Import AVCHD video from Canon VIXIA HF G21 to iMovie/FCP/Premiere Pro

Import AVCHD video from Canon VIXIA HF G21 to iMovie/FCP/Premiere Pro

“I have previously been using been film editing in iMovie 10.1 at 1080p. Along with the new Canon VIXIA HF G21 I have now purchased a new PC easily capable of editing in 1080P along with a Full HD monitor so I’m all set for. But the result is that iMovie can’t handle the AVCHD(Linear PCM / Dolby Digital) files. I believe you will help me to solve this problem. I would like to thank you first.”

The Canon VIXIA HF G21 Full HD Camcorder is a camera versatile enough to successfully maneuver any challenges that you might throw its way. The G21 offers full HD recording capabilities with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Perhaps even more impressive is the camcorder’s ability to record super high-quality MP4 and AVCHD files in 1080/60p. Before you share your videos on website, you may need to edit your material easily. Please let me share a simple video editing software with you .

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate – Free Video Editor For Canon VIXIA HF G21

Click the Edit button and edit your videos before processing format conversion. There are main seven functions available: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor, and Subtitle.

Edit video fiels by Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

Trim: Select video durations by setting the start time and the end time.
Crop: Cut off black edges and unwanted areas.
3D: Convert 2D to 3D or add different 3D effect.
Effect: Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation of the video, and add special effects including 3D effect to the video.
Watermarking: Add text, image or video to the source video as a watermark.
Subtitle: Add plug-in SRT, ASS, SSA subtitle to videos.
Audio Editor: Enable you to replace the original audio track with your specified sound track.

Canon VIXIA HF G21 1080P video to FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro workflow

Why wen can’t play or edit Canon VIXIA HF G21 AVCHD videos in iMovie, FCP or Premiere Pro? The problem is, AVCHD encoded 4K file format from Canon VIXIA HF G21 is beyond the compatibility of iMovie, FCP and Premiere Pro. Something else, these editing program now can handle 1080P MTS files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. In most cases, editing 1080P MTS in iMovie, FCP or Premiere Pro is very taxing on your computer. In order to work Canon VIXIA HF G21 AVCHD footage in your editing software smoothly, a better way is to transcode Canon VIXIA HF G21 footage to a more “edit” friendly codec and 1080P would be the best settings.

The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Overall, this .mts video conversion program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K/1080P/720P MTS, MP4, MOV, MXF, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, FCE and more. If you work 1080P AVCHD videos in Premiere Pro on Windows 10, please turn to Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to solve the issues.

Free download Canon VIXIA HF G21 Video Converter

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Tip: As best Blu-ray Ripper software, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can help you rip Blu-ray Discs & ISO files to HD formats. Enjoy Blu-ray with perfect quality on portable devices, such as iPad Pro, iPhone X, Galaxy S9, Surface Pro, HTC U12 Plus, OnePlus 6, Chromebook, ThinkPad, smart tv, etc

How to convert 1080P AVCHD to iMovie/FCP/Premiere Pro native editing format?

1. Install and run the downloaded Acrok program. Add your Canon VIXIA HF G21 1080P footage into it.

Canon VIXIA HF G21 Video Converter | Convert AVCHD for editing in iMovie/FCP/Premiere PRo

2. Click “Format” bar to choose output format as you needs.

Convert Canon VIXIA HF G21 video to ProRes MOV for importing into FCP

Convert Canon VIXIA HF G21 AVCHD for iMovie

Convert Canon VIXIA HF G21 AVCHD for Premiere Pro

3. Click “Convert” button to start Canon VIXIA HF G21 AVCHD video to iMovie, FCP, Premiere Pro conversion on Mac.

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