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I've been using this Canon MVX4i camera for years with no problem, importing and editing on iMovie on a powerbook Mac, with a firewire connexion. A few days ago, as I was about to import, iMovie displayed a "no camera connected" message, though everything was as usual. A flashing "DV IN" message also appears on the LCD of the camera when the firewire cable is connected, and disappears when the cable is disconnected. I don't think I saw this "DV IN" message before. How can I make iMovie recognize the connection of the camera again ?

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SOURCE: My Mac does not recognize my Canon HV 30 DV when i connect the FireWire.

I've been around the block with this for days, including a fresh installation of the software on my MacBook Pro. Sigh.

Here's what seemed to work:

1) Reset Vixia HV30 (tiny reset button behind the battery). Did not change any settings on the camera after that.

2) Installed Canon's software that dropped some canon-related files in Library/Quicktime folder.

3) Opened new iMovie 6.0.3 and Final Cut Express HD 3.5.1 projects (a) FCE (using Easy Setup in FCE) to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 (b) iMovie 'HDV 1080i'.

4) Connected 4-pin --> 6-pin firewire cable out of the camera to a bus-powered external drive and from the drive, firewire 800 --> firewire 800 --> MacBook Pro 10.5.8.

This was a last-ditch, Hail Mary effort. It worked, and the camera showed up in the System Profiler firewire window, too, whereas it had not before all of the above. Still does not show up when hooked directly from the camera to the FW 800 input, but at least I can capture now.

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Hi I have a quick question. after I have been downloading my pictures from my camera to computer, I am not able to edit them or download them onto any websites. is this an error w/my camera or computer?


You did not state which computer or software you are using to edit your video, bu the general consensus is the raw footage has to be "unwrapped" from its compressed form (video gets compressed to fit on SD card) so that it can be editable with your software. Otherwise, editing the footage will be difficult. I use a Mac and FCP. My workflow is - after moving the files from my SD Card to my ext. hard drive, I batch load them into MPEG Streamclip (free software for PC and Mac). Then I choose Apple ProRes 422 (LT) to transcode my raw footage. After waiting for the process to finish (minutes to hours, depending on how many files you batch load), I import my files into FCP and everything works great. No more issues. Also, if you are working on a Mac, iMovie will accept your Rebel.mov files without issue. iMovie unwraps the footage with the Apple Intermediate Codec automatically and editing in iMovie is so simple that it makes me want to smack myself for not trying it sooner after editing on FCP for the last 10 years.......

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Flawlessly 1080/60i MOV for iMovie-Converting Canon HG20 MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie

I have a Canon HG 20 with an internal 60GB hard drive. I am using the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and iMovie 09. The apple website says that this camera is compatible with iMovie and even sells it on it's website. When I open iMovie and import the .mts files to iMovie, it prompt an error. After google search, found if I want to edit Canon HG20 1080/60i .mts video with high quality for iMovie 9 on Mac, must to convert Canon HG20 1080/60i .mts files to MOV for iMovie 9 before editing.

And as we konw, Apple Intermediate codec is one of the apple built-in codecs, while others could be Apple DV/DVCPRO - NTSC, DVCPRO50 - NTSC.So convert hg20 mts to aic mov is the best choose. Therefore i need mts to aic converter. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended camcorder software to convert AVCHD to apple compatible formats.

Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly convert Canon HG20 MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080/60i (*.mov) with highest quality for editing in iMovie 9 on Mac.

Step 1. Directly download 24Mbps .mts files from Canon VIXIA HG20 to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Turn on Canon HG20 camcorder and connect it to computer via USB cable, then launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac from Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture Full HD .mts files from Canon HG20 camcorder to the program. Select "Import" instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under "Camcorder Tab" in the main interface of Final Mate for Mac.

Step 2. Create a Movie for Converting Canon VIXIA HG20 MTS files to AIC MOV.
Just select one or multiple video files you would like to convert and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for conversion will be created.

Step 3. Export AIC MOV video file.
Click the Export button and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) to choose export format for further editing in iMovie. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for convert to iMovie.

Tips: You are free to set/adjust output MOV files parameters (Bit rate - high quailty, Frame rate - 60, Resolution/Size - 1920 x 1080, channel - 5.1 channel) to make a good output quality. With this set you can get a Flawlessly 1080/60i MOV for iMovie.

Step 4. Click OK to start converting.
Click "OK" to start converting Canon HG20 MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie .When the conversion is finished, you can import converted mov to iMovie without rendering and edit high quality videos from Canon Vixia HG20 24Mbps mts on iMovie Mac.

Tips: The Canon VIXIA HG20 boasts 1920 x 1080 Full HD, and has a CODEC capable of recording 24Mbps -- the highest AVCHD bitrate --through Canon's own Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. Final Mate for Mac also can lossless split/cut and join/merge Canon HG20 Full HD MTS on Mac with no compression.

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My Sony Multi-Function DVD Recorder does not recognize my Canon HG10 USB connection, for creating a DVD directly from the Canon HDD. Is there a work around?


You could put it on your computer and use an editing software and then burn it on to a DVD.
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Capture video from Canon Vixia stopped working with iMovie


Video files come from Canon Vixia hg20 are in AVCHD format and this is a format which is difficult to be imported and edited by FCP and iMovie. So you have to convert AVCHD files to other easily edited video format, like FCP and iMovie preferred MOV format.

As for AVCHD Converter, have a try Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac which is is a powerful video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many various movie files; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies.

You can use this program to open and play most movie formats transport streams; edit them with crop and Trim;export them to QuickTime, AVI, DV and MPEG-4 files with more than professional quality, so you can easily import them in a DVD authoring tool, and use them with many other applications or devices.


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As Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders becoming more and more popular among people, you may have problem of uploading Canon VIXIA HF video to iMovie, or Mac. Because some of Canon VIXIA camcorders cannot be compatible with iMovie, iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09, such as Canon VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HV30, VIXIA HFS100, etc. Or even though Canon VIXIA camcorders can be compatible with iMovie or Mac, but sometimes video off Canon VIXIA series is not recognized by iMovie due to different aspect ratio or video codec.

If you cannot import Canon VIXIA video like Canon VIXIA HV30, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF S100, etc to iMovie for editing, you need a powerful Canon VIXIA to iMovie Converter to convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD video to MOV, MP4, DV for iMovie firstly, then you can import them to iMovie to share or edit.

Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to iMovie Converter is designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV, MP4, DV for iMovie and Mac. It also support converting video such as MOD, TOD, MKV, etc to Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Blackberry, iDVD , FCP, FCE, etc.

But how to transfer Canon VIXIA video to iMovie? Here, quick guide for you to follow to convert Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to iMovie step by step:

Step1: Install and Launch Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac

Step2: Import Canon VIXIA Video
Click "Add File" to input your Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS files to Mac AVCHD Video Converter. You can upload several videos one time.

Step3: Set Output Video Format for iMovie
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MP4 or DV as output video format for iMovie.

Step4: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to iMovie
Click "Start" button to convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD files to iMovie. After conversion finished, you can edit your converted Canon VIXIA videos with iMovie as you like.

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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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Can't upload videos to Imovie


Kodak series cameras capture videos in MOV files. iMovie will only import codecs that it can edit. iMovie can import MP4, DV, Apple Intermediate Codec, H.264, Photo JPEG, Motion JPEG, Apple Animation, and perhaps others. MOV is a multimedia container file, not a codec. It can contain any of the above codecs, but it could contain other codecs that are not editable by iMovie, such as MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 so that sometimes iMovie cannot recognize Kodak videos directly.
please try this video converter, good luck. kodak video to imovie
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