How to import Canon C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD MTS to iMovie/FCE?

Summary: Having ‘unrecognized format’ issue while importing Canon EOS C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD (.mts) files to Apple iMovie or Final Cut Express? If so, you may wish to read this post. It explains how to convert C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD footage to .mov format, so that you can edit them on Mac smoothly.

Canon’s second-generation EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera is being positioned as an affordable solution for video and film production, featuring dual codec capability to process simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 recording, including 59.94P capture along with slow and fast motion recording.

Most consumers are happy with the EOS C100 Mark II for its new design and performance upgrades, but for some reason people may run into unexpected incompatibility issues while editing C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD footage on Mac through iMovie or FCE. That’s because iMovie and FCE are pretty picky about the video they use, and they cannot handle 60p AVCHD files well. If you want to bring in 60p MTS clips that you’ve shot using a Canon EOS C100 Mark II, you need to first convert them to a format that is full compatible with iMovie/FCE on your Mac, like Apple’s InterMediate Codec .mov. That said, there are workarounds to get C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD (.mts) video files into iMovie and FCE.

How to transcode Canon EOS C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD footage to AIC .MOV for iMovie and FCE?

If you attempt to transcode 60p C100 Mark II MTS video to AIC for using with iMovie/FCE, we would recommend Video Converter for Mac. It features optimal format presets for Mac NLEs, including iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid, DaVinci Resolve, etc. and enables users to custom video and audio settings like frame rate, bit rate, resolution, sample rate and audio channel at will.

Download a demo of Video Converter for Mac
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Follow these steps:
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Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon C100 Mark II Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie and FCE
For the purpose of converting Canon C100 Mark II 60p AVCHD for use in iMovie or FCE, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
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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 C100 Mark II AVCHD to MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie or FCE with optimum performance.

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