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Canon XA10 Mac Compatible format-Edit Canon XA10 AVCHD MTS with FCP, iMovie, FCE

October 21 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #canon xa10 to mac, #canon xa10 to fcp, #canon xa10 to imovie, #canon xa10 to fce, #canon xa10 mts to mov, #canon xa10 aic mov format, #canon xa10 apple prores final cut x, #canon xa10 final cut pro x, #canon xa10 to imovie mac converter

Summmary: Follow this tutorial to learn the Canon XA10 Workflow to FCP, iMovie, FCE by converting 1080p AVCHD MTS files to a Mac most compatible format.

The new ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder is designed for situations where mobility is critical while shooting. This feature-rich, professional model records Full HD 1080p using an AVCHD codec; however, the output videos in AVCHD(a highly compressed format) are rather difficult to handle. And the video editing software like iMovie, FCE, FCP can't support Canon XA10 MTS videos on Mac OS X perfectly.

Q1: How to import video from Canon XA10 to FCP (X)

“I have a ton of footage a client brought in that was shot on a Canon XA10 HD camcorder. They are .MTS files. I don't see any timecode on them. I need to get them into FCP X to edit with. Everything goes south when I try to import into FCP X, however. The software does not recognize the camera. If I pull out the SD card and try importing from there, the card will be immediately recognized on the desktop, but FCP X does not see it and will not import it.”

Q2: Canon XA10 Compatibility with iMovie

“I am wondering if iMovie supports Canon XA10? The xa10 isn't listed on the iMovie support list but the list hasn't been updated since early January. I've also heard that many cameras are not listed for whatever reason though they work in iMovie. So.. what's the chance of the xa10 working? Also, does AVCHD codec harder to work with on a Mac? I've its annoying to use...”

You may got know that the latest version of these Mac applications, Final Cut Pro, iMoive, Final Cut Express tends to support AVCHD videos, but we have to accept the truth that AVCHD, a highly compressed format is not ideal for editing. More than one problem has been occurred during the importing & editing process like the slow rendering, program crashed, can't recognize the camera...

In order to import and edit Canon XA10 MTS files in FCP/iMovie/FCE without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transfer the Canon XA10 AVCHD footages to FCP, or iMovie/FCE native format. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can help you achieve the goal smoothly. It can aid you to change AVCHD (*.MTS) files to standard Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7/X, Apple InterMediate Code(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD mov for Avid Media Composer without losing any quality. In fact, it's an all-in-one converter for fast transcoding, deinterlacing AVCHD MTS footage from Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Sony full HD camcorder/cameras on Mac OS X(Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks) that makes the MTS editing work much easier with Non-Linear System.

Transcoding Canon XA10 MTS recordings to FCP/iMovie/FCE

Step 1: Install and Launch the MTS Converter for FCP/iMovie on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.

Step 2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list.

You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format for Final Cut Pro.

And iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) is the best format for editing Canon XA10 MTS in iMovie 8/9/11 or FCE.

Step 3: For editing XA10 1080p AVCHD in Final Cut Pro, iMovie smoothly, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings.

Step 4: Click the Convert button on the main interface to start the Canon XA10 to FCP/iMovie/FCE conversion. Once the process is at 100%, then the converted video is ready for importing and editing on Mac OS X.

Tips on AVCHD Converter for FCP/iMovie:

1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" 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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DVD Shrink Subtitles - Ripping DVD with subtitles on Mac

October 15 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #rip dvd with subtitles, #rip dvd imprint subtitles, #rip a dvd including subtitles, #dvd rip with subtitles, #convert dvd with subtitles, #dvd ripper support subtitles, #ripping DVDs and subtitles, #rip dvd with forced subtitles

Summary: This article will show you how to rip DVD to AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV, etc. with right/wanted subtitles on Mac OS X so you can better enjoy your DVD movies.

DVDs are so familiar to us. Generally speaking, a commercial DVD disc has several subtitles. When ripping DVD movies, you may want to keep the right subtitles for foreign films so that you can better understand the movie. Then how to rip DVD with preferred subtitles on Mac? Here I will give you the step-by-step instruction, in my experience.

