Couldn’t figure out a way to get iMovie recognizing Canon Vixia HF G30 60p mts video? Read on to find a solution to your problem. This post presents a way of converting Canon Vixia G30 60p AVCHD footage to AIC for use in iMovie fast and fluidly.
How can I import Canon Vixia HF G30 60p mts video to iMovie?
”Hi, there, I’ve captured a bundle of 1080-60p AVCHD .mts video files with a Canon HF G30 camera, which I want to edit with the iLife ’11 version of iMovie on my MacBook Pro. My issue is that, when I connected the G30 to my MBP via the USB cable, iMovie refused recognizing the camera as connected so I couldn’t import the 60p mts recordings. I also tried to import the 60p AVCHD footage from the SD card with entire folder structure, there’s a no-go. I asked Canon for help, but they couldn’t give me a solution. Does anyone have any idea on this? I really need help. Thanks in advance.”
If for some reason you wouldn’t figure out a direct way to get iMovie working with Canon G30 60p mts video, we do recommend transcoding the G30 60p AVCHD footage to Apple’s InterMediate Codec before importing. AIC is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well and therefore no incompatibility issues will occur. To process file conversion, we would recommend HD Video Converter, which comes with optimal AIC .mov profile for Apple iMovie and FCE.
How to convert Canon Vixia HF G30 60p mts files to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie editing?
To do this:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon G30 60p to iMovie Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
For the purpose of converting Canon Vixia HF G30 60p mts files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This format is suitable for use in iMovie and the discontinued Final Cut Express.
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: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon Vixia HF G30 60p AVCHD to MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie or FCE with optimum performance.
Tips: 60p AVCHD files are always HD content, so the conversion process may cost a little longer time. In this situation, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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