If you have problems when load Canon Vixia HF G30 AVCHD and new MP4 recordings to Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, just follow this article to solve.
Canon Vixia HF G30 Flash Memory HD Camcorder
*New for 2013* The Canon HF-G30 is Canon’s current top of the line flagship of consumer camcorders. Compact in size. Records video in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p). An updated large 1/2.84 inch HD CMOS Pro Imager (better for low light) provides a wide dynamic range, AVCHD H.264, and has a true 24p Cinema mode. (native 24p) a 30p mode, and a new 60p mode. External Microphone Jack for better sound options. The HF G30 records at up to 28mbps (the AVHCD best bit rate), or 35mbps using the new MP4 recording mode. At maximum quality , you can record about 2 hours and 55 minutes to a single 32GB flash card, or 5 hours 50 minutes if using both card slots.
I recently started using this HD camcorder, I recorded videos and want to edit them using Avid MC and Adobe Premiere . However, I can't seem to watch the videos or import them into Avid and Premiere Pro. Then one of my friend Tom adviced me to transfer the Canon HF G30 AVCHD/MP4 footages to Avid or Adobe native format, also recommended me Brorsoft Video Converter. I tried to use it , and felt very great.
Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is an easy-to-use yet all-in-one video conversion app which can be used as a Canon HD camorder video converer under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon HF G30 AVCHD/ MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the Vixia HF G30 orginal quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, Premiere Element, AVI for Pinnacle Studio, ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Version: V2.7 Size: 45.3 MB Supported OS: Mac OS X (Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion)
For Mac 10.5.8, Please download the special installation .dmg file
Guide: How to convert Canon Vixia HF G30 AVCHD/MP4 video for Avid MC/Adobe Premiere Pro
Step 1: Install and Launch the Video Converter for Avid/Premiere on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files or mp4 recordings to it.
Step 2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list.
For Avid Media Composer, you can choose Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov);
And select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format for Premiere Pro.
Step 3: For editing Vixia HF G30 1080p AVCHD in Adobe Premiere or Avid MC smoothly, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings.
Step 4: Click the Convert button on the main interface to start the Canon HF G30 to Avid/Premiere conversion. Once the process is at 100%, then the converted video is ready for importing and editing on Mac OS X.
Tips on Video Converter for Avid/Premiere Pro:
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
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