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January 2012

Backup your Canon Vixia HF M2TS to Mac for palying and uploading

Have a lot of Canon Vixia camcorder videos but plan to play or edit Canon Vixia M2TS video on Mac OS X?

M2TS is a filename extension used for the Blu-ray Disc Audio-Video (BDAV) MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS) container file format. It is used for multiplexing audio, video and other streams. It is based on the MPEG-2 transport stream container. This container format is commonly used for high definition video on Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD.

You may have tried every way to import MTS/M2TS clips from you HD cam to iMovie or Final Cut Pro for editing, and you may also wanna import these cam files to your iPad/iPhone/iPod for playback but failed. These happened may due to the MTS files being raw, or the resolution of the MTS videos unsupported

In this article, we will mainly introduce a perfect solution for transferring Canon Vixia M2TS video footage to Mac, then editing Canon Vixia video in iMovie, FCP, etc.

Canon Vixia camcorder always uses AVCHD format, which utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression and has two file extensions .mts or .m2ts. When you finish photography, the first thing you should do is transfer the Canon Camcorder MTS video to Mac for backup or playback. Follow the tips to easily backup your shooting.

1: Turn on your camcorder and make sure your camcorder is set to the right mode to import videos or photos.

2: Connect camcorder to Mac with USB cable(a 6 pin or 4 pin cable), insert smaller four-pin end of the FireWire cable into the the FireWire port of the camcorder and the the larger six pin end, and insert it into the FireWire port of your Mac.

3: Your Mac will automatically launch iMovie, So you can review your video or select "Import All", and make sure your camcorder is set to "Automatic".

Notes: Not all the models of Canon Vixia camcorder can be recognized by iMovie. Some of them are partially supported with Video stabilization limitations or jittery playback. Anyway, there is a professional program designed for Canon Vixia camcorder users to transfer or edit Canon Vixia M2TS video in a safe and efficient way.

Mac Canon Vixia Video Converter is assuredly the easiest and quickest way for Canon camcorder owner to convert M2TS or MTS to Mac-compatible formats like MOV, MPEG4, etc. Meanwhile, it has various optimized presets for editing applications like Final Cut Express, FCP or iMovie; portable devices like iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Classic, iTouch, BlackBerry, Zune, Creative Zen, iRiver, etc.

Besides, Canon Vixia Video Converter for mac is also an easy HD video editor to edit HD video on Mac by cropping HD video to remove unwanted sides or area, trimming HD video length to capture clips from your HD video files, editing video effects such as brightness and contrast, applying special effects etc.

Por kodakvideoconverter - January 15th, 2012, 15:48, Category: General
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Has anyone used a Sony DCR-SX85 camcorder and got it to work with a Mac?

"Has anyone used a Sony DCR-SX85 camcorder and got it to work with a Mac?

Im getting a new camcorder to use for my school project. I'm thinking of getting the camcorder stated above as its available at my local BestBuy and I need a camcorder soon! Apple has this camcorder listed as working with Mac's, but I just want to make sure.

Has anyone gotten this camcorder and successfully imported video from it onto their Mac?

Does it import the video through a USB cable?"

From discussions apple

Another situation is the model you bought is absolutely the one listed in iMovie'11 support web site, but still has problem:

"Hello All, I am needing some help. I am a new mac user and for the life of me I cannot import movies from my Sony DCR-SR68 to my mac pro. I was assuming that imovie would help me, but it doesn't. Does anyone know what I should do?" From

We can find clearly what models are supported by iMovie'11 from its official site:

Models need "Select "Standard" or "Video" mode to use with iMovie '09"

Sony DCR-DVD650

Sony DCR-DVD650E

Sony DCR-DVD850

Sony DCR-DVD850E

Sony DCR-DVD908E

Models with "Video stabilization limitations"

Sony DCR-DVD508

Sony DCR-DVD505

Sony DCR-DVD508

Sony DCR-DVD505


Sony DCR-SR5

Sony DCR-SR47

Sony DCR-SR47E

Sony DCR-SR48

Sony DCR-SR15E

Sony DCR-SR20

Sony DCR-SR300

Sony DCR-SR300E

Models with " Pixelated or choppy preview or Video stabilization limitations "

