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I need to be able to download film from my Canon Vixia HF20/HF200 to my computer. I have Windows xp svc pack 3. I have Adobe Premiere 4.0 system. The Pixela program sent with the Vixia is a nightmare. Any suggestions?

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To copy the recordings from Canon HF20/HF200 camcorder is enough to use any file manager you have on your system.Use the file manager (example Total Commander) to access the content of the camcorder's flash memory/SD card and search the recordings in "\BDMV\Stream\".There you will find a lot of MTS files that you can copy on your HDD.I rename them all by default to M2TS and use EXIF Tool to rename them usinga as name "year_month_day_hour_minute.m2ts", making it easier to group them bay date/time.

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My computer do not recognize my canon vixia hf20 double click on my computer icon : computer do not recognize the camcorder canon vixia hf20


Be sure that you have installed he driver correctly ..and the cable is well plugged...,another thing to check is the camera's display and see if it asks for a connection confirmation in the moment you plug it in ...if it does..choose PC connect ..and after that will work ..
also check into the device manager and see if the camera is present there ..even if it appears in yellow with an ask sign on it ...this meaning that the driver is not installed or damaged or not the proper one..
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010719.asp
select the operation system ..download ..reinstall and go for it ...but first check what I suggested..

Dec 24, 2010 | Canon VIXIA HF20 High Definition Camcorder

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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?

on Nov 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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

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Where is the serial number of my Canon Vixia HF200 Handycam? I'm not able to find it anywhere, the number mentioned under the battery is not accepted


I have Canon Vixia HF20 A and I when installing the Pixela Application that comes with it, I used the numbers under the battery. You'll need to concatenate all three numbers together as in my case for it to be correct... e.g 111122223333, 1s represent line 1, 2s line 2 and 3s line 3.

Apr 09, 2010 | Canon VIXIA HF20 High Definition Camcorder

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Can't download video to computer


so you need to convert the videos to the right format.
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Mar 02, 2010 | Canon VIXIA HF S200 High Definition Flash...

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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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Where to find the manual (pdf) for Canon Vixia HF20 camcorder


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on Mar 06, 2010 | Canon VIXIA HF20 High Definition Camcorder

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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.

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Need Canon Vixia HV30 driver


If you have windows xp or higher you don't need drivers just an intel based pc, atleast 1 or 2 gigs of memory and try it with the software that came with it...if you dont like that make SURE your version of adobe works with the HDV format....make sure your settings IN the software program are correct...and viola!...MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING A FIREWIRE 4 TO 4 OR 4 TO 6 PIN CABLE no exceptions

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