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Get Canon C100 AVCHD clips to edit in Windows Movie Maker

October 30 2012

In the first article from the website, I have shared the FAQs about Canon C100 1080i and FCP X for Mac users. In the post we will talk about the way to get Canon C100 full HD clips to edit with Movie Maker. Why? I received am email from a Windows user yesterday. The user is a student. He want to edit the 1080p MTS files from Canon C100 with Movie Maker on his Vista computer. But the Movie Maker does not surpport the MTS format. He want to know is there a simple method to make the .mts/.m2ts editble for Windows Movie Maker. Are you facing the same question? If so, please go on viewing the article, you will get a easy way to solve the trouble.

As we know that, Windows Movie Maker is a free video editor, it only surpports to import several video formats(.asf, .avi, .wmv). If you want to successfully ingest the Canon C100 video to the editor for further editing, you have to convert video to a compatible format. It means that you have to use a MTS Converter to do the conversion. Here I strongly to suggest you to download and insatll the powerful brorsoft MTS to Movie Maker Converter on your computer. With it, you can fastly transcode MTS to AVI or WMV native format for editing with Windows Movie Maker. Besides, it support NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP(ATI Stream) acceleration to convert MTS at 5-6x faster speed. The most important is that the converted video quality is perfect for playing and editing.

Below is the easy guide on how to use the best MTS Convert Software to complete the fast MTS to AVI/WMV conversion. You can follow it to have a try. Have a good time!

1) Connect Canon C100 or insert SD card into the computer. Open the MTS Converter and add MTS files to it.

Tip: If you have several files and want to play converted videos without interruption, you can tick the "Merge into one" icon.

2) Click "Format" bar and move your mouse to "HD Video" category, in the drop down menu, you will find the "WMV HD(*.wmv)" and "AVI HD Video(*.avi)" vide formats. Choose one as you like.

3) If necessary, you can click "Settings" to adjust the video and audio parameters to get a better playback.

4) When the above things are ready, you can click "Convert" button to start transcoding MTS to WMV/AVI for Movie Maker.

5) As soon as the fast Canon EOS C100 AVCHD/MTS/M2TS conversion completes, you can click "Open" to get the converted video file. And then you can directly drag and drop or transfer it to Windows Movie Maker for freely editing.
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Deinterlace Canon C100 1080i MTS recordings for FCP 7 on Mac

October 22 2012

Canon EOS C100 is a new Cinema Camcorder who brings true cinema quality to independent event videographers and video production organizations. It is also the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family, bringing together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility in a smaller, lighter body. It features the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor of the C300.

The new entry level Cinema EOS camera records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows. Operability and customization make the EOS C100 an ideal camera for one-person operation while providing expanded professional capabilities such as HDMI output with embedded Time Code, support for external recorders, remote operation, and complete manual control over both video and audio recording.

However there is no perfect thing in the word. From Googling, I found users have some questions about the cam in forums. Here I am glad to help you solve your doubts.


1. I want to backup the clips from C100 to my PC for sharing with my family, who can tell me what codec or format does the EOS C100 record?

A: The camera uses the MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 compression codec and shoots AVCHD (.MTS/.M2TS) footages. If you try to restore the recodings to your computer for playing, you'd better convert the video to WMV or MOV.

2. Hi, guys. I am using the Canon new camera C100. I tried to get the recorded MTS movies to Mac for editing with FCP 7, but the I got the incompatible information. Why?

A: It is a pity that the EOS C100 does not surpport 720p recordings. It only captures 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 file at 60i. By default, the output video file is 1080 60i .mts. FCP's surpported file is MOV instead of MTS.

In fact, 1080i is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, in the domains of high-definition television and high-definition video. The term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, a spatial resolution of 1920 × 1080 (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. If you plan to ingest the 1080i MTS fiels to Final Cut Pro for editing, you'd better use a plugin or converter to deinterlace and convert it to a compatible format on Mac OS X.

As I far as I know, the Log and Transfer can import and transcode 1080i MTS to Apple ProRes for editing with FCP, but the converted video quality is bad. Then I went to google and found the a MTS Converter who used for converting to lossless quality video and audio. With the app, we can deinterlace 1080i to 1080p and encode MTS to ProRes 422 keeping original video and qudio qaulity on Mac OS X. Now, I will share the easy steps with you.

Guide: Deinterlace and reformat 1080/60i MTS clips for Final Cut Pro 7

STEP 1: Launch the professional Mac MTS to FCP Converter and load the 1080i files to it.

STEP 2: Choose "Apple ProRes 422(HQ)(*.mov)" as the best output files from "Format > Final Cut Pro" menu.

Tip: If you want to get to a smaller file, you’d better choose ProRes 422(LT)(*.mov).

STEP 3. Click "Edit" to deinterlace 1080i MTS files for FCP.

STEP 4. Click on the Convert button in the lower right corner to start the AVCHD to FCP conversion.

After the fast conversion process, you are able to get the converted file by clicking "Open". Now, the video file form Canon C100 is comfortable and editable for FCP 7, you can share the movie with your family or smoothly ingest to FCP for further editing on Mac OS X. Have a good time!
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