Sony DCR-SR100

Sony DCR-SR100E

Sony DCR-SR200

All the above modes will meet some problem when importing to iMovie'11, if you're boring to find a useful way after search Google for hours but got nothing, you can try commercial ones to solve the problem directly. Sony DCR to iMovie Converter for Mac aimed at converting Sony DCR MPEG-2 to iMovie MOV format for iMovie'11, iMovie'09, iMovie'08. After converting finish then make sure import the converted file to iMovie'11, iMovie directly by go to the File drop down menu and click Import. Let HD camera videos to YouTube import Sony DCR MPEG to iMovie easily for any Sony DCR

Here is the easy guide on how to convert Sony DCR Video to iMovie'11 in a breeze:(Lion included)

Step1: Import Sony DCR video.

Hit "Add File" to input your Sony DCR file to the converter. More than one file is allowed to add at one time.

Step 2: Choose iMovie MOV.

Go to iMovie-> MOV

Step3: Convert Sony DCR movie to iMovie MOV.

Click "Start" button to convert Sony DCR Video to iMovie.

Por kodakvideoconverter - January 10th, 2012, 18:30, Category: General
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Burn Canon Legria FS to DVD on Mac without iDVD

"I have a jvc gr-dx97 and using the provided software ie image mixer ver1.7,i can transfer my images from my camcorder on to my computer,but am finding it hard to download it on to any kind of dvd disc,i can however put it on to a cd-r disc and play it on my house dvd player.however it is very poor quality,all the speech is out of sync and the picture is very jumpy.i am using my usb cable as well.ive been told that getting better software than the free image mixer ver 1.7 could help resolve this.any help would be greatly appreciated." from

The best way should be burn the DV format with Video Data MPEG2, Audio Data Dolby Digital 2-ch (AC-3 2ch to common DVD, then we can play it on standard DVD player and play as normal DVD files on Mac or PC.

Here Canon Legria FS to DVD Burner Mac Lion is strongly recommended for you, it is a powerful Camcorder MOD, MPEG-2 to DVD Burner which enables you burn Canon Legria FS, Canon HV DV, JVC GR DV to DVD for playing on standard DVD Player. What you need to do is just import the Legria FS files to the program, burn to DVD in three steps.

Plus, it's a all in-one DVD Creator to support import dv, wmv,3gp, mov, vob, mpg, asf, flv, avi, rm, rmvb, mp4, mkv, mka, m4v, ac3, tod, mod formats.

Other modes it support as well as Canon Legria FS series:

Canon XH A1, Canon XLH1s, Canon XM2


Panasonic AG-DVC30E, Panasonic AG-DVC30P, Panasonic AG-DVX100BE, Panasonic AG-DVX100BP

Here is the easy guide on burn Canon Legria FS to DVD Mac : (Snow leopard, lion included)

Step 1: Free download FlipShare Video to DVD Burner. import FlipShare video to program or directly import the Flip video from camera to program.

Step 2: Choose DVD-5 (4.7G) or DVD-9 (8.5G) as the output according your DVD disk specs.

Step 3: before burn to DVD disk, if you want the DVD disk looks more perfect, you can use Customize Menu edit function.

1. Choose a template. There offer Cartoon Series, Life Series, Nature Series three series.

2. After chose a template, click the template you chose to enter the "Advanced" edit interface. Here you are allowed to edit the DVD Background, Menu Title (DVD Name), Button Style and Frame (Video decoration Frame).

Step 4: Begin burn Canon Legria FS MPEG-2 to DVD Mac.

Press the "Burn" Button to jump out the following window to choose ISO files or DVD.

If choose DVD, please insert a New Blank DVD to PC DVD Drive and click "Apply" button, then the DVD burning start, after a short time, you will see the Prompt Dialog Box to show the Burning ended.

If choose ISO file, the original video files will be burn to ISO file and save in your Hard Drive of PC.

DVD Aspect Ratio: For widescreen it is 16:9, for the standard TV it 4:3.

Por kodakvideoconverter - January 2nd, 2012, 13:46, Category: General
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