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Import AVCHD clips from Canon Vixia HF G25 to iMovie/FCE 4

For Canon Vixia HF G25 user, to edit Canon AVCHD video in imovie or FCE, the best method is to convert Vixia HF G25 AVCHD MTS to AIC codec MOV format first, and then we can edit G25 videos in imovie freely.

“I am currently a user of FCE 4 and iMovie ‘09 (the latter which I mainly use for importing and organizing clips). I recently purchased a Vixia HF G25 so working within the AVCHD format and HD video in general is new to me, any suggestion will be appreciated.”

Brief Introduction for Canon Leagria HF G25

The Canon Legria HF G25 offers a high aperture f/1.8 lens as well as a Canon HD CMOS PRO image sensor, which according to Canon offers a 20% improvement in light sensitivity over its predecessor.

The new lens only offers 10x zoom but has a relatively wide 30.4mm wideangle end and it does include Canon’s latest optical image stabilisation technology which compensates for a number of different types of camera shake including walking, macro or high-zoom.

Other features include a directional microphone, 2 SDXC card slots, 32GB of internal memory and an electronic viewfinder for easier shooting in bright conditions.

• Canon HD Video Lens
• Canon’s advanced HD CMOS PRO sensor
• Full manual control
• Optical Intelligent IS
• Audio Scene Select
• 8.8cm touch screen LCD
• Instant AF; Face Detection
• Protective lens hood
• 32GB internal memory
• 2x SDXC slots

The article is about how to solve the incompatible problems and help you to copy Canon LEGRIA G25 1080p MTS files to iMovie/FCE on Mac. In fact, the best way is to transcode AVCHD to AIC before importing video to iMovie/FCE on Mac OS X. Then please find a professional mac mts converter to do the conversion. I have been using the UFUSoft HD Conveter for Mac as the top AVCHD to AIC Converter to reformat my Canon Legria HF G25 AVCHD files. It not only can fastly accomplish the converting task, but also can bring the best video settings for perfectly editing with iMovie and FCE 4.

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AVCHD to FCE/iMovie AIC Converter

Step 1. Run the software I used and add .mts files into it from Canon Legria HF G25. If you want to batch convert MTS clips, please check “Merge into one”.

Step 2. We have known the best editing format is AIC for FCE/iMovie, so we’d better choose the “Apple Intermediate Code(AIC)(*.mov)” from “iMovie and Final Cut Express…” category as the best export.

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Step 3. If you want to change the video/audio settings to get a file as you want, you can tick “Settings” to freely selecting or editing. Here I advice you to set your video size as 1920*1080 and fame rate as 25fps if your resource file is 1080 50i/25p.

Step 4. After the above things are over, pls click “Convert” button to change AVCHD format. When the conversion procss ends, you can click “open” to find the file. Then you can freely put Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS video to iMovie 9 and FCE 4 for editing without any incompatble error.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted Canon Legria HF G25 MTS files in iMovie for further editing.

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Convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD video to AIC (*.MOV) for iMovie/FCE

Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder is the go-to solution when you’re ready to leave tape behind and step up to a file-based video workflow. Whether shooting 480i standard-definition or 1080i HD video, this sturdy performer will capture hours of high-quality images onto either removable media or a spacious 64GB internal hard drive. Composite, component, and HDMI ports give you a choice of video output, while the included shotgun microphone is accompanied by a stereo mini jack to attach a second external mic.

iMovie, Final Cut Express are known as the most popular video editing tools on Mac OS X. With the programs, you can make a home video or create your own movie project, which greatly enriched your digital life. Both iMovie and FCE supports most commonly-used video codecs, including DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and AIC. However, due to the wide range of media files, not all formats are compatible with iMovie ’09/11 or FCE. That’s why you can always see questions like “How do I import a Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD file into iMovie/FCE…” come up from time to time.

So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) Converter. With it, you can convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD MTS files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for editing with iMovie/FCE on Mac.

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Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony HXR-MC2000U MTS to AIC Codec (*.mov) for editing in iMovie/FCE.

Step 1. Download AVCHD files to Apple computer.
Connect your Sony HXR-MC2000U camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the AVCHD (*.MTS) files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the AVCHD MTS files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

AVCHD to FCE/iMovie AIC Converter

Step 2. Import AVCHD files to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony AVCHD to FCE/iMovie AIC Converter, and click the “Add” button to load AVCHD videos from Sony HXR-MC2000U cameras. You may also directly drag and drop the AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose iMovie/Final Cut Express – Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to iMovie/Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac AVCHD to FCE/iMovie Converter will convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD (*.mts) to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) MOV with high quality.

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Step 4. Convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD video to AIC (*.MOV) for iMovie/FCE
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac AVCHD to FCE/iMovie Converter will start the conversion from Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express.

After the conversion, you can easily import AIC to iMovie/FCE without rendering for editing.

Tips:
1. If you would like to edit Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD with Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert AVCHD to ProRes MOV, HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.

2. If you want to convert AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows AVCHD Video Converter.

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Make Sony XAVC Footages Wrking with iMovie/Final Cut Express on Mac

XAVC, the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released, XAVC uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits.[1][2] Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. The Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format.XAVC allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. XAVC is produced by two CineAlta cameras like Sony PMW-F55 and Sony PMW-F5, which are not the preferred formats by iMovie/FCE. Even you will have problem for transferring and logging these XAVC videos.

iMovie, Final Cut Express are known as the most popular video editing tools on Mac OS X. With the programs, you can make a home video or create your own movie project, which greatly enriched your digital life. Both iMovie and FCE supports most commonly-used video codecs, including DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and AIC. However, due to the wide range of media files, not all formats are compatible with iMovie ’09/11 or FCE. That’s why you can always see questions like “How do I import a XAVC file into iMovie/FCE…” come up from time to time.

So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac XAVC to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) Converter. With it, you can convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for editing with iMovie/FCE on Mac.

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Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to AIC Codec (*.mov) for editing in iMovie/FCE.

Step 1. Download XAVC files to Apple computer.
Connect your Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the XAVC files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

XAVC to FCE/iMovie AIC Converter

Step 2. Import XAVC files to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony XAVC to FCE/iMovie AIC Converter, and click the “Add” button to load XAVC videos from Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 cameras. You may also directly drag and drop the XAVC video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose iMovie/Final Cut Express – Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to iMovie/Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac XAVC to FCE/iMovie Converter will convert XAVC to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) MOV with high quality.

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Step 4. Convert XAVC video to AIC (*.MOV) for iMovie/FCE
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC to FCE/iMovie Converter will start the conversion from Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC to AIC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express.

After the conversion, you can easily import AIC to iMovie/FCE without rendering for editing.

Tips:
1. If you would like to edit Sony XAVC with Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert XAVC to ProRes MOV, HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.

2. If you want to convert XAVC to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows XAVC Video Converter.

2. This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac supports Sony PMW-F55/Sony PMW-F5 XAVC cameras.

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