Summary: Encountered problems when importing Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD mts clips in iMovie 08/09/'11 for further editing, if so, just follow this article to find the best solution here.
True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new Canon VIXIA HF G20. You will also find that exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24 Mbps Recording, which offers the highest bit rate in AVCHD. The VIXIA HF G20 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen. However, something turns to be frustrated, iMovie can’t support 1080/60p .mts which is not a standard format.
The easy workaround to import and edit Canon Vixia HF G20 videos in iMovie is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to iMovie preferred editing format. Brorsoft Canon AVCHD Converter Mac comes out to achieve your goal smoothly. This Mac Canon Video converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts Canon MTS files to editable format for using in iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Canon Vixia HF G20 MTS to iMovie.
How to Convert Canon Vixia HF G20 60p AVCHD to iMovie
Step 1: After launching the Canon MTS Converter on Mac, load your AVCHD footage to it from your Camcorder.
If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to join several MTS videos to one file.
Step 2: Click "format" to open the output format drop-up list to select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format for Mac iMovie.
Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Canon HF G20 AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie.
Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the Canon HF G20 60p AVCHD footage into iMovie to create your own masterpieces.