My company just purchased the Canon Vixia HV30. The problem is I can't get my vixia HV30 HDV canon camera to import any video to my iMovie. I've set the video type to HD-1080i-30 but still nothing. Any ideas on how to fix this?"
The Canon HV30 records and outputs video in the HDV format, HDV is the oldest and most venerable of the consumer high definition formats. With age comes some benefits, such as near universal support from video editing software released within the last few years. However many people do have problems in importing/editing them in iMovie. So how to solve and make your HV30 1080i HDV file Mac compatible.
If you cannot import Canon HV30 1080i video to iMovie for editing on Mac, you need a powerful Canon HV30 HDV Converter on Mac to convert Canon HV30 1080i video to MOV, MP4, DV for iMovie firstly, then you can import them to iMovie to share or edit.
Step 1. Load Canon HV30 1080i HDV videos
Connect Canon HV30 camcorder to computer via USB cable and transfer video to computer hard drive. Run iFunia AVCHD Video Converter and click the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner to load Canon HV30 1080i HDV videos. You can also add files by draggng and dropping.
Tip: You can add your Canon HV30 1080i HDV video by drag-n-drop. And the software has a feature of previewing and playing your Canon HV30 video files. Simply select a file which you want to preview in the Source File area and click Play button, you can also take snapshot at will to store the image you like.
Step 2. Choose Output Format
After you finish video source setup, you can select your preferred video format from the "Output Format" drop-down menu. Here we choose MOV video.
There are various format/bit rate/screen resolution options in the Setting window. Different file formats result in different video compression rates. Bit rate refers to the number of bits processed per unit of time, the larger the number, the more bits processed and the better the quality. Resolution refers to the number of pixels handled by the device display.
Step 3. Start Conversion
To start converting, click the conversion bbutton and the AVCHD converter starts transcoding Canon HV30 1080i HDV to MOV for editing in iMovie. After the conversion, it is easy to edit recorded videos in iMovie together with other videos and images. The Canon HV30 converter also supports the videos from Canon FS100, and other AVCHD camcorders like HF S21, HF S200 for editing movies in iMovie.