Simply Import Canon VIXIA HF G20 MTS videos to iMovie

Encountere problems when importing Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD mts clips in iMovie 08/09/’11 for further editing? If so, just follow this article to find the best solution here.

“Hi, My freind is using an old camcorder-Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD to import clips into iMovie 11. But the result was assumed iMovie 11 is not the best way to edit MTS files? Someone recommded MPEG Streamclip (we tried it), but the camera isn’t being recognized. Do yo have any MPEG Streamclip alternative for converting Canon HF G20 MTS videos to iMovie? Thanx”

In fact, the issue can be solved easily. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get iMovie and Avid MC to recognize Canon Vixia HF G20 footage beautifully.

As we all know, the Canon Vixia HF G20 captures Full HD 1920x1080p videos in AVCHD format. The AVCHD delivers stunning picture quality, but it not an ideal editing format for both iMovie. So you’ll get crashed or other issues when using the 1080p MTS files in iMovie. To get a fluent workflow, you need the help of a third party program to convert Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD mts footage to a more editing-friendly format, such as Apple Intermediate Codec.

Here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a powerful hihgly-quality Canon Vixia MTS Converter, player and editor is highly recommended here. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon HF G20 MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec-ensuring ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. Moreover, it offers the optimized codecs for other NLEs, such as ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere. Now, download the software and let’s start conversion.

Tutorial: Transcode Canon HF G20 MTS files to AIC

Step One: Launch the mac Canon Vixia Video Converter for Mac, and then click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

Step Two: Click “format” to open the output format drop-up list to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express–> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as the output format for Mac iMovie.

Step Three: Click the “Convert” Arrow button on the main interface to start Canon VIXIA HF G20 AVCHD to AIC/DNxHD conversion on Mac.

And now your files will be converted into AIC .mov files which is ready to be imported to iMovie. Enjoy!

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Open Panasonic HDC-SD90 MTS videos in FCP, iMovie, FCE

This article teaches you how to freely import and edit Panasonic HDC-SD90 MTS videos in FCP, iMovie, FCE. Keep reading.

A lot of users encountered issue while trying to import HDC-SD90 footage on Mac.

“I collected a lot of MTS files from Panasonic HDC-SD90, an old camcorder. Anyway, I wanna import MTS videos to FCP for editing. Do you know how to do this easily?”

Panasonic’s HDC-SD90 High Definition Camcorder grabs photographers’ and shutterbugs’ attention with its 3D recording and the amazing capability to capture super-smooth 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage. To edit, play or share Panasonic HDC-SD90 1080p MTS video on Mac, you will need to convert SD90 AVCHD MTS first. Only by converting can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format.

There are a lot of converting programs online for you to choose. What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac. is a professional Mac application for converting AVCHD files from Sony/Panasonic/Canon HD camcorders that produce .mts, .m2ts, or .m2t files. And it can help you transform the Panasonic AVCHD file for editing with non-linear editing systems like iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, Avid MC, Premiere Pro etc. or playing back in quicktime on Mac. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, then Brorsoft MTS Converter windows version is your first choice. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Convert Panasonic HDC-SD90 MTS videos on Mac

Step 1. Launch Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter on Mac and then click “Add” button to import the MTS videos to the software.

Step 2. Click format column and choose the output format.

You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;

You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it’s for Avid editing;

For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.

Step 3. Tap Convert button to start converting Panasonic HDC-SD90AVCHD videos on Mac.

That’s all. After conversion, you can get the generated videos under “Open” panel for editing and playing. Enjoy!

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Guide on Editing MTS files in iMovie freely

Looking for a simple way to import MTS files into iMovie? This article will show you how to convert MTS videos into AIC for iMovie.

“I have several video files from a Sony camera that I have placed on an external hard drive. The files are .mts. How do I import these AVCHD .mts files into iMovie? Thank you!”

As a matter of fact, iMovie actually don’t support MTS video files because of the codec incompatibility. You cannot use MTS on pre-install Apple’s Media Player- QuickTime or other Apple iDevices like iTunes, Final Cut Pro, Apple TV, iPad etc, neither. If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, then you are advised to encode MTS files to iMovie accepted codec at first, like Apple InterMediate Codec. To achieve that, a powerful video conversion application is necessary.

Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended which is much professional on dealing with 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format MTS to any codec you like for NLEs such as iMovie, FCP, Avid, Premiere and so on. Now, download the software on Mac OS X and follow the guide below to start MTS to iMovie conversion.

How to Convert MTS to AIC for iMovie

Step 1: Load the original file

Install and run the MTS Converter on Mac, and then click the “Add” button to import the original videos to the program. You can also drag and drop to import the original videos.

Step 2: Set output format

Click the format column to select output format “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the best compatible video format for iMovie/FCE.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3: Start Conversion

Tap the “Convert” icon on the main interface, the conversion MTS to iMovie AIC MOV will be completed soon.

After conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with iMovie effortlessly. Now you can import and edit the converted MTS files in iMovie smoothly.

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How to Edit Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD videos in iMovie

Meet troubles while importing Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD videos to iMovie? This article will teach you how to simply edit Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD videos in iMovie with AIC codec.

“I have a lot of AVCHD videos collected in hand. Now, I wanna edit Sony HDR-CX900 .mts files in iMovie for sharing. Do you have a simple workflow for me? I do not mind converting. All I need is a simple process. Thanks so much!”

The simpliest workflow I found on Google is to use Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac to encode Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD to AIC codec for iMovie easily editing. It is the solid tool to help users transcode the Sony Handycam MTS files on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra included) with the optimal preset profiles offered for iMovie, Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Encode Sony HDR-CX900 MTS files for iMovie

1. Click Add button to load your 1080 60p MTS files the program. It supports batch conversion. And if want to join MTS clips into one just click the “Merge into one file” box.

2. To convert Sony HDR-CX900 MTS to iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the target format.

Tip This smart Sony Handycam MTS Converter Mac also allows you to tweak the video, audio settings. Just click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony HDR-CX900 videos to iMovie on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can smoothly open the converted files in iMovie with smooth workflow.

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