In order to rip DVD movies with the subtitles you prefer, a DVD ripper is needed. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac is highly recommended to help you convert your DVD movie to AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV, etc. with selected subtitles on Mac OS X(Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). In addition, the built-in video editor lets you personalize your DVD by trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, adjusting video effects, etc. Moreover, 150+ video presets for portable media players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PS Vita, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nook HD, etc. are provided for your choice. If you're using Windows, please turn to DVD Ripper, which lets you convert DVD with subtitles on Windows.

How to rip DVD movies with subtitles on Mac

1. Add DVD

Insert the DVD disc into your computer's DVD drive and click Load DVD to add the DVD files to the program. All loaded files will be displayed on the left item bar. As you can see, you can preview them on the right and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

2. Select subtitles you want

To select the subtitles you like, simply click Subtitle and select the one you prefer. If there is no subtitle in your original DVD, you can even insert plug-in SRT, SSA, ASS subtitles by clicking Edit > Subtleties.

Tip: By the way, if you want to rip the subtitles for part of a movie, in other word, you just want to have subtitles for the foreign language parts, you can just set Forced subtitles for each chapter.

Step 3. Choose an output format

Click Format and choose your desired format. As you can see, regular video formats like AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, MPG, MOV, etc. are provided. Meanwhile, lots of video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Toshiba Thrive, etc. are offered to let you get videos with the best settings to fit your device.

Step 4. Start ripping

At last, click Convert button to begin ripping your DVD movies on Mac with the subtitles you like. When the conversion finishes, click Open to locate the destination folder and just enjoy your movies!

Additional Tips:

If you are looking for a powerful package tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs on Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks and play on iPad, Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy S3/S4, Galaxy Tab 3, Nook HD, Transformer Prime, etc simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-one iMedia Converter Mac is the best solution for you.

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Canon G30 and Avid MC-How to load Canon Vixia HF G30 AVCHD to Avid Media Composer

October 10 2013 , Written by sophializhu Published on #convert hf g30, #canon g30 to imovie, #codecs mts from canon g30 to avid mc, #moviemaker canon vixia hf g30, #canon g30 transfer is going out of sync, #canon hf g30 connecting to avid mc, #connect canon g30 to avid media composer, #how to import canon g30 files to mac, #canon vixia hf g30 to avid mc

Summary: The easy workaround to get Avid Media Composer work with Canon Vixia HF G30 MTS files is to convert MTS to Avid DNxHD, which ensures best result when working with Media Composer 5/6/7.

Canon Vixia HF G30 is a new flagship G-series camcorder introduced by Canon, it is produced for advanced amateur videographers. The improvements include 1080/60p MP4 recording capabilities alongside the existing AVCHD Progressive option, along with a 2.5-inch OLED touchscreen and a Wi-Fi radio. Recording options provide control over color temperature, shutter speed and storage to dual SD cards.

Camcorder users who want to capture high quality, long length videos that look great on the big screen may take Canon Vixia HF G30 into consideration, it is built around enhanced features, some trickled down from the company’s professional products.

Although videographers can capture the superb recordings with the help of Canon Vixia HF G30, they still meet the problem while intending to import Canon HF G30 AVCHD to Avid for further editing.

In fact, 1080 60p AVCHD files are not so friendly with common editing tools, such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe as well as Avid. Then how the users can edit Canon Vixia HF G30 MTS in Avid smoothly? Professional editors should know that the most compatible video format for Avid editing is DNxHD MOV, so they find a technical converter to help them to finish the job previously.

Brorsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac recommended by many veteran editors is professional on transcoding AVCHD videos to the editable DNxHD MOV format for Avid on Mac OS X. More over, this converter is equipped with many output format , such as FCP, iMovie, Adobe and most popular portable devices.

Attention: If you are a PC user and willing to edit MTS videos in Avid or other windows editing tools, then Canon HF G30 AVCHD Converter Windows should be your first choice .

Free Download Brorsoft AVCHD Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide: Import Canon HF G30 AVCHD videos to Avid with DNxHD MOV

Step 1: Install and run Canon Converter on Mac. Drag and drop AVCHD videos to this software.

Step 2: Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid

Step 3: Tap convert button to start Canon HF G30 AVCHD to Avid conversion.

Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion .

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