Import/Edit Canon HF G20 AVCHD MTS to FCP(X), FCE, iMovie on Mac

The Canon Vixia HF G20 is an indie filmmaker camcorder, offering full HD resolution and an excellent design. Unfortunately, it is only capable of filming at 30 fps, and it’s far too much camera for casual use. Instead, the G20 is a great starting camcorder for professional videographers and amateur filmmakers.

The Canon Vixia HF G20 has the manual features you need as an indie filmmaker.

The camcorder is only capable of filming in 30 fps.

However, the editing workflow for Canon HF G20 AVCHD footage on Mac is not as easy as we can expect. Beginners, even experienced filmmakers often have problems when ingesting Canon HF G20 MTS to FCP, iMovie and Final Cut Express for further editing. If you intend to import and edit Canon HF G20 AVCHD on Mac NLE apps smoothly, you’d better convert Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie, or FCE editable file formats previously.

For example, Apple ProRes 422 is the best codec for editing within Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, and AIC is the proper codec for working with both iMovie and Final Cut Express. In the contents below, we will demonstrate the details on how to convert Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to iMovie, FCE and FCP (X) preferred media files by using UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac. In this article, we will run it as an AVCHD to iMovie transcoder, an AVCHD to FCP converter as well as an AVCHD to FCE Converter.

How to Transcode Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE on Mac?

Step 1. Download the free trial version of UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.

Download AVCHD Converter for Mac

Step 2. Launch the program as a professional Mac Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD  Converter. Load your Canon HF G20 footage into the program through either “Add video” or “Add from folder” button.

AVCHD to FCP converter

Step 3. Click “Format” menu to select format. You can choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format from “Final Cut Pro” column to convert Canon VIXIA HF G20 MTS clips into FCP (X). And you can choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format from “iMovie and Final Cut Express” catalogue to convert Canon HF G20 AVCHD files with iMovie or Final Cut express.

Convert AVCHD to FCP X/7/6

Step 4. Press the big button “Convert” to start transcoding Canon Vixia HF G20 AVCHD MTS files to a workable format for using with your Mac NLE apps. When the conversion is done, click “Open” button to find the generated files with ease.