AVCHD iMovie: How to import Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD to iMovie for Editing?

Canon VIXIA HF G30 Full HD Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080p Full HD video at 60 fps in either AVCHD or web-friendly MP4 format. It also supports Native 24p Progressive Mode recording, which will give your footage a more cinematic look. You can use built-in Cinema-Looks Filters to enhance that “film” look as well. The HF G30 is equipped with a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with an 8-Blade Circular Aperture for more professional-looking video and stills. The lens provides a 26.8 – 576mm (35mm equivalent) focal length and a manual focus ring that can easily be set to control the zoom instead. The camera also provides a 2.91MP Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for wide dynamic range and improved low-light performance.

Are you currently preparing to edit your AVCHD recordings from Canon VIXIA HF G30 with iMovie 8/9/11? If that’s the case, I am sorry to let you know iMovie does not compatible with AVCHD format very well. AVCHD is the HD standard for full-size consumer camcorders like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc. Using Mac, you may have known that iMovie claims to support most of the popular HD cam. But pratically speaking, importing Canon HF G30 AVCHD to iMovie might be tricky, due to the version of iMovie, your Mac processor (PowerPC- or older Intel-based Mac don’t support AVCHD editing) , and the model of camcorder.

In fact, it is dead easy to solve it! The following will introduce a powerful Canon AVCHD to iMovie Converter and provide a step by step guide on how to import Canon VIXIA HF G30 1080p AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 with almost no loss of video and tone quality.

Step 1. Load Canon HF G30 MTS/M2TS files to UFUSoft Mac AVCHD Converter

Download, install and run the Mac Canon AVCHD Converter to load your AVCHD footage from Canon VIXIA HF G30 camcorders to the program.

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Step 2. Choose iMovie compatible MOV format

Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV-QuickTime (*.mov) as output format. The Canon MTS converter will transcode Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD to iMovie compatible MOV with H.264 as video codec in HD 1920×1080.

Step 3. Customize Canon HF G30 AVCHD video Settings

You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is optimal.

Step 4. Start Canon VIXIA HF G30 MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11 conversion

Click “Convert” button; this top Canon HF G30 1080p AVCHD to iMovie Converter will start transcoding Canon VIXIA HF G30 AVCHD to MOV on Mac OS X immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files for importing to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing easily.

Tips for Canon AVCHD to iMovie conversion:
1. Joining files: Select all files and click“Merge” on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit —> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

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