How to Import footage from Canon Vixia HF S100 to iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac
Summary: Here I just share an easy way for ingest/importing Canon Vixia HF S100 AVCHD MTS footages into iMovie for editing smoothly by converting MTS files to iMovie native format- the Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV format.
The Canon VIXIA HF S100 Camcorder delivers high definition technology with the ease of recording video directly onto a removable SDHC memory card. It can capture, record and output 1080/24p, 1080/30p, 1080/60i so that you get full HD from lens to screen. If you have recorded some full hd videos with the Vixia HF S100, you may want to edit the videos before sharing with others. But, you may encounter problems when you want to import the Vixia HF S100 AVCHD footages to iMovie. It takes long time to render, and you can't edit the Canon MTS files smoothly in iMovie.
In order to import and edit Canon VIXIA HF S100 MTS files in iMovie without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transfer the Vixia HF S100 AVCHD footages to iMovie native format, say, Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV format. The following passage guides you how to convert Canon VIXIA HF S100 MTS files footages to AIC MOV for iMovie. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.
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Guide- Convert/Ingest Canon Vixia HF S100 MTS files to iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac
Step 1. Free Download the mac Canon Vixia MTS Converter for iMovie, run and load your AVCHD recordings to the software.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon Vixia HF S100 AVCHD MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie under Mac OS.
Some more helpful features of the Mac Canon Video Converter for iMovie:
Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Canon Vixia HF S100 AVCHD MTS footages in iMovie under Mac without problems.
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