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How to convert Canon HF G20 MTS videos with minimal quality

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:17 am

Summary: Encountered problems when importing Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD mts clips in iMovie 08/09/'11 for further editing, if so, just follow this article to find the best solution here.

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True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new Canon VIXIA HF G20. You will also find that exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24 Mbps Recording, which offers the highest bit rate in AVCHD. The VIXIA HF G20 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen. However, something turns to be frustrated, iMovie can’t support 1080/60p .mts which is not a standard format.

The easy workaround to import and edit Canon Vixia HF G20 videos in iMovie is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to iMovie preferred editing format. Brorsoft Canon AVCHD Converter Mac comes out to achieve your goal smoothly. This Mac Canon Video converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts Canon MTS files to editable format for using in iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Canon Vixia HF G20 MTS to iMovie.

How to Convert Canon Vixia HF G20 60p AVCHD to iMovie

Step 1: After launching the Canon MTS Converter on Mac, load your AVCHD footage to it from your Camcorder.

If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to join several MTS videos to one file.

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Step 2: Click "format" to open the output format drop-up list to select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format for Mac iMovie.

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Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.

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Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Canon HF G20 AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie.

Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the Canon HF G20 60p AVCHD footage into iMovie to create your own masterpieces.

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Re: How to convert Canon HF G20 MTS videos with minimal qual

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:33 am

Summary: Facing issues when importing and editing Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro X? Get the best Mac MTS to ProRes Converter to achieve your goal smoothly.

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When you got Canon Vixia HF G20, a high-quality capturing camcorder, you may feel like shooting video with it. It’s wonderful for us to use this excellent camera to record beautiful landscapes and record exciting moments. After recording, you may need to import Canon Vixia HF G20 footage to FCP X for editing, but Canon Vixia HF G20 recorded AVCHD video is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X and FCE, iMovie on Mac. Final Cut software doesn’t supports AVCHD well- it takes much time to render.

As far as we know, the problems mainly lie in that Final Cut Pro, (FCP 6/7 and FCP X) cannot support the native AVCHD footages from Canon Vixia HF G20. What’s the best solution to ingest Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD files to FCP X for editing without any problem? Since FCP native format is ProRes, so the best way to get the work done is to convert Canon HF G20 MTS to ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac OS X and then you can log and transfer the AVCHD clips into FCP X for smoothly editing. The below is a brief guide for beginners.

How to transcode Canon Vixia HF G20 MTS to edit in Final Cut Pro X (FCP X)

Step 1. Download Brorsoft Canon Vixia MTS Converter Mac. This professional Mac AVCHD Converter can help you convert Canon G20 AVCHD to FCP Apple ProRes 422 MOV format effortlessly without quality loose. Besides, more output formats like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc are also supported.

Step 2. Click “Add Video” to load the .mts files from Canon Vixia HF G20 Camcorder to the Mac Converter.

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Step 3. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). Well, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), etc are all the proper choice for you.

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Tip: You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for later easy editing in Final Cut Pro.

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Step 4. Click Edit button and you can deinterlace Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080i AVCHD for Final Cut Pro via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

Step 5. Finally click Convert button to start the Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion for Final Cut Pro X with the top AVCHD to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X. After converting, you can import Canon MTS files to Final Cut Pro X as well as FCP 6/7 for editing as you want.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips” or “FCE, FCP, iMovie Column” to get your solutions.

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