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Best way to put Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS footages to FCE 4 for editing

February 26 2013

Canon has released multiple camcorders recently. The LEGRIA HF G25 is one of them. It is designed to match the creative passion of video enthusiasts, we can use it to shoot full HD 1080p video. The HF G25 features a 30.4mm wide-angle f1.8 lens with a smooth, 10x optical zoom, and 8-blade iris for natural looking soft focus effects. Equiped with an advanced HD CMOS Pro sensor, the camera gives you exceptional low light performance and a wide dynamic range (more detail in the highlights and shadows).

After the 2013 CES, the camera has been popular for us with its only £849.00. Have you got one? Is G25 good enough for you? From googling, I found some users was dissatisfied with the recorded AVCHD format under Mac system. Because their .mts videos are unsuopported by some Mac softwares, like Final Cut Express 4. They tried to imput clip to FCe 4 with Log and Transfer, they couldn't see anything in L&T window.

As far as I know, AVCHD is a popular video format from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, ect cameras, it uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codecs and stores higher video quality. Almost Windows users can directly transfer and watch AVCHD recordings on their computers. But most Mac users can't do that. It needs a powerful Mac system to recognise and run the file format. Besides this, FCE is designed to edit AIC .mov format as well as iMovie, so may users can't ingest LEGRIA HF G25 MTS footage to FCE 4 for further editing.

The article is about how to solve the incompatible problems and help you to copy Canon LEGRIA G25 1080p MTS files to FCE 4. In fact, the best way is to transcode AVCHD to AIC before importing video to FCE 4 on Mac OS X. Then please find a professional Mac MTS Conveter to do the conversion. I have been using the top AVCHD to AIC Converter to reformat my AVCHD files. It not only can fastly accomplish the converting task, but also can bring the best video settings for perfectly editing with FCE4.



Step 1. Run the software I used and add .mts files into it from G25. If you want to batch convert MTS clips, please check "Merge into one".

Step 2. We have known the best editing format is AIC for FCE, so we'd better choose the "Apple Intermediate Code(AIC)(*.mov)” from “iMovie and Final Cut Ex…” category as the best export.

Step 3. If you want to change the video/audio settings to get a file as you want, you can tick “Settings” to freely selecting or editing. Here I advice you to set your video size as 1920*1080 and fame rate as 25fps if your resource file is 1080 50i/25p.



Step 4. After the above things are over, pls click “Convert” button to change AVCHD format. When the conversion procss ends, you can click "open" to find the file. Then you can freely put Canon LEGRIA HF G25 MTS video to FCE 4 for editing without any incompatble error.

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How to bring Canon LEGRIA HF R38 AVCHD into Windows Movie Maker

February 22 2013

Canon LEGRIA HF R38 sports a relatively small 1/4.85in CMOS with 3.28Mpixels, although only 2.07Mpixels are actually used for video or stills. The sensor size means the F1.8 lens can provide a pretty powerful 32x optical zoom, and thanks to the extra pixels this can be boosted to 51x in Advanced mode. This crops into the sensor, but doesn't result in the loss of resolution associated with a traditional digital zoom.

The professional camcorder recordeds AVCHD(MTS/M2TS) and MP4 videos. If you want to edit the recorded videos with Windows Movie Maker, you will can easily copy and edit MPEG-4 MP4, but you won't get any AVCHD clip to the video editing software. You should know that Windows Movie Maker doesn't support AVCHD codec, and as far as I know Windows company hasn't one free plugin to help you bring the file to it. So we won't directly take any .mts (or .m2ts) file into Movie Maker for editing. Then is there a way to help us to bring Canon LEGRIA HF R38 MTS/M2TS to it?

If you use the MTS Converter to recode AVCHD to a comfortable common codec or format (like MPEG-4, AVI, WMV), you'll easily transfer the footage to Movie Maker. Below is the guide on how to transcode MTS/M2TS to Windows Movie Maker video format.



Step 1. Connect Canon C100 or insert SD card into the computer. Run the MTS Converter and add MTS files to it from HF R38.

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

Step 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.

PS: You also can choose MPEG-4 MP4, AVI, WMV, MPG, ect, video formats from "Common Video".

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



Step 4. When the above things are ready, you can click "Convert" button to start converting HF R38 AVCHD for Windows Movie Maker.

As soon as the fast conversion completes, you can click "Open" to get the converted video file. And then you can directly drag and drop or get it to Movie Maker for freely editing.

