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Part One: How to encode Canon HF G10 AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 compatible format on Mac?
Question: Best Solution for AVCHD Editing?
I have a Canon Vixia HF G10 camcorder, which creates .mts video files (AVCHD format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264). My goal is to convert these .mts files to .mov files so that I can edit my Canon G10 footage with iMovie 8.
Answer: iMovie 8 doesn’t support AVCHD folder import directly, only iMovie 11 support the AVCHD structure(but I find “iMovie 11 still does not support many AVCHD (.mts) files” on forums), you need to convert AVCHD to iMovie 8 compatible format, AIC is the recommended codec, you can download a free trail of Pavtube AVCHD to iMovie Converter for Mac, use it to convert AVCHD to AIC codec, there should be no problem to edit it in iMovie after conversion.
You can see that iMoive is compatible with some AVCHD camcorders.
The problem is with these camcorders you can shot in 1080i 50/60 or 1080p50/60 mode, the 1080p 50/60 AVCHD video will not be supported in iMovie.
Step 1: Import Canon VIXIA HF G10 1080p AVCHD footages to the top AVCHD to iMovie Converter on Mac.
Connect Canon VIXIA HF G10 to your Mac and luanch the Pavtube Mac AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 Converter.
Click “” menu, choose “Add Video” to locate the M2TS/MTS files you want to add. Or if you have put your recordings to HDD, you can directly drag & drop AVCHD MTS/M2TS files from Canon HF G10 camcorder to the program. After that, you should double click files to see whether they can be previewed normally. Since the AVCHD to iMovie Mac app supports batch conversion, you can add more than one AVCHD file for converting. In addition, you are allowed to combine your files into one by checking “Merge into One File”.
Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie 8/9/11.
Click “Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the best output format for import AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac.
Step 3: Customize the settings as you need.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will be led to the “Profile Settings”, on which page you can customize the codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Convert Canon HF G10 AVCHD to AIC MOV on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8.
Please click “Convert” to transcode VIXIA HF G10 1080p AVCHD to AIC for iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac. You can get the estimated time and video size in the “Conversion” interface.
After the AVCHD to AIC MOV conversion with the top AVCHD to iMovie Converter, click “Open” button to get the generated AIC MOV files, you can edit Canon HF G10 1080p AVCHD MTS files in iMovie 8/9/11 easily and effortlessly.
Import converted Canon HF G10 AVCHD MTS files to iMovie 8/9/11
Open up iMovie, and follow File > Import > Movies… to load the converted Canon HF G10 AVCHD MTS videos to iMovie then click “import”.
Tip: The top AVCHD to iMovie Converter for Mac can also help you convert AVCHD recordings to ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, MOV(AVC) for FCP, FCP X, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. You can link to Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac and get more info about it.
Part Two: How to burn Canon HF G10 AVCHD to DVD on Mac with 50% Coupon at Pavtube 2012 Halloween
1. Please download and install Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac for importing Canon HF G10 1080p MTS files to the software.
2.Click the import button to load your Canon HF G10 footages, you can click “Add title” button to add more titles.
3.Switch to Menu pane. Double-click a DVD menu beneath the Menu Template to apply it to your DVD. You can customize the background video/image, background music, text, title thumbnail and more for your DVD menu.
4.Click the “Burn” button to start burn Canon HF G10 AVCHD to DVD on Mac with 50% OFF at Pavtube 2012 Halloween Promotion. You can choose to burn Canon HF G10 1080p AVCHD MTS to DVD disc, or save Canon HF G10 AVCHD video as ISO file, or Generate videos to DVD Folder.
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