Canon HF R400 to iMovie (Yosemite) - Editing MTS files from Cnon VIXIA HF R400 to iMovie 11/09/08

Have you found any tool that can easily fix all the issues of format incompatibility? Canon VIXIA AVCHD Converter for Mac is the best choice for you to convert Canon VIXIA HF R40/HF R42/HF R400 to AIC .mov for iMovie.

I have a Canon Vixia HF R400, which is wonderful to be taken to record full HD videos(AVCHD) when I’m travelling. Whereas, when I wanna edit those AVCHD MTS footage in iMovie 11 before sharing with my friends, I met problems: the iMovie handled with the 1080 60p files so slowly, and I couldn’t edit my videos smoothly.

I searched the Canon Vixia HF R400 and iMovie on Google, and found the other users are also facing the importing problems. Some guys suggest to use Canon Vixia HF R400 to record MP4 video to avoid the limitations of AVCHD v2 … so, iMovie 11 could support it. While, the videos with AVCHD has better quality, if you stick with the AVCHD(MTS/M2TS) files from Canon Vixia HF R400, you need to seek for another workaround.

Well, I’ve found out the alternative solution to fix the Canon Vixia AVCHD in iMovie issues including Canon Vixia HF R400, Vixia HF R40, Vixia HF R42, etc. If you are also the Canon VIXIA owner and had the similar trouble with iMovie, go through the article to check out the solution.

So how to import/load video clips from VIXIA HF R400 into iMovie 11 for editing smoothly with no problems? The reason behind that you can’t edit Canon AVCHD MTS files in iMovie is due to the format and codec. AVCHD MTS is a delivery codec rather than editing codec and the 1080 60p is a non-standard format for NLE. The best method to solve those problems is to transcode Canon .mts to iMovie most compatible format, Apple InterMediate Codec .mov with Brorsoft Mac MTS to iMovie Converter.

Overall, this MTS Converter comes with supports for a wide range of video editing software and media devices, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Final Cut Express. It helps you convert Sony as well as Panasonic, Canon AVCHD recording to any editable format like MPEG-2, DNxHD, ProRes, AIC. mov, etc as you need without any quality loss.

How to Convert Canon Vixia HF R400 60p AVCHD footages into iMovie 11 for editing perfectly

Step 1. Free download and run the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and import Canon AVCHD mts files to the program.

Tip: If you want to join the files together, please tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.

Step 2. Click “format” bar to choose the compatible output format for iMovie. Choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as the best format for iMovie.

Tip: You can tap the “Browse” button on the main interface to choose the place where you want to save your converted file on your Mac.

Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps for importing Canon Vixia HF R400 1080p MTS to iMovie with the best quality.

Step 4. Click convert button to start transcoding Canon Vixia HF R400 MTS to AIC .mov for iMovie 11 on Mac immediately.

When the Mac conversion finished, you can easily Canon Vixia HF R400 MTS files to iMovie for editing with the best quality. You’re done.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit Canon Vixia MTS clips in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format in the second step; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

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