"I just got a canon fs30 camcorder and I can’t figure out how to put my videos onto my Mac.? Canon insists its Canon FS and Canon DC series camcorder works with Mac and iMovie. But all of the transfer drives that came with the camera are for windows, and I have not found success with it. What do I need to do to import movies and photos from it to use in iMovie? "
Canon FS series camcorders are kinds of popular Canon SD camcorders. The Canon FS Series camcorder is the flash memory standard definition camcorder which captures video with MOD format and MPEG-2 compression. However, the captured video in MOD format is incompatible with Mac-friendly programs like QuickTime, iMovie, FCE, etc.
To play and edit Canon FS videos on Mac, what you should do is to convert the Canon MOD videos to proper formats (like mov, mp4) that can be recognized by Mac. iFunia AVCHD Converter for Mac can help you converting Canon FS and Canon DC videos on Mac OS X, so that you can share your digital life with easy-to-use formats.
Step1: Import Canon FS MOD Files to Mac OS
Download and run iFunia AVCHD Converter for Mac, Click the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner to upload MOD Files off Canon FS300/FS200/FS100 camcorder to AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can add more than one MOD video one time.
Tip: You can add your Canon FS MOD video by drag-n-drop. And the software has a feature of previewing and playing your MOD 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: Edit videos: crop, trim, add effects, add watermark
This step is optional step. But when you come to review the Canon FS MOD video your taken and find it's too dark or the focus is blurred, you may wanna fix these flaws and apply artistic effects with the Edit Video module of the program. Plus, with just a few clicks, you can crop the MOD video to remove black sides, trim the video and add text or image watermark easily as below.
Step 3: Select Output Video formats for Mac
After you finish video source setup, you can select your preferred video format from the "Output Format" drop-down menu. Find a suitable output video format like MOV, MP4, DV, H.264 for Mac iMovie, Quicktime, iPad, iPod, iPhones or FCP, FCE, etc.
Step 4: Start transferring Canon FS MOD files to Mac.
To start converting, click the conversion button. The Progress bar shows the status of the converting task. iFunia AVCHD Converter prompts you when the converting task is completed.