Transcode Canon XA10 1080i AVCHD to MOV Compatible with iMoive 8/9/11 on Mac

Canon XA10 HD Professional Camcorder is a fully featured, ultra-compact pro video camera that shares nearly all the functionality of the XF100, but in an even smaller, run-and-gun form factor. Sporting a 64GB internal flash drive and two SDXC-compatible card slots, the XA10 can record literally for days without running out of memory. Able to capture AVCHD video at bitrates up to 24Mbps, the camcorder’s native 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor also lets you choose 60i, 24p, PF30, and PF24 frame rates for customizing the look of your footage. Bringing further professional oomph to that footage is a Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, with lowlight sensitivity and a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 30.4mm-304mm.

Are you currently preparing to edit your AVCHD recordings from Canon XA10 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 XA10 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 XA10 AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 with almost no loss of video and tone quality.

Step 1. Load Canon XA10 MTS/M2TS files to UFUSoft Mac AVCHD Converter

Download, install and run the Mac Canon XA10 AVCHD Converter to load your AVCHD footage from Canon XA10 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 XA10 AVCHD to iMovie compatible MOV with H.264 as video codec in HD 1920×1080.

Step 3. Customize Canon XA10 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 XA10 MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11 conversion

Click “Convert” button; this top Canon XA10 1080i AVCHD to iMovie Converter will start transcoding Canon XA10 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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