Transfer Canon Vixia camcorder M2TS video to Mac, iMovie, FCP, Final Cut Express for editing
Have a lot of Canon Vixia camcorder videos but plan to play or edit Canon Vixia M2TS video on Mac OS X? In this article, we will mainly introduce a perfect solution for transferring Canon Vixia M2TS video footage to Mac, then editing Canon Vixia video in iMovie, FCP, etc.
Canon Vixia camcorder always uses AVCHD format, which utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression and has two file extensions .mts or .m2ts. When you finish photography, the first thing you should do is transfer the Canon Camcorder MTS video to Mac for backup or playback. Follow the tips to easily backup your shooting.
1: Turn on your camcorder and make sure your camcorder is set to the right mode to import videos or photos.
2: Connect camcorder to Mac with USB cable(a 6 pin or 4 pin cable), insert smaller four-pin end of the FireWire cable into the the FireWire port of the camcorder and the the larger six pin end, and insert it into the FireWire port of your Mac.
3: Your Mac will automatically launch iMovie, So you can review your video or select "Import All", and make sure your camcorder is set to "Automatic".
Notes: Not all the models of Canon Vixia camcorder can be recognized by iMovie. Some of them are partially supported with Video stabilization limitations or jittery playback. Anyway, there is a professional program designed for Canon Vixia camcorder users to transfer or edit Canon Vixia M2TS video in a safe and efficient way.
Mac Canon Vixia Video Converter is assuredly the easiest and quickest way for Canon camcorder owner to transcode HD M2TS or MTS video to Mac-compatible formats like MOV, MPEG4, etc. Meanwhile, it has various optimized presets for editing applications like Final Cut Express, FCP or iMovie; portable devices like iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Classic, iTouch, BlackBerry, Zune, Creative Zen, iRiver, etc.
Three steps on how to transfer or convert Canon Vixia video to Mac, iMovie or FCP, etc
Step 1: Download the Mac Canon Vixia video conversion program, then connect Canon Vixia camcorder to Mac. Click "Add File" to load .mts or .m2ts shootings into the application.
Step 2: Choose the output video format in the drop-up list of "Profile". If you intend to edit the recorded clips in iMovie, select iMovie video->iMovie MPEG-4 H.264 video format as the target format.
Step 3: Hit "Start" to begin the Canon Vixia to iMovie conversion.
In addition, the Canon Vixia Video Converter for Mac also provides rich options such as Canon Vixia video trimming, Canon shooting cropping, Canon Vixia video effect, snapshot favorite picture and so forth. Know more about editing features of Mac HD camcorder video editor.