In order to edit Canon VIXIA HF M500 recordings in iMovie without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transcode Canon AVCHD MTS to iMovie native format, say, the Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV format(AIC format is best for use in iMovie on Mac platform). This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to convert Canon VIXIA HF M500 AVCHD MTS to AIC for iMovie.
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Transcode/Ingest Canon VIXIA HF M500 AVCHD MTS files into iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac
1. Free download the Canon Vixia HF M500 Video Converter for Mac, run and load your AVCHD recordings to the program. It’s an excellent Canon Vixia AVCHD converter which can help you convert Canon Vixia recorded files to Final Cut Pro (Apple ProRes), Final Cut Express (AIC), iMovie(AIC), etc.
2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).
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.
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How to convert JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD to ProRes MOV on Mac
Summary: Follow this article you will know how to convert JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD to ProRes MOV on Mac.
JVC Everio offers Full HD image quality throughout the lineup. So every new Everio is capable of recording 1920x1080 resolution AVCHD video. What's more, all new Everio models support 1080P output. Enjoy uncompromising picture quality on a TV that accepts 1080P input.
GS-TD1, the world's first consumer-grade camcorder to shoot two frames of Full HD in 3D mode, using a pair of parallel lenses and CMOS sensors. The GS-TD1 can record in either side-by-side AVCHD format or Full HD MP4 MVC 1920 x 1080/50i, an iteration of the MultiView codec used for 3D Blu-ray. It can also take 3D still images in .MPO format. Another famous 3D camcorder announced from JVC is GY-HMZ1U which records 3D by combing two lens and sensors into one small package which makes it easy to capture great images.
However, for Mac users, they will have some further work to deal with the 3D AVCHD footage. For example, import/edit the footage with Mac's common editing software FCP(X), it is essential to convert 3D AVCHD to a mac compatible format. The reason lies on the AVCHD video format is not supported well by FCP X. Many people explained that there are many problems when import JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD to FCP X. According to the test, the Apple ProRes format is compatible for editing on FCP X.
Pavtube 3D MTS Converter for Mac can help you transcode JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X editing, please follow the steps below.
Step 1. Drag and drop JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD files to Pavtube MTS Video Converter for Mac. Then the files will be listed on the file list tab, you can choose to check the properties of the video or preview it.
Step 2. Choose best output format for the JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD to ProRes MOV conversion.
Click the format bar, and there will be many output formats on the format list. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
Step 3. Convert JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD MTS/M2TS video footages to FCP X.
Click the "Convert" button and start convert JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X. Then you can edit JVC Everio GS-TD1/GY-HMZ1U 3D AVCHD videos on FCP X, FCE and iMovie as you want.
Lossless Join Canon Vixia R40 for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6
Summary:In this post, you will learn how to lossless Join Canon Vixia R40 for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, and then you can edit natively.
The Canon VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to an internal 8GB flash drive or to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It also supports Full HD still image capture and the camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for remote operation and live streaming. The HF R40 features a 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. It also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization.
The VIXIA HF R40 lets you record AVCHD or MP4 files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is minimized so even fast moving subjects are clearly recorded. 1080/60p recording also means that the still images you extract are high quality as well. The camera supports an improved bit rate of 28Mbps for AVCHD recording, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35Mbps.
How to transfer Canon HF R40 AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 for editing on Mac?
The best video codec and format supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac is:Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, or QuickTime MOV format.
So before importing Canon HF R40 AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4, you can use Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to transcode Canon HF R40 AVCHD to MOV for Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4, and then you can edit smoothly. Now please follow the steps below to know detail conversion steps.
1. Download and install Mac Canon Vixia MTS Converter. It's an excellent software which can convert Canon HF R40 AVCHD to MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac 10.8, more output formats are also supported, such as MOV, AVI, etc.
2. Import the Canon HF R40 AVCHD video you want to convert.
3. Click format column to choose the best video format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac. Click and choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV for output. You can also choose Adobe Premiere -> MOV for output.
4. You can customize output parameters as you want. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc according to your need; you can also keep the parameters as original.
This Canon AVCHD to Premiere Pro converter will help you convert videos with best quality, and then you can edit Canon HF R40 AVCHD in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac as you want with no codec problems.