP4 or other video audio format.
Tips: You may change other output settings by clicking on the Settings Options button or the Edit Output button.
5.Click Open button at the bottom of the window to find the converted AVCHD movie files.

6. Copy the converted camcorder video to your iPhone, iPod,etc and enjoy it.
Connect your iPhone with your computer, copy the converted camcorder video (MPEG-4(*.mp4) to your iPhone, so you can enjoy it on-the-go.

Part 3: How to upload camcorder video to YouTube?
Follow part 2, all you need to do is converting the camcorder video ( MTS, M2TS, TS, TP, TRP) to FLV format (YouTube video format), then login to YouTube, upload the converted video (flv format video) to YouTube.

on Jul 20, 2010 | Cameras

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