[Help] Converting Canon VIXIA HF R40/R42/R400 60p AVCHD to AIC for iMovie editing
HF R40, HF R42 and HF R400 are new camcorders from Canon VIXIA HF R series. They all can record 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files. If you have got one of them and want to directly import and edit its 60p MTS videos with iMovie, you won't see nothing in iMovie window. Because iMovie doesn't support 1080 60p nonstandard format at all.
To successfully get Canon VIXIA HF R40/HF R42/HF R400 60p MTS files to iMovie 8/9/11 for further editing, what should we do? The best solution is to transcode AVCHD to a Mac most compatible format. As we all know iMovie's best format is Apple Intermediate Codec, so the best way is to convert AVCHD to AIC for iMovie users.
Then you need to find a tool can easily fix all the issues of format incompatibility. Here I highly recommend Brorsoft MTS to iMovie Converter for you to do the fast conversion. With it, you also can get the best settings for editing and playing our HD videos. Besides, it can also help you to convert the MTS files from Canon VIXIA HF to MP4, AVI, 3GP, MPEG-4, etc, so that you can easily play these videos on your Mac computer and import these MTS/M2TS files to iTunes, iDVD, FCP, FCE etc for editing. Below are the conversion steps for you.
Step 1, you need to copy your Canon VIXIA video to Mac and launch the recommended MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, then you can click "Add File" to upload your AVCHD MTS files on Mac.
Step 2, click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the best output format for iMovie 9/10/11.
Step 3, tap "settings" icon to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is optimal.
[size="4"]Hope to edit TS files in iMovie ? Use the TS to iMovie Converter, which helps to convert TS file to AIC MOV for further editing in iMovie 11/10/09/08.
Do you have the habit of sharing movies with your family or friends? Have you ever tried to share some special movies? You know that you can make your movies differently by editing them on iMovie. You may say that some movies, like TS files, are not recognizable on iMovie. Don't let that format issue stop you from showing your creativity.
""I used a Hauppauge HVR and it generated a bunch of giant video files.
I tried to open them in iMovie 11 and it won't recognize them. The extension hauppauge uses is ".ts" (transport stream) which is an mpeg-2 encoded TS. I've research almost everywhere but not succeed to find my answer, so though might worth posting my question on this forum as well, hopefully somebody could help!"
In order to fix the problem, you can convert TS to a iMovie (Final Cut Express included) compatible format like AIC MOV. The article is a step by step guide, showing you how to convert TS to iMovie on Mac (Yosemite, El Capitan included). And in order to keep the excellent quality of the files, it employs a professional TS to iMovie Video Converter for Mac to be the assistant. Moreover, this Mac program has preset for iMovie:
Step 1: Download, install the top TS converter on your Mac. Click Add to import the TS recordings to the program for converting. Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several .ts files together.
Step 2: You can directly choose the preset- iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie which has been supplied by the converter. The Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, add effects, etc.
Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: Click convert button to start encoding TS to AIC .mov for working with iMovie on Mac.
After the conversion, click the "Open" button to get the output files and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted TS video into iMovie; prepare for editing.
With this professional TS to iMovie converter, you not only can easily encode TS files to iMovie for editing, this software can also convert your source TS, MXF, MTS, AVI, MKV, VOB, FLV, MPG, etc files to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Elements and more NLEs with the best results.