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Mac Impoting Canon Vixia M300 AVCHD recordings to iMovie/FCE

Summary: The article is about how to solve the incompatible problems and help you to handle Canon VIXIA HF M300 1080p MTS files with iMovie/FCE on Mac. 
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Canon VIXIA HF M300 Flash Memory Camcorder records directly to an SD memory card slot and is ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight – it’s a brilliant blend of capability and convenience. Canon’s advanced imaging technologies, including a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens and 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, help to deliver high definition video and 3.3 megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Sophisticated features such as Smart Auto “reads” the visual components of the scene you’re shooting and chooses the best settings. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 2.7″ Touch Panel LCD. And to complete the entertainment picture, 5.1-Channel Surround Sound ensures your audio is every bit as impressive as your video. 

Since AVCHD MTS format is not well compatible with iMovie/FCE, what’s the best solution for editing Canon Vixia HF M300 videos in iMovie/FCE smoothly? The common practice for MTS workflow with FCE/iMovie is, get a Mac AVCHD to iMovie/FCE Converter and transcode VIXIA HF M300 MTS footage to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), the well-acknowledged optimal editing format for iMovie and FCE. It not only can fastly accomplish the converting task, but also can bring the best video settings for perfectly editing with iMovie and FCE. 

Step 1. Free Download Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac-A Top Canon AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac to transfer Canon Vixia HF M300 AVCHD recordings for iMovie or FCE editing. 

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Step 2. Keep your Canon Vixia HF M300 on and connect it to Mac, your camcorder will show as a hard drive on desktop which means your mac recognized it now. Launch this Canon MTS to AIC Converter

Click top left icon “Add videos” to load individual mts files, or try the second one “Add from folder” to load the entire folder. 

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Step 3. You can find many presets in “Format” drop-down list. Choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as the output video format. 
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Step 4. Click “Settings”, you can find some other settings such as Size, Bitrate, Frame Rate and son on. The video quality is corresponding to bitrate, the higher bitrate you choose the better video quality you will get. You can check the file size easily here. 

Step 5. Start converting Canon Vixia HF M300 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie/FCE .

Click the red convert icon at right bottom and start convert Canon Vixia HF M300 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE. You can check Shut down computer after conversion if you are doing a batch conversion and do not want to wait on the front of computer. 

Wait for some time, now you get the converted videos for importing/editing in iMovie/FCE

More details can be found here: Canon Column | MTS Column

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