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Mar 19

Working with Canon HF G25 MTS (AVCHD) footage on FCE 4/iMovie

In case that you encountered import issues while handling Canon LEGRIA HF G25 AVCHD 1080i MTS clips with iMovie or FCE 4, you can consider converting these AVCHD content to a format that is best suited for iMovie/FCE 4, such as AIC MOV.

Canon LEGRIA HF G25 Review

As well as this new entry level range Canon is also introducing the latest version of its enthusiast/prosumer level G series range. 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

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We all know that the recordings’ format of Canon LEGRIA HF G25 is the AVCHD which delivers stunning picture quality. Vixia camcorders recorded video format is AVCHD MTS, and this format is also used in Canon XA10 and other popular high-end camcorders. However, if you want to deinterlace and edit Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS 1080i in iMovie 9 or FCE 4, you will meet some problems. MTS format is not easy to use as it’s not well supported by many editing software, especially on Mac. Currently neither iMovie 9 nor FCE 4 supports the original MTS footages from HF G25, that’s why you cannot import Canon AVCHD MTS files to FCE/iMovie.

The common practice for MTS workflow with FCE/iMovie is, get a Mac AVCHD Converter for iMovie/FCE and transcode Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS footage to AIC(Apple Intermediate Codec), the well-acknowledged optimal editing format for iMovie 9 and FCE 4. By converting .MTS files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) you save both time and trouble, as AIC video will be processed by FCE4 and iMovie naturally without rendering, and all you need is drag and drop the result video for prompt editing.

Here we recommend you to choose a top Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to transfer these AVCHD recordings for iMovie 9 or FCE 4 editing.

First, Free Download the Mac Canon MTS Converter for iMovie/FCE. This software can convert Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS video to iMovie, FCE compatible formats or other common formats.

Step 1. Install and Run the professional Mac Canon AVCHD to MOV Converter, add .mts files into it from Canon HF G25. If you want to batch convert MTS clips, please check “Merge into one”.

Step 2. Click “Format” column to choose the output format for iMovie. Click and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)“, it’s the best format for iMovie – to import Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS to iMovie or FCE.

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. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon LEGRIA HF G25 AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV. Once finished, click “Open” button to get the generated AIC MOV files for using in iMovie 9 or FCE 4 without any rendering or compatibility issue.

So the first problem you have to solve is to deinterlace/transcode Canon LEGRIA HF G25 AVCHD to AIC the most compatible codec which is specially designed for editing in iMovie 9 or FCE 4.

Canon camcorders are very excellent in the multimedia market, Canon has released so many camcorder product lines, Vixia series is one of the most successful products.

Canon Vixia camcorders include Vixia HF M300, HF M500, HF S10, HF S100, HF G10, etc.

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