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HDV to FCP-Load Canon HDV footage in FCP, FCE, iMovie on Mac Mountain Lion

KDE - Oct 13 2012
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Question:Canon HV20/HV30/HV40 HDV 60i footage to ProRes MOV for FCP/FCE/iMovie native editing on Mac

Summary: Follow this article you can find the best method to transcode Canon HV20/HV30/HV40 HDV 60i Video to MOV for FCP/FCE/iMovie.

"I've been successfully capturing footage from my Canon HV30 (NTSC at 24fps) for the past month or so and now somehow, without having changed any settings in FCP, it won't work anymore. I get different error messages every time I try depending on which settings I choose. Such as: 'Unable to initialize capture device' or 'To capture HDV source material, both the Capture and Device Control presets must be configured for HDV; otherwise, to capture in another format, both must not be configured for HDV."

The dramatic Canon VIXIA HV20/HV30/HV40 are popular canon HD camcorders, incorporating advanced features to bring knowledgeable and demanding videographers the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality. The VIXIA HV20/HV30/HV40 packed with Canon Exclusive features you won't find anywhere else.

As shown above, after users got the excellent HV20, HV30 or HV40 camcorder, many of them have the need to edit the recorded footages in FCP, FCE and iMovie on Mac. The HV20/HV30/HV40 record HDV 60i video, as the HDV video codec is not best codec for use on Mac editing software, people encounter many problems, such as importing, rendering, and editing problems.

How to edit HV20/HV30/HV40 HDV 60i video in FCP, FCE, iMovie smoothly?

In order to edit video smoothly on Mac, you'd better to transcode HV20/HV30/HV40 HDV to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, or AIC codec for FCE and iMovie. Now you can follow the steps below to convert HV20/HV30/HV40 to MOV for FCP, FCE and iMovie editing.

1.Download Pavtube HDV Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Canon HV20/HV30/HV40 HDV files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, or AIC for FCE/iMovie. More output formats are also supported.


2.Install and launch this Canon HV20/HV30/HV40 HDV Converter. Import footage to the converter.

3.Click format bar to choose the output format.

If you want to edit in FCP, click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov);

For editing in FCE, iMovie, you can choose iMovie/Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).

4.You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5.Click convert button to start.

After converting Canon VIXIA HV20/HV30/HV40 video for FCP/FCE/iMovie on Mac, you can import the videos to Mac software for editing smoothly without rendering, now just have a try.

Related guides for canon camera and camcorder, you can visit Canon column.





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