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canon hg20 camcorder on imovie 11


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Hi guys.

Sorry for making my first post a cry for help, but I was looking for insight into a video compatibility question.

I just purchased a used Canon HG20 camcorder. I checked the iMovie compatibility list before purchasing, but somehow failed to notice iMovie 11 recognizes the PAL version but not the NTSC version. It was a stupid oversight on my part. Oddly, iMovie 8 supports the Canon HG20.

I was hoping there is some kind of work-around that will allow me to import the video files into iMovie. Right now iMovie does not even acknowledge the presence of the video files when I put the SD card into the slot.

I'm running a Macbook Pro with OS 10.7.4. I would rate my tech capabilities as middle-of-the-road; I'm not an AV professional (obviously), but I'm not completely incompetent either.

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Will
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To import MTS, M2TS files to iMovie, you have to convert MTS files to iMovie MP4, DV, etc.
It's not free, but it does the job nicely...

AVCHD Converter for Mac Software, Convert AVCHD Video to iMovie,iPhone,QuickTime on Mac (Lion included)
I would try the trial version 1st, as I'm not sure it's compatible with Mountain Lion.

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