How to Play and Edit Canon VIXIA Videos on Mac OS X
As Cannon’s highly-regarded reputation and people’s high demand on video quality, more and more people like Cannon video. At the same time, various problems to connect Canon VIXIA camcorder with Mac for playback and further editin are emerging. In this article, Canon VIXIA Video Converter for Mac is introduced to solve above problem quickly and easily.
First, you need to understand that Canon VIXIA series camcorder is a large family of popular Canon HD camcorders. It includeds the following models but not limited to:
|Canon VIXIA HF M31||Canon VIXIA HF S11||Canon VIXIA HF M40|
|Canon VIXIA HF M32||Canon VIXIA HF R11||Canon VIXIA HF G10|
|Canon VIXIA HF M30||Canon VIXIA HF R100||Canon VIXIA HF S30|
|Canon VIXIA HF M300||Canon VIXIA HF R10||Canon VIXIA HF R21|
|Canon VIXIA HF 200||Canon VIXIA HF 21||Canon VIXIA HF R200|
|Canon VIXIA HF 20||Canon VIXIA HF 11||Canon VIXIA HF R20|
|Canon VIXIA HF S100||Canon VIXIA HF 100||Canon VIXIA HF M41|
|Canon VIXIA HF S10||Canon VIXIA HF 10||Canon VIXIA HF M400|
|Canon VIXIA HF S21||Canon VIXIA HV 30|
|Canon VIXIA HF S200||Canon VIXIA HV 40|
|Canon VIXIA HF S20|
Here, you see that most popular HD models of Canon VIXIA series, including the latest VIXIA HF S11, VIXIA HF S10, VIXIA HF S100, VIXIA HF20, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HG21, VIXIA HG20, etc. They mainly store their videos in *.mts, and output MPEG4-AVC / H.264 videos. Luckily, all above VIXIA models and formats are well supported by the Canon VIXIA video converter for Mac.
1. Import Canon VIXIA Videos to Mac
Aiming at playing and editing Sony videos on Mac OS X, first you should connect your Canon VIXIA camcorder to your Mac and import Canon videos to your Mac, there is a guide How to import Canon VIVIA videos to Mac.
2. How to play MTS files on Mac for free
Since MTS is an MPEG variant to some extend, you can directly play the video files on the VLC media player, which is the most powerful player for both Mac and Windows users for virtually all video formats out there. Moreover, Mplayer OS X is another good choice to play MTS video files on Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. However, if you want to stick to Apple QuickTime player, try the solution described as below.
3. How to convert MTS to QuickTime, iMovie, FCP
These Canon videos can’t be played on Apple QuickTime, or import directly to iMovie for further editing because these camcorder video codec is different from video codec of Mac series software. An ideal solution is to convert them to .mp4 or .mov, Apple friendly format using Canon VIXIA Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can convert Canon VIXIA videos to Mac compatible video formats with only several clicks. After the conversion, you can do further video editing works on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and other applications for Mac to share, enjoy or backup videos!
4. How to edit MTS videos on Mac
Canon VIXIA Video Converter for Mac is also a good video editor for Mac, which provides powerful functions to edit your video files. You can trim video length, crop video area, set video brightness, contrast, and saturation, and customize video/audio output settings.