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Canon XA25 Workflow with iMovie-Convert MTS to iMovie AIC

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:50 am

Summary: Follow this tutorial to learn the best workflow for importing and editing Canon XA25 MTS files with iMovie by converting the video files to iMovie most compatible format AIC .mov.


It’s glad to hear the new Canon XA25 with a better user experience. It’s the bigger brother to the excellent XA20.The camcorder features both MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs at up to 1080/60p resolution for virtually blur-free, high-quality capture of fast-moving subjects. Awesome camera. Well, what caused me disappointed is the Canon XA25 importing issues with iMovie. There are more than more problems occurred slow rendering, program crashed, can’t recognize the camera…

Since AVCHD MTS is not an ideal editing format for iMovie, we’d better transcode Canon XA25 MTS footage into iMovie most compatible AIC .mov video. Luckily, our testing confirms that Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac successfully converts Canon XA25 MTS footage with the optimal outputs Apple InterMediate Codec .mov, Apple ProRes .mov, DNxHD .mov, etc. This means that files from the Canon XA25 can be converted and transcoded, edited in applications iMovie, Avid, Adobe, and Final Cut Pro easily without any issue. Unlike other applications, this video convert app does this without time consuming, quality-sapping transcodes - conversion is quick, lossless, and easy.

Guide: Using Canon XA25 AVCHD to iMovie

Step 1: Install and launch this Canon XA25 Video Converter Mac on your computer. Transfer your Canon footages to the converter.

Tip: If you want, you can merge several video clips together by ticking “Merge into one” box.


Step 2: Click the “Format” to select output format. Choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format.


Step 3: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for iMovie: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).

Step 4: Click convert button on the main interface to start transcoding Canon XA25 mts to an editable format for iMovie editing on Mac.

After the conversion finished , you can click “open” to find the output file, then you can import converted files into iMovie 8/9/11 f or editing easily without any issues.

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Re: Canon XA25 Workflow with iMovie-Convert MTS to iMovie AI

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:02 am

[size="4"]Summary: Is there anyway we can injest MXF Files shot on canon C500 into Final Cut Pro X? Brorsoft has an excellent step by step guide to importing C500 footage in Adobe Premiere CS6, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 and Avid Media Composer 6. Today, here I would like to share the Canon C500 and Final Cut Pro editing workflowwith everyone here!

Firstly! Ten Things You Might Not Know About The Canon C500[/size]

1. The C500 uses an identical sensor to that which is found in the C300

2. Low light noise handling and performance is the same as that of the C300

3. In order to shoot 4K RAW 120fps Canon have implemented what they call 4K Half where the only half the vertical resolution is recorded and the rest is interpolated.

4. There is no RAW recording in 2K mode on the C500.

5. One single 3G HD-SDI port is needed for RAW recording up to 60fps, if you want to go to 120 you'll need to connect the second 3G HD-SDI

6. Although the C500 does not ship with a side grip as the C300 does, there is a remote socket to plug a cabled version in so it should be possible to purchase one at a later date to use as a cabled remote.

7. The C500 sensor has a native iso of 640 and provides 12 stops of dynamic range as the C300 does.

8. When recording external RAW footage to a recorder (Canon has worked with 6 major recorder companies in the development phase) you can also record a proxy MPEG2 file to the on board CF cards for dailies and proxy editing.

9. The EOS-1D C really doesn't have a 25p mode in 4k. That was not a typo in the original press release and a Canon employee that I spoke to said there were currently no plans to add this feature.

10. The EOS-1D C's motion JPEG codec is recording at 500Mbps to the CF card when shooting 4K. At full HD it is approximately 90Mbps.

[size="4"]C500 2K Shooting mode specifications. In 2K mode and 12-bit 4:4:4 signal is available up to 60fps. If you wish to go up to 120fps this drops to a 10-bit 4:2:2 signal There is NO RAW recording in 2K mode.

C500 4K Shooting mode specifications. In 4K mode a RAW 10-bit signal is available up to 60fps. If you wish to go up to 120fps an important piece of information was revealed in that the camera will only record a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels, what they are calling 4K Half , and the remaining information is interpolated from those pixels. Much like what Sony is doing on the new FS700 for their larger frame rates.

Well, Currently the editing program I use is Final Cut Pro 7, and my brother is using the Fianl Cut Pro 6 for editing, we are planning to buy Canon C500 this year, but FCP only can surpport Apple ProRes well .So how to make Canon MXF video clips editable on FCP?[/size]

Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is professionalized in converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series camcorders…to formats compatible with your video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid, Adobe and more.

[size="5"]Here! Follow our tips to make video editing with C500 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X/7 go as smoothly as possible.[/size]

1. Import source MXF files from the C500 to the program.
For loading source files to MXF Converter for Mac, you can click the “File” menu, and select “Add Video” to import source video.


2. Choose supported video format
Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.


3. Set Advanced audio/video Settings
Click “Settings” icon to adjust video and audio parameters including video codec, video size, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc.


Tip: If the preset formats do not meet you needs, you can customize a format by yourself, and click “Save As” button to save your settings as a new format. When you'd like to use the new created format at next run, just click the format bar and find it in "Custom" group.

4. Convert Canon C500 MXF Videos to FCP editing format on Mac
After every thing necessary was selected, please click the “Convert” button to start MXF video conversion on Mac OS X.

The Conversion window will pop up, which displays task list and progress information including Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size. After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated videos. Subtitle: Add plug-in SRT, ASS, SSA subtitle to videos.


Get the solutions for Panasonic/Canon/Sony MTS to FCP, iMovie, FCE importing and editing issues, please link to Brorsoft MTS Colum.

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