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Does the reset button on the canon vixia hg 21 erase the recordings on the hard drive?

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Hi Lakerfanj - No it doesn't. The reset buttons function is to reset all the camera's settings back to default. It doesn't do anything to touch the data on the HD or any memory card you might have installed. If you reset the camera you will have to setup anything you had set that wasn't the default setting.


Page 104 of the users manual explains the function of the reset button -- just so you can be secure before using reset.


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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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Step Three: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to Mac
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Sounds like your camcorder is toasted. Before sending that to Canon for repair, try the tiny Reset button on it. Its gotta be there somewhere. The other thing is connect the unit to a TV and power it up, maybe your display is the one that is not working. Use either the component cable or the composite (old-style) cable that came with it. Give it a try.

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The DW-100 burns files in the same format as they were originally recorded by your camcorder. The Canon Vixia HG-21 records in AVCHD--a high-definition format--which is completely different from standard-definition DVD and which is not compatible with regular DVD players (even though the disc itself is a standard DVD-R). As it states in the manual for the camcorder, "High-definition (AVCHD) discs created using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner can be played back only with AVCHD-compatible DVD players."

The DW-100 is really more for archiving your files in their native format than for creating standard DVDs that can be played on regular DVD players. Regular (standard-definition) DVD players can't play AVCHD, although many Blu-Ray players can. Unless you use a Blu-Ray player that supports AVCHD playback, there are two solutions to your problem:

1. If you want to keep your recordings high-def, you can view them by playing them back with the DW-100, which must be connected to your camcorder via the USB cable, then from your camcorder to your TV via an HDMI cable.

2. If you want to have standard DVDs that you can play on any DVD player, either import the files to your computer and convert them to standard-definition using video-editing software, then burn them to DVD with your computer's DVD burner, or connect the analog output (component=better, composite=good) to a stand-alone DVD recorder (i.e. not the DW-100).

I've used the route of Vixia HF-10 camcorder > composite output > Panasonic DMR-ES25S DVD recorder (about $65 used on eBay) with pretty good results when I've wanted to give videos to relatives who don't have Blu-Ray players. You just have to make sure to set the camcorder 's analog (composite) output to 480i so that it formats the picture in the right aspect ratio, or else the 16:9 image will be squeezed to 4:3 instead of letterboxed.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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