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Transcode Canon Vixia HF S30 to iMovie'11 for editing without quality loss


    The Canon Vixia HF S30 is a great camera for a first time videographer who wants to share hunts with friends and family, or for that person in need of a second angle camera. Its exceptional low light capability and 10x zoom ensure you can get great shots in those crunch time twilight hours. The HF S30’s large 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD screen and easy to navigate menus make for easy use right out of the box allowing you to spend more time in the woods and less time reading manuals.

    The Vixia HF S30 uses the full AVCHD format for 1920 x 1080p high definition recording. It supports 24Mbps recording, the highest bit-rate available in the AVCHD video format. The HF S30 features a 1/2.6-inch, 8-megapixelCMOS image sensor.
    There is a "Smart Auto" mode to automatically select one of 38 scene modes to optimize your video exposure. You can also snap 8-megapixel still photos with the S30.

    If you are a Canon vixia User, have you met such problem as the below user before ?

    I have a Canon Vixia HF S30 which shoots video in .mts format. I also downloaded the latest version (9.0.4) of iMovie 11 but was unable to import the files from my camcorder to my macbook or to iMovie. Extremely frustrated and do not know what to do? Thanks in advance for your help!

    We have get various feedback from our customer that they also can not import the videos from Canon Vixia camcorder easily. To be frankly, iMovie 08/09, including the latest version iMovie 11 still can not support the import of AVCHD (.mts) files from a number of camcorders and cameras well. Then how to solve this kind of problem? Here we recommend you the best Canon Vixia HF S30 MTS Converter which helps you to transcode clips from Canon Vixia HF S30 to iMovie 08/09, even iMovie'11 for editing without quality loss.

    Preparation for the conversion related to Canon Vixia HF S30 1080i AVCHD to iMovie 08/09/11
    1. Software: the best Canon Vixia HF S30 to iMovie Converter(Free download trial version)
    2. System requirement: Mac OS X 10.5 or above

    Below is a guide step by step for you:

    Step 1: Install and run the 1080i MTS Converter for Mac you have found.
    Transfer your Canon Vixia HF S30 footages to the converter. If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips from Canon Vixia HF S30 by ticking “Merge into one” box.
    Tip: You also can click the "Browse" on the main interface to decide which place you want to store your converted files on your Mac.

    Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)"

    Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better (If the original recordings are 1080 50p, pls set 25fps)
    1. Before conversion, you can choose the effect Deinterlace 1080i files: Click Edit and select "deinterlacing" in the Effect.
    2. If you want to edit your files before conversion, you can click the button to trim, crop, add watermark and so on.

    Step 4: Click convert button to start converting Canon Vixia HF S30 1080i MTS to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X.

    Once the Canon Vixia HF S30 1080i AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11 conversion is done, you will be able to get the output files for iMovie 08/09/11 via clicking on “Open” button on the main interface of the software effortlessly. Now you can you can easily import/load Vixia HF S30 merged and deinterlaced AIC MOV to iMovie 08/09/11 for editing without any trouble. Afterward, you can freely share your home movie with your friends and families.

    1. This MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac can also help you to convert MTS files to any other playable and editable format like Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, Avid DNxHD, etc for QucikTime player, FCP, FCE, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas. If you want to learn more about it, please link to Brorsoft MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac.
    2. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.

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