Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Transfer Canon HF R40/R42/R400 60p AVCHD to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle,Movie Maker and Cyberlink

Tricks for transcoding Canon Vixia HF R40/R42/R400 60p AVCHD to Windows PC prefered codec for editing in Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink.

Canon updates its VIXIA line of digital camcorder, introducing three new HF R-series Full HD models designed to capture and share every day moments easily. The new HF R42, HF R40 and HF R400, built for everyday shooting, delivers improved image quality, sharing capabilities and user experience. Three models share many their features but differ from each other in storage capacity and connectivity options.

Each of these new VIXIA camcorders sport a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor, a new DIGIC DV IV image processor and a 53x Advance Zoom Canon HD Video Lens to capture HD movies. They can record Full HD MP4 videos at 35Mbps and Full HD 28Mbps AVCHD Progressive 60p videos. If you shot the 1080/60p movies in AVCHD format with Canon HF R40/R42/R400, some problems would occur during the importing into Windows editing software like Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink.

In fact, AVCHD format is not supported by many editing softwares. It is not an ideal video format for editing softwares to support owing to its special codec. So if you want to edit Canon HF R40/R42/R400 1080 60p files in Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink smoothly, you need to convert Canon Vixia 60p AVCHD to Window PC compatible codec first.

To get the work done,  Canon Vixia MTS Converter is the best third party program to achieve your goal smoothly. The software is a great choice for converting AVCHD videos to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink editable formats. It works with Sony, Panasonic and Canon AVCHD .mts and .m2ts footage. There are various export format for users to choose from, including AVI, MPEG-2,MOV,WMV. It also lets users to convert AVCHD files into common video formats like MP4, MKV, M4V, etc.

(Tips: If you are mac users, you can try this Canon MTS Converter for Mac)
Guide: How to Convert Sony A99 MTS clips to DNxHD/AVI/WMV/MPEG-2 for Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink 

Step 1. Connect Canon HF R40/R42/R400 camcorder to computer via USB cable, and it is easy to download videos from Canon HF R40/R42/R400 to your computer hard drive. 

Step 2. Download, install and run Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter as the fast MTS to Windows PC Converter, click the "Add Video" button or the "Add from folder" icon to load your .MTS videos directly from your camera or a camera archive on your computer's HDD. 


Step 2. Set output video format for your video conversion.

Click the "Format" bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg)",or select WMV/MOV, you can also choose "HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi)". Finally, click the file icon beside output bar, and choose a destination folder for saving output files. 


Tips: You can click “Settings” button in the main interface of the software to customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. 

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon HF R40/R42/R400 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink  optimized videos. Then you could click “Open” button to find the converted video in destination folder.

In this way 
Canon HF R40/R42/R400 60p MTS/M2TS footages can be successfully loaded to  Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker and Cyberlink for editing and authoring. 

See also: 

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