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How to play and edit Canon VIXIA HF Series on Mac OS?

Mac compatibility with the Canon HF Series video
Suppose you are looking to buy a Canon HF R100 and you’ve heard a lot about how the video format needs to be converted from “mts” to a more common format such as MPEG-4. This doesn’t make sense to you because you’ve read the specifications on the Canon website, and the page says as following:

VIXIA HF R100:
High Definition
2.8W (LP Mode, LCD set to normal brightness)
NTSC
MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Actually when you plugged it into the computer, iPhoto opened and only the photos were imported. Then you closed iPhoto and looked into the file directory, the file extension was .mts

Most of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders record videos in AVCHD MTS files that cannot be directly play backed on Mac. So for Mac users, how to play and edit Canon VIXIA HF series video on Mac?

Use a useful toolkit to make Canon HF Series video compatible with Mac

In order to make Canon VIXIA HF Series highly compressed AVCHD MTS/M2TS video files to Mac accepted formats like MOV or MP4, it’s necessary to convert Canon VIXIA HF record mts files to Mac supported formats with a useful encode toolkit, as possible as I know, Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac can be a good choice which can convert Canon VIXIA HF video to MOV, MP4, AVI, 3GP, MPEG-4 for Mac so that you can import these AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to iMovie, iTunes, iDVD, FCP, FCE etc for editing.

Here below is a quick guide on how can it convert Canon VIXIA video to Mac OS successfully
For preparation: Download and install Mac AVCHD video Converter on Mac

1. Upload Canon VIXIA HF video to the program.
Click “Add File” to upload your Canon VIXIA HF video to Mac AVCHD Converter.

2. Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click “Profile” to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS.

3. Canon VIXIA mts video to Mac Conversion
Seen the big “Start” button then click it to switch Canon VIXIA HF videos to Mac.

Besides: Canon VIXIA AVCHD Converter for Mac also supports powerful editing function like trim video length, crop video, set video brightness, contrast, and saturation, and customize video/audio output settings, etc. You can try them according your favor.

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Tips: Some Canon VIXIA HF series camcorder can be compatible with Mac, you can see best HD Camcorder compatible with iMovie’08, iMovie’09 or how to import and edit Canon Vixia HF video in iMovie.

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