Canon AVCHD iMovie-Export Canon VIXIA AVCHD clips to iMovie
Summary:If you got problems when importing Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS to iMovie on Mac Mountain Lion, just read this article, you will find the best solutions, and you also will know how to burn footages from iMovie to DVD.
"The file I'm trying to import is AVCHD from my Canon VIXIA camcorder. I can copy it to my computer (without Imedia) as a quicktime file and view it in quicktime-but I cannot import it to iMovie. Can you help me?”
Canon VIXIA camcorders are popular in the recording market, the Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video; Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide the ultimate in color and imaging performance; Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card; users can choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications.
Maybe you have used Canon VIXIA camcorders and recorded many AVCHD videos, and maybe got problems when importing AVCHD to iMovie, the problem is caused by the video codec of AVCHD recorded by Canon VIXIA camcorders. The AVCHD video format is not supported by iMovie, iMovie best supported video format is Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV format, you can follow the steps below to know how to transcode Canon VIXIA MTS/M2TS to iMovie AIC MOV format, and htne you can load Canon VIXIA AVCHD video files into imvoie for editing on Mac smoothly.
Steps to follow: transcode Canon VIXIA AVCHD to iMovie AIC
1. Download Pavtube AVCHD Converter for iMovie. This software can convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD video to iMovie or other common formats.
2. Install and run this AVCHD Converter for iMovie. Import the files you want to convert.
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 editing Canon VIXIA AVCHD in iMovie 8/9/11.
4. You can click "Settings" button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate.
5. Click "Convert" button to start.
The Canon VIXIA AVCHD Converter for iMovie will convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD to AIC MOV to for iMovie quickly.
Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files for importing to iMovie for editing on the go.
Tips: If you have no idea about iMovie file transfer, you can check out the post How to import Projects, Video Files to iMovie to learn more.
In addition, You can also follow the steps below to burn mov video from iMovie to DVD disc on Mac.
How to Free Burn iMovie MOV videos to DVD on Mac?
Now Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac adds support for iMovie files burning, it can burn single file or folder structure videos, you can burn iMovie MOV to DVD in few steps, just follow it:
Step 1. Install DVD Creator for Mac, connect your DVD Writer and insert a blank DVD. Add your videos into the DVD Creator for Mac
Step 2. Edit movie clip and customize your DVD menu. You can edit your videos with trim, crop, watermark, effect settings, audio replacing settings features.
Step 3. Preview Created DVD-Video and click burn button to start burning mov video from iMovie to DVD on Mac(Mountain Lion 10.8 included).
For detail steps, you can take this article Free Burn videos to DVD on Mac as example.
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