When you import you canon vixia camcorder video to mac, maybe you will meet the problem below:
“Help with a Canon Vixia Camcorder?
our school bought two canon vixia HF R100 video cameras for our a/v class. We use mac computers and primarily iMovie’06 (and’10) to edit our videos. we can figure out how to import the video into iMovie’10 but not any other program. is there any way to find the video and directly import the files into our computers?”
“How can I make my Canon Vixia HF R100 import to my Mac?
Canon insists its Vixia HF R100 camcorder works with Mac and iMovie. I have not found success with it. What do I need to do to import movies and photos from it to use in iMovie?”
Normally, you can follow the follow steps to backup a video from camcorder to Mac.
1. Turn on your camcorder and make sure your camcorder is set to the right mode to import videos or photos.
2. Connect camcorder to Mac with USB cable(a 6 pin or 4 pin cable).
3. Your Mac will automatically launch iMovie, So you can review your video or select “Import All”
However, it is not that easy to backup video from Canon Vixia camcorder to iMovie for playback and editing. iMovie can not even read Cannon Vixia clips. Because videos from AVCHD Camcorder such as Cannon Vixia are AVCHD format with .m2ts or .mts extension, which is not welcomed by Mac software iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express.
How to edit AVCHD video from Canon Vixia in editing software iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express? The effective way to backup footage to iMovie/FCP/FCE from Canon Vixia handycam is converting AVCHD to iMovie before import footages from Canon Vixia to iMovie/FCP/FCE.
Canon Vixia Camcorder to Mac Converter is a shareware for Canon AVCHD to iMovie conversion. With Mac Canon Vixia Converter installed on Mac, you can convert AVCHD to iMovie as a piece of cake. If you do not expect to lose the HD quaility, then you can choose iMovie MPEG-4 H.264 as the output video format.
Steps to convert Canon AVCHD to iMovie with program Mac HD Camcorder Video Converter are as follow.
Step1 Download the Mac Canon Vixia video conversion program, then connect Canon Vixia camcorder to Mac. Click “Add File” to load .mts or .m2ts shootings into the application.
Step2 Choose the output video format in the drop-up list of “Profile”. If you intend to edit the recorded clips in iMovie, select iMovie video->iMovie MPEG-4 H.264 video format as the target format.
Step3 Hit “Start” to begin the Canon Vixia to iMovie conversion.
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