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Edit Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 in iMovie

Edit Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 in iMovie

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Summary: If you are facing the issue when importing and editing Canon XA35 Full HD AVHCD/MP4 footage in iMovie, here a very simple solution to achieve your goal smoothly.

I’m getting rather disappointed in the Apple protections against my super Canon XA35. What my problem is how to transfer my Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 to iMovie for editing. That is I’m looking for

1. Best software to convert Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files for editing on Mac / iMovie?.
2. The best solution to change Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 recordings to iMovie on Mac OS.
3. The easy tutorial to make iMovie recognize my raw Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 footage and importing the Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 video clips smoothly.

To transfer Canon XA35 HD videos to Apple hard drive, you can use the Apple iMovie. But you shall make sure that you at least have iMove 8 or iMovie 9 on your Mac with Intel processor. However, if you have iMovie 6 or first copy AVCHD files from camera by looking for PRIVATE -> AVCHD -> BDMV -> STREAM on SDHC/Micro SDHC card, or copy Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 file from AVCHD -> BDMV -> STREAM on built-in HDD, you may find it difficult to import to iMovie.

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The reason lies on the AVCHD video format is not supported well by iMovie. So to import/edit the footage with Mac’s common editing software iMovie, it is essential to convert AVCHD to iMovie compatible format. According to the test, the Apple Intermediate Codec format is compatible for editing on iMovie. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review) can help you transcode Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie editing, please follow the steps below. 

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Step 1. Drag and drop Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD files to Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. Then the files will be listed on the file list tab, you can choose to check the properties of the video or preview it. 


Step 2. Choose best output format for the Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD to AIC MOV conversion. 

Click the format bar, and there will be many output formats on the format list. You are recommended to choose“iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”, it’s the best format for iMovie


Step 3. Convert Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 video footages to iMovie. 

Click the “Convert” button and start convert Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD to AIC for iMovie.

After transcoding, you can run the iMovie to import the converted files and edit Canon XA35 AVCHD in iMovie without any rendering or compatibility issue. 

Follow the Importing Steps: How to import video files or projects to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac? could make the importing be a easy thing for editing Canon XA35 in iMovie.

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