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Transfer Canon VIXIA HF M & HF R series AVCHD files to iMovie for editing

Canon Vixia Series Camcorders store the recordings in highly-compressed and high definition AVCHD video format with .mts or .m2ts file extension. For its high quality, Canon Vixia AVCHD camcorders, especially the HF M and HF R series are popular; however, AVCHD is hard to edit and there is rarely video editing software for Mac can support Canon Vixia AVCHD video on Mac OS X perfectly.

Most of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders record videos in AVCHD MTS files that cannot be directly supported by iMovie; even the iMovie’11 still does less compatibility with AVCHD than claimed. So for Mac users, how to import and edit Canon VIXIA HF series video on Mac? The best solution is to transcode Canon VIXIA HF video to iMovie supported video formats AIC .mov.

Still feel frustrated with distorted video or no audio after transferring the .mts files to iMovie program? Canon VIXIA MTS Converter for Mac can easily fix all the issues of format incompatibility, for it allows you to convert Canon VIXIA HF M, HF R AVCHD videos to iMovie-friendly formats AIC MOV on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion 10.8 supported). The programs can be applicable for various models as list below:

Canon VIXIA HF M series: HF M30, HF M31, HF M300, M52, M50, HF M500, HF M41, HF M40, HF M400

Canon VIXIA HF R series: HF R10, HF R11, HF R100, HF R32, HF R30, HF R300, HF R21, HF R200

Tutorial on converting Canon VIXIA HF M & HF R series AVCHD files to iMovie on Mac OS X

Step 1: Free download, install and run the Mac Canon VIXIA AVCHD Converter to load your AVCHD footage from Canon VIXIA HF M or HF R camcorders to the program.

  (Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 2: Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the best output format for iMovie 9/10/11.

Step 3: Tap "settings" icon to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is optimal.

Step 4: Hit the “Convert” button to begin the conversion from Canon VIXIA AVCHD to MOV on Mac OS X.

After Canon Vixia HF AVCHD Mac conversion finished, you can click “open” to find the output file. Afterwards, you can transfer Canon VIXIA HF M & HF R video to iMovie for editing at ease.

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