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Canon Legria HF R48, R46 and R406 Specs and Video Recording Tips

February 19 2013

Canon Legria HF R48, R46 and R406 all have Full HD CMOS sensors, 7.5cm touchscreens and record in AVCHD(MTS/M2TS). What distinguishes them are the inclusion of Wi-Fi and the amount of storage they offer. The Canon Legria HF R48 includes 32GB of built in storage and has Wi-Fi built in, the HF R46 has Wi-Fi but only 8GB built in while the R406 doesn’t have Wi-FI and has no internal storage, with an SDXC slot instead to add your own storage.



Canon Legria HF R48 Specs
• Wi-Fi with MP4 support
• Optical Intelligent IS
• 53x Advanced zoom, Full HD CMOS
• Baby Mode
• Audio Scene Select
• Simultaneous recording of AVCHD and MP4
• DIGIC DV4 image processor
• High-res 7.5cm capacitive touch screen LCD
• 32GB internal storage


Canon Legria HF R46 Specs
• Wi-Fi with MP4 support
• Optical Intelligent IS
• 53x Advanced zoom, Full HD CMOS
• Baby Mode
• Audio Scene Select
• Simultaneous recording of AVCHD and MP4
• DIGIC DV4 image processor
• High-res 7.5cm capacitive touch screen LCD
• 8GB internal storage


Canon Legria HF R406 Specs
• Optical Intelligent IS
• 53x Advanced zoom, Full HD CMOS
• Baby Mode
• Audio Scene Select
• Superb quality AVCHD and MP4 recording
• DIGIC DV4 image processor
• High-res 7.5cm capacitive touch screen LCD
• Cinema-Look filters and touch decoration
• SDXC card slot

In fact, the three camcorders recorded formats are the same as the below:

Four AVCHD recording quality modes.
50P: 1920 x 1080, 28Mbps;
MXP 50i: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;
FXP 50i: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;
LP 50i: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Four MP4 quality recording modes
50p: 1920 x 1080, 35Mbps;
25p: 1920 x 1080, 24Mbps,
25p: 1920 x 1080, 17Mbps,
25p: 1280 x 720, 4Mbps

Video Recording Tips:

From above formats, we can know Canon Legria HF R48, R46 and R406 can 1920*1080@50fps AVCHD/MP4 videos. As we all know 1080 50p is not a standard format for playing, if not necessary, you'd better shoot clips with other formats. If you want to share your Legria videos with YouTube, you'd better record files in 720p or 1080/25p MP4 format. In additon, if you are a Mac user and the recorded videos are supported by your computer, the excellent all-in-one Video Converter for Mac will be your best choice.
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Perfect way to get Canon Legria HF R36 AVCHD to Avid Media Composer without quality loss

February 5 2013

Canon Legria HF R36 is a Full HD compact camcorder with a 1/4.85in CMOS sensor, 32x optical zoom, 51x intelligent zoom, a 3in colour touchscreen monitor and a whopping 8GB of internal storage space. That specification is already pretty good for a camcorder of this price, but Canon has gone even further by adding Wi-Fi connectivity, which means you can transfer recorded videos to your PC without a USB cable and stream videos to DLNA-enabled TVs and games consoles.

Avid Media Composer is an excellent vide editing software, if you plann to import files to it for further editing HD videos, you should make sure the files are supported by it. Though you can transfer HF R36 files to your computer without a usb, but its recorded AVCHD is not a native format for your Avid MC 5.0/5.5/6.0. It means that, you need a third party tool to help you import if you want to edit your recordings with Media Composer. In general, we can uses AMA pugin to do that, but the pugin often doesn't work well with your computer, so you need a perfect way to help you to get video to Avid MC.

Here we highly recommend you the best AVCHD to Avid MC Converter, which can help you convert Canon AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on Mac at super fast speed without quality loss. Besides, this Mac AVCHD Converter fully supports transcoding AVCHD footages from Canon Legria HF R306, HF R38, HF M506, HF M56, HF M52, etc. Below are the easy steps for you.

[/b]Step 1: Launch the recommended software and then click the adding button to import your MTS/M2TS files to it.

Step 2: Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for Avid Media Composer.

Step 3: Tap the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality.
Tips:
1) You'd better set the video frame rate as 25fps, video size as 1920*1080 and select the audio channels as 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in Avid Media Composer.
2) If you shot 1080/50i video by Canon HF R306, you need to deinterlace Canon 1080i AVCHD first in the Video Editor interface.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start the AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer conversion on Mac OS X with this professional AVCHD to DNxHD Converter for Mac.



When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can tap the Completed button and you can freely transfer Canon HF R306 AVCHD to Avid Media Composer for editing.
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