MTS files into iMovie: Load Canon HF G25 .mts files to iMovie '09 or FCE 4
Summary: In case that you encountered import issues while handling Canon LEGRIA HF G25 AVCHD 1080i MTS clips with iMovie or FCE 4, you can consider converting these AVCHD content to a format that is best suited for iMovie/FCE 4, such as AIC MOV.
We all know that the recordings' format of Canon LEGRIA HF G25 is the AVCHD which delivers stunning picture quality. Vixia camcorders recorded video format is AVCHD MTS, and this format is also used in Canon XA10 and other popular high-end camcorders. However, if you want to deinterlace and edit Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS 1080i in iMovie/FCE 4, you will meet some problems. MTS format is not easy to use as it's not well supported by many editing software, especially on Mac. Currently neither iMovie 9 nor FCE 4 supports the original MTS footages from HF G25, that's why you cannot import Canon AVCHD MTS files to FCE/iMovie.
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The common practice for MTS workflow with FCE/iMovie is, get a Mac AVCHD to iMovie/FCE Converter and transcode LEGRIA HF G25 MTS footage to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), the well-acknowledged optimal editing format for iMovie 9 and FCE 4. By converting .MTS files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) you save both time and trouble, as AIC video will be processed by FCE4 and iMovie naturally without rendering, and all you need is drag and drop the result video for prompt editing.
Here we recommend you Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac - A Top Canon AVCHD to AIC MOV Converter for Mac to transfer Canon HF G25 AVCHD recordings for iMovie 9 or FCE 4 editing.
Step 1. Free Download Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac. This software can convert Panasonic GH3 AVCHD MTS video to iMovie, FCE compatible formats or other common formats.
Step 2. Install and run this Mac Canon AVCHD to AIC MOV Converter. This professional Canon MTS to Mac Converter can help you convert Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS files to rich formats for use on Mac.
Step 3. Click format column to choose the output format for iMovie. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)", it's the best format for iMovie - to import Canon HF G25 MTS clips to iMovie or FCE.
Step 4. You can click "settings" button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate.
Step 5. Click convert button to start converting Canon HF G25 MTS footage to AIC MOV.
After the Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS to AIC converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie 9 or FCE 4 to import the converted files and edit Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS in iMovie 9 and FCE 4 without any rendering or compatibility issue.
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