How to edit AVCHD files taken with Canon LEGRIA camcorder on Mac?

How to make AVCHD files captured by Canon LEGRIA HD Camcorders editable on Mac within iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro (X) and Avid Media Composer? The Canon LEGRIA AVCHD Converter for Mac will makes it possible.

Whether you want to shoot precious memories or are looking to bring your video creativity to the next level, you’ will find the best suited camcorder in Canon’s LEGRIA range. LEGRIA HD Camcorders focus on three kinds of clients – for families and special occasions (LEGRIA HF R506 and LEGRIA HF R56), for video enthusiasts (LEGRIA HF G30 and LEGRIA HF G25) and for creative (LEGRIA mini X and LEGRIA mini).

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Besides LEGRIA mini (it only records footage in MP4 format), all the other camcorders in LEGRIA range let you quickly and easily create superb Full HD movies in AVCHD format. If you intend to edit these 1080p AVCHD files taken with Canon LEGRIA camcorder on a Mac computer, you may get into trouble, because NLEs like iMovie, FCE, FCP, and Avid does less compatibility with AVCHD than claimed. In such a case, you are suggested to transcode LEGRIA AVCHD files to a format that is compatible with your editing program on Mac. That’s where a Canon Legria AVCHD Converter for Mac comes in. For example, you can convert Legria AVCHD to AIC for iMovie and FCE, transcode Canon Legria AVCHD to Apple ProRes for Final Cut, and rewrap Legria AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.

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This Mac app makes it possible for you to convert AVCHD shootings captured by Canon LEGRIA HF R506, LEGRIA HF R56, LEGRIA HF G30, LEGRIA HF G25, and LEGRIA mini X to whatever format you need, so that you can easily play, edit or share these AVCHD clips. More than that, it comes with bonus feature to help users handle camera recordings in other formats, such as AVI, MOV, MP4, MXF and more.

Transcode Canon Legria AVCHD on Mac for iMovie, FCE, FCP & Avid

Step1: Install the Mac Canon Legria AVCHD Converter. Run it as the best AVCHD Converter on Mac platform. Click ‘Add File’ icon to import source files from your camcorder or a card reader or an achieved folder that contains your Legria AVCHD files.

Step 2: Select output format for FCP, iMovie, FCE, or Avid MC
1) Choose output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X
From the Format bar, navigate to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format.

2) Choose output format for iMovie and FCE:
From the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue. The AIC is the most friendly editing codec for iMovie and FCE.

3) Choose output format for Avid MC
From the Format bar, select ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output file from ‘Avid Media Composer’ column. The DNxHD is the best suited editing codec for Avid Media Composer.

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: Adjust video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: When ready, hit the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Canon Legria AVCHD clips on Mac for editing within iMovie, FCP, FCE or Avid MC. If you don’t want to wait around in front of the computer for the transcoding process, you can check ‘‘Shut down computer after conversion’, and go away to do other things.

Step 5: As soon as the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the exported files for editing use with your Mac NLE applications.

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