How to import videos from Canon Vixia HF S10 to iMovie

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How to import videos from Canon Vixia HF S10 to iMovie

Postby vivian68 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:43 am

How to import videos from Canon Vixia HF S10 to iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac

Summary: Tricks for converting Canon Vixia HF S10 AVCHD MTS to iMovie native format so that you can smoothly import and edit the Canon Vixia HF S10 AVCHD MTS files in iMovie without problems.

As a flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, the Canon Vixia HF S10 packs excellent video quality and performance; nicely designed interface; fast battery charging. The model can helps you record 1,920x1,080 60i video using an AVCHD codec in MTS format. If you have recorded some full hd videos with the Vixia HF S10, you may want to edit the videos before sharing with others. But, you may encounter problems when you want to import Canon Vixia HF S10 AVCHD footages to iMovie. It takes long time to render, and you can't edit the Canon MTS files smoothly in iMovie.


Since MTS format is not well compatible with iMovie, what's the best solution for editing Canon Vixia HF S10 MTS videos in iMovie smoothly? what's the best format for iMovie? Well, the best method here is to convert Vixia HF S10 AVCHD MTS files to iMovie compatible videos, for instance, the Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV format(AIC format is best for use in iMovie on Mac platform). Below, I will throw a quick guide up on how to transcode Canon Vixia AVCHD MTS to AIC for iMovie. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.

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Guide- Convert/Import Canon Vixia HF S10 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 S10 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 S10 AVCHD MTS footages in iMovie under Mac without problems.

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