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How do I get video from a canon FS31 to imovie?

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    Jeffrey Groves Dec 30, 2010

    Which Mac or Macbook are you using?

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2010

    imac

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SOURCE: 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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try using USB or Firewire - the mac should detect it.

Alternatively, you could use a flash card reader.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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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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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.

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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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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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I would Like to upload the videos from my Canon FS31 to my imac.


try using USB or Firewire - the mac should detect it.

Alternatively, you could use a flash card reader.

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