Question about Canon VIXIA HG20 DVD Blu-ray Camcorder

2 Answers

Capture video from Canon Vixia stopped working with iMovie

Used to be able to capture video from Canon Vixia hg20 hard drive. Suddenly quit working. Can capture same files from PC using ImageMixer3, but cannot from Mac iMovie, as it won't recognize the hard drive.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Mentor:

    An expert who has written 3 tips or uploaded 2 video tips.

    Teacher:

    An expert who has written 2 tips or uploaded 1 video tip.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

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.


http://www.aunsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/

Posted on Nov 01, 2010

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Instead of attaching the USB to the front connections of my desktop, I used the one's in the rear. This was after I updated all types of different drivers and uninstalled and reinstalled a million times.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HG20 won't start in record mode


That is a known problem in Vixia series. Canon Vixia HG20

Feb 23, 2014 | Canon VIXIA Video Cameras

Tip

Flawlessly solve questions-Canon HG20 MTS to iMovie 9 with retain best quality


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.

on Jun 20, 2011 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Body Only Digital...

Tip

Convert Canon VIXIA HF S21/HF S200/HF20 AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files to iPad


Canon Vixia HF camcorders are becoming more and more popular among people who want to capture movies and movies of their daily life and interesting moments. Most Canon Vixia HF series Camcorders store video in AVCHD .mts file format that is a high definition video format. Take Canon Vixia HF S21 as an example, Canon HF S21 stores video in AVCHD MTS file format with MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 as video codec, and 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. (Some of Canon HF series and Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders are compatible with Mac, see at iMovie '09: Camcorder Support )<br /> iPad, as the newest tablet computer of Apple, offers you the best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video. However, if you want to enjoy videos shot by Canon Vixia Camcorder on iPad, maybe a little difficult for you to directly import Canon VIXIA AVCHD mts files to iPad, for iPad supported video formats are H.264, MP4, MOV. So you need to transfer Canon Vixia HF video files to MOV, MP4 or H.264 for iPad firstly, then you can import converted AVCHD MTS files to iPad and play them on iPad. <br /> Doremisoft Mac Canon VIXIA HF to iPad Converter is the best software to convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS to iPad MOV/H.264/MPEG-4, etc. It also can transfer AVCHD camcorder and camera video to other popular video formats including AVI, WMV, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, SWF, FLV, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MKV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP4-Xvid, etc in order that you can import these AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, PSP, BlackBerry, etc. <br /> Now, tutorial for you to convert Canon VIXIA HF AVCHD MTS files to iPad step by step as follows:<br /> Step1: Install and Launch Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac<br /> Step2: Add Canon VIXIA HF Video Files<br />Click "Add File" to upload Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac AVCHD Video Converter. You can add several videos one time.<br /> Step3: Select Output Video Format for iPad<br />Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to choose MOV, MPEG-4 or H.264 for iPad on Mac. And you also can set output video format for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, iPod, iPhone, etc.<br /> Step4: Convert Canon VIXIA HF AVCHD MTS/M2TS for iPad<br />Click "Start" to convert Canon VIXIA HF AVCHD video to MOV, H.264 or MPEG-4 for iPad. After conversion finished, you can watch and share converted Canon VIXIA HF videos on iPad.<br /> Related: How to Convert and Import Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files to FCP for Editing?<br />How to Convert and Edit Canon VIXIA HF series to iMovie?

on Nov 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

(Canon HV-30) Firewire not responding any more with Final Cut Pro


SET YOU CAMERA TO FIREWIRE OUT, NOT AUTOMATIC!! <!-- from fixya rte -->

Jan 28, 2010 | Canon VIXIA HV30 DV Camcorder

1 Answer

Canon hv30 is't being recognized on my vista computer


You may have used a different USB port on the computer. Try a different one.
Generally, any USB port would work, except that some devices create a "Virtual USB" connection that is configured with a specific USB port.

Let us know if this helped...
Gort007

Sep 16, 2009 | Canon VIXIA HV30 DV Camcorder

Tip

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?

on Nov 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Convert and Edit Canon VIXIA HF200/HV30/HF R11 to iMovie, iMovie? 09, iMovie? 11


"Vixia HV30 HDV camera help! Mac and iMovie? I cant get my vixia HD30 HDV canon camera to import any video to my iMovie. ive set the video type to HD-1080i-30 but still nothing. any ideas on how to fix this?"
"I cannot get my mac to recognize my new Canon Vixia hf200 video camera. How do I get it to import my videos? I have a mac tiger, 10.4. My imovie is '07. The Canon is HD and connects through USB."

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.

Related: How to Get AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MOD Files off HD Camcorder to Mac, iMovie, FCP?
How to Convert and Import Sony HDR Series Video to Mac, iMovie?

on Nov 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

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.

Oct 18, 2008 | Canon VIXIA HV30 DV Camcorder

Tip

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

Tip

Put and Play Canon HF S21 HD 1920x1080 AVCHD MTS on iPad Canon Vixia HF S21 is...


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.

on Jul 29, 2010 | Cell Phones

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all Canon VIXIA HG20 DVD Blu-ray Camcorder Questions

Canon VIXIA HG20 DVD Blu-ray Camcorder Logo

453 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1815 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Steve Mason

Level 2 Expert

305 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...