Canon Vixia camcorder converter for mac convert Canon Vixia video to iMovie

Feb 24


Hongyan He

Hongyan He

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Mac Canon Vixia Converter converts video from Canon Vixia, helps Mac users import Canon Vixia video to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express for further editing.


Canon VIXIA series camcorder is a large family of popular Canon HD camcorders. It at least contains following models:

Canon VIXIA HF M31,Canon Vixia camcorder converter for mac convert Canon Vixia video to iMovie Articles Canon VIXIA HF S11, Canon VIXIA HF M40, Canon VIXIA HF M32, Canon VIXIA HF R11, Canon VIXIA HF G10, Canon VIXIA HF M30, Canon VIXIA HF R100, Canon VIXIA HF S30, Canon VIXIA HF M300, Canon VIXIA HF R10, Canon VIXIA HF R21, Canon VIXIA HF 200, Canon VIXIA HF 21, Canon VIXIA HF R200, Canon VIXIA HF 20, Canon VIXIA HF 11, Canon VIXIA HF R20, Canon VIXIA HF S100, Canon VIXIA HF 100, Canon VIXIA HF M41, Canon VIXIA HF S10, Canon VIXIA HF 10, Canon VIXIA HF M400, Canon VIXIA HF S21, Canon VIXIA HV 30, Canon VIXIA HF S200, Canon VIXIA HV 40, Canon VIXIA HF S20

Canon Vixia lines are among the finest camcorders around, but sometimes it makes you scratching your head when you try to import the video and edit it in iMovie, it’s because some of the Vixia models capture movies in h.264 format, a wonderful codec for watching, but not so good for editing, the compression method used by h.264 requires immense processing power that makes it nearly impossible for editing in iMovie.

iMovie can not even read Cannon Vixia clips. Because videos from AVCHD Camcorder such as Cannon Vixia are AVCHD format with .m2ts or .mts extension, which is not welcomed by Mac software iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express.

How to edit AVCHD video from Canon Vixia in editing software iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express? The effective way to backup footage to iMovie/FCP/FCE from Canon Vixia handycam is converting AVCHD to iMovie before import footages from Canon Vixia to iMovie/FCP/FCE.

Canon Vixia Camcorder to Mac is assuredly the easiest and quickest way for Canon camcorder owner to transcode HD M2TS or MTS video to Mac-compatible formats like MOV, MPEG4, etc. Meanwhile, it has various optimized presets for editing applications like Final Cut Express, FCP or iMovie; portable devices like iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Classic, iTouch, BlackBerry, Zune, Creative Zen, iRiver, etc.

Steps to convert Canon AVCHD to iMovie with program Mac Canon Vixia Camcorder Converter are as follow.

Step1 Download the Mac Canon Vixia video conversion program, then connect Canon Vixia camcorder to Mac. Click "Add File" to load .mts or .m2ts shootings into the application.

Step2 Choose the output video format in the drop-up list of "Profile". If you intend to edit the recorded clips in iMovie, select iMovie video->iMovie MPEG-4 H.264 video format as the target format.

Step3 Hit "Start" to begin the Canon Vixia to iMovie conversion.