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!