"I'm having a difficult time trying to extract video from my canon HF m30 camcorder to my iPad2. Tried SD card and direct USB connect. Also downloaded iMovie but that didn't help either. Are these 2 compatible? Help please" - A quotation from discussions.apple.com

Nowadays, people take videos by digital camera or digital camcorder. Canon Vixia HF M30 is one of the most popular ones. However, it may be a little difficult for you to directly import Canon Vixia HF videos to iPad for Mac, for iPad only capable of playing videos like M4V, MP4, MOV, and MJPEG AVI.

In order to play Canon Vixia HF M30 video on iPad, you will need to import the video with your computer and use a conversion utility to convert the video into a compatible format for transfer to your iPad. Below is step-by-step guide to show you how to transfer video from Canon Vixia HF M30 to iPad with iFunia iPad Video Converter.

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Step 1: Load Canon Vixia HF M30 video

Drag and drop your Canon Vixia HF M30 videos directly into the program. Or click on the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner to locate the camcorder files that you would like to convert.

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Step 2: Edit videos: crop, trim, add effects, add watermark (Optional)

This step is optional step. But when you come to review the Canon Vixia HF M30 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 video to remove black sides, trim the video and add text or image watermark easily as below.

Step 3: Customize output settings for your iPad with best quality.

Then you can select an output format for iPad and specify a path on your computer to save the output files. Here I select iPad(1080p) H.264 video (*.mp4) as output format, for the New iPad can perfectly play 1080p high quality videos. Then you can click “Settings” to preset the parameters for the output format, I recommend that you just use the default settings we provide for you (H.264, AAC encoded, size 1920*1080, video frame rate 30fps, audio sample rate 48000 hz, bitrate up to 6000000 bps, etc).

Step 4: Start the Canon Vixia HF M30 Video to iPad Conversion

Click "Start" button to convert Canon Camcorder videos to iPad on Mac. Connect your iPad to Mac computer and sync the converted Canon Camcorder videos to iPad with iTunes.