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How to transfer Camcorder video to Final Cut Express, iMovie for editing?
2009-10-19 00:45:17

Shoot some excellent videos with your Camcorder, unfortunately cannot transfer them to your Mac, iMoive, Final Cut, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro for editing? iMovie can’t recognize .mod, .tod, avchd (.mts, .m2ts), mpeg-2 files, in this stage you should change the video files into iMovie compatible formats: MOV, MPEG-4.

Digital Camcorders : Panasonic SV AV100, Canon MOD Camcorders, JVC (MOD and TOD) and Panasonic (MOD only)

How to transfer Camcorder video to Mac iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro for editing?

Step 1: Transfer Camcorder video to Mac.
Plug your camcorder into the AC adaptor, and connect USB plug to your Mac. A new drive will appear. Open it. Copy the contents of the SD or HD Video folder onto your Mac.

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Step 2: Download and install Camcorder video transfer for Mac

iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac can be used as Camcorder video transfer. Launch it, and import your camcorder footage to the program.

Free Download: Intel Version, PowerPC Version

Launch it, and import your camcorder footage to the program.

 

Camcorder Converter for Mac

Step 3:  Edit Camcorder video files

Click 'Trim' button to open the trim dialog box

trim

set the start time and end time by dragging the start time and End Time slider to convert a clip, here you can set the time according to your require. After you set the start time and end time, you can click”OK” to finish the trim work. Futuremore, you can press”cancel” button to end the trim work.

Step 4: Change Camcorder video to MOV, MPEG-4 format.
Define the desired video format and location from the format and output list, then press Convert button  convert flv to avi mac to start converting camcorder video to MOV, MPEG-4.

converting camcorder video to MOV

Step 5: Transfer the converted Camcorder video MP4 and MOV to iMovie.
In iMoive, Choose File > Import > Import Movies, and locate and select the file you want to import, then click Import and start editing.

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Note: iMovie couldn’t directly interface with the camera like it does on a Firewire one, because your camcorder uses a USB interface.

Only for Max OS, for Wondows OS Users to transfer camcorder to pc and convert Camcorder MOD TOD files to AVI, MPG, WMV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, RM, FLV, SWF for editing.  click here.


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