Canon VIXIA HF G30 and DaVinci Resolve – transcode G30 MTS to DNxHD

Summary: The Canon VIXIA HF G30 Full HD Camcorder is capable of recording video files in both MP4 and AVCHD format. As for AVCHD, it is not an ideal format for editing programs to handle, so people often have problems one or another when editing AVCHD files. If you have issues while importing or editing G30 MTS clips in DaVinci Resolve, this guide may give you some hint. It elaborates how to transcode Canon G30 AVCHD MTS to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve.

canon hf g30As the flagship of Canon’s VIXIA Series of consumer camcorders, the VIXIA HF G30 comes with numerous professional-quality features and the ability to shoot footage in MP4 up to 35 Mbps and AVCHD up to 28 Mbps – and even simultaneously with Dual Recording thanks to two high-capacity SDXC-compatible memory card slots. Unfortunately, the Full HD AVCHD files, especially those G30 1080/60p MTS clips, often cause troubles while editing them in NLEs like DaVinci Resove, FCP X, iMovie, Avid, and more. In this post, we are going to talk about how to make DaVinci Resolve recognize Canon G30 AVCHD MTS clips smoothly.

To make DaVinci Resolve recognize Canon G30 AVCHD MTS clips smoothly, you are suggested to convert Canon G30 MTS to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve using third party software like Video Converter.

The HD Video Converter, which works great as a Canon G30 AVCHD Converter is a converter program designed for transcoding HD media, including camera and camcorder videos files to whatever format you need with best video and audio synchronization. It supported camera brands include Canon, Sony, JVC, Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax, Red, Blackmagic, Sanyo, and so on. With this little tool, you are able to create editable files for NLEs like FCP X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid MC, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CS 6, Sony Vegas, etc. and export playable files for iOS devices, Android devices, HD Media Players, Game consoles and more.

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Canon VIXIA HF G30 and DaVinci Resolve – transcode G30 MTS to DNxHD

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter as a Canon G30 AVCHD Converter, then click ‘Add File’ icon to load Canon G30 AVCHD footage. You can load directly from your camcorder, or load from a card reader or from an achieved folder that contains your MTS media.

Step 2:Choose output format for DaVinci Resolve
From ‘Format’ bar, select ‘Avid Media Composer’ > ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format for DaVinci Resolve. This format is also optimal for use in Avid systems.

Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Advanced settings (for advanced users)
If you are an advanced user, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings like resolution, video codec, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start converting Canon HF G30 AVCHD to DNxHD that is well compatible with DaVinci Resolve.

Step 5: When the conversion process finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated DNxHD MOV files for using with Resolve.


1. The Canon G30 AVCHD Converter is capable of processing batch conversion, so you can input loads of your MTS clips into it to do format conversion at a time. If you don’t want to wait for the entire format shifting process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

2. If you would like to burn G30 AVCHD to a playable DVD disc, you may need a DVD Creator program.

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