Effortless Import Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to iMovie 11/10/09

The following will introduce a Brorsoft powerful AVCHD to iMovie Converter and provide a step by step guide on how to import Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 with almost no loss of video and tone quality.

Q:How can I "Import" Canon HF G20 .MTS (AVCHD) files without loosing "quality"?
"Hello all,

We just had a baby and I am recording several Gigs of data a day. I have a Canon Vixia HF G20 camcorder that records in AVCHD format (.MTS files).

When I try to "import" the MTS movies using iMovie, I have two issues:

1- There seems to be visible degradation in quality when files are converted from .MTS to .mov

2- The file sizes grow by almost 5X or more when Imovie converts a file from .mts to .mov

Is there any solution to my issue?

Is there a way for me to archive home movies wiithout compromising video quality and file size?

By Google search, I seen some posts related to this topic, but no definitive answer/solution on the subject. Here I will provide a solution on “How to effortless import Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to iMovie for Editing on Mac OS X”.

To make it possible, Brorsoft Canon VIXIA MTS Converter for Mac becomes a must, this tool can easily fix all the issues of format incompatibility, with it, you can convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 AVCHD videos to iMovie-friendly formats AIC MOV on Mac OS X(El Capitan supported) at ease.

Download MTS to iMovie Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to convert and import Canon HF G20 MTS/M2TS file to iMovie

1. Add MTS to the converter

Plug the camcorder to the computer after lunching the software and the program will automatically detect and display them for you to select. In case the .mts or .m2ts files are already on the computer, you can drag and drop them in the main interface, or click Add button to import them.

Tip: If you want to merge several MTS clips from Canon HF G20 into a long video, just check Merge into one file box.

2. Choose iMovie compatible format

Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov). It's the best format for editing M2TS/M2TS in iMovie 8/9/11.

3. Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

4. Start to convert MTS/M2TS clips to iMovie

Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon Vixia HF G20 MTS/M2TS to AIC .mov for importing to iMovie on Mac.

After the conversion is finished, just run iMovie program and import the generated .mov files. You will find the output video work on iMovie 8/9/11 perfectly.

Additional Tips:

Besides iMovie, this MTS/M2TS to iMovie converter can also help you transcode Canon HF G20 AVCHD videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6, FCE, Avid Media Composer 4/56/7, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4, Adobe After Effects and more NELs. Just choose a proper format in the second step.

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