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Put Canon Legria AVCHD clips to iMovie/FCP/Avid for editing

Canon’s LEGRIA range captures video with the stunning realism that your precious memories deserve.
Our LEGRIA camcorders let you create and share videos quickly. With built in Wi-Fi connectivity, you can share your videos easier than ever before.

Canon’s renowned HD CMOS PRO technology gives you superb low-light performance, whilst the Intelligent IS automatically selects the best optical image stabilizer to match the scene you’re shooting, ensuring steady, blur-free footage every time.

How classic the Canon Legria camcorders are?
When we developed the LEGRIA range, we made full use of our imaging expertise and technological knowhow. We've put years of experience into the LEGRIA range, and it shows in the precision engineering of the camcorders and the incredible quality of the output. The Full HD LEGRIA range captures stunning video that rivals your most vivid memories.
With a class leading HD CMOS PRO sensor, Wi-Fi connectivity, intelligent optical Image Stabilizer, and many other creative features, the LEGRIA camcorder is capable of astounding video performance, giving you exceptional quality without the compromise.

Power to share wirelessly
Power to capture detail
Power to keep steady
Power to hear
Creative Features: Story Creator/ Cinema-Look Filters/ Touch Decoration

Legria Range:
HF G10
Designed to match the creative passion of experienced videographers, the LEGRIA HF G10 features professional quality Canon components and extensive manual controls for exceptional Full HD movies.

HF M Series
Effortlessly create and share professional quality video with the Wi-Fi enabled LEGRIA HF M52 & HF M56. The entire M-series range features an HD CMOS PRO sensor to ensure superb images even in low light. The new for 2012 models feature Intelligent IS which combats camera shake automatically in any shooting situation.

HF R Series
The compact and lightweight models give you the freedom to share with the Wi-Fi enabled LEGRIA HF R36 & HF R38. The entire new for 2012 range allows you to get closer to the action in Full HD with the 51x Advanced zoom, whilst optical Intelligent IS ensures steady footage in every scenario.

Canon LEGRIA HF G10 Canon LEGRIA HF 200




Canon LEGRIA HF M506 Canon LEGRIA HF R306

Canon LEGRIA HF R205 Canon LEGRIA HF R206

"It's strange that I can not imput AVCHD videos from Canon LEGRIA HF 200 to FCP. What's going on earth? Anyone here can help me out? Thank you in advance."

" I want to convert footages from Canon LEGRIA HF M56 to iMovie, but unluckily I get an error from iMovie window. Is there anyone can solve the problem? Help plsease!"

You may be familiar with the camcorder's parameters since you owned for so long time including its resolution, audio, video and so on. Then it is not difficult for you to understand that the format of Canon Legria serial camcorder is AVCHD that can not be supported by FCP, iMovie, or Avid easily owing to various problem, such as different codec, lower computer configuration and so on. Regardless of the computer configuration or other reasons, the first and most important step for us is to make the AVCHD compatible with the FCP/iMovie/Avid. As we all know, the most compatible format for FCP/iMovie/Avid MC is Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) and Avid DNxHD.

So how to transcode the AVCHD files to Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD for FCP/iMovie/Avid MC without quality loss becomes the most important problem.

The convenient way for you is to find a superb third party program to convert these AVCHD videos from Canon Legria camcorder---Here we recommend you a wonderful Canon Legria camcorder AVCHD Converter on Mac.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Once you finished choosing a best converter for yourself, pls follow the simple guide below to transcode your videos for FCP/iMovie/Avid MC.

Step 1: Install and launch this Canon Legria MTS Converter for Mac on your Mac. Transfer your Canon Legria footages to the converter.
Tip: If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips together by ticking “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format.
For FCP: Click and choose Final Cut Pro-->Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format.

Tip: FCP 6 or ealier version only can support ProRes 422 or ProRes 422(HQ). FCP 7 or above can support Pro Res 422(LT), Pro Res 444Pro and Res 422(Proxy).

For iMovie: Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format

For Avid Media Composer: Click and choose Avid Media Composer-->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)

Step 3: Tap "settings" to choose or customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 25fps is better. (If the original recordings are 1080 60p, pls set 30fps)

Step 4: Click convert Arrow button on the mian interface to start transcoding Canon legria AVCHD to Apple ProRes/AIC/Avid on Mac.

After the conversion finished , you can click “open” to find the output file, then you can import converted files into FCP/iMovie/Avid MC for editing easily.

1. For your original 1080/60i footages, you need to deinterlace 1080/60i AVCHD footages to remove all these interlacing artifacts from videos via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.
2. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.
3. Double click the imputed file, you can preview your footages in the software window.


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