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For the last few years, Canon has not been top of the heap for value,
even if it has maintained its tradition of quality. But the LEGRIA HF camcorders
can be found for less than £500, and even below £400 from some vendors. The most
important is that these HD camcorders can captures video with the stunning
realism that your precious memories deserve.

Do you know Canon Legria
camcorders well? Though they are price but professional. Review: When we
developed the LEGRIA range, we made full use of our imaging expertise and
technological knowhow. We've put years of experience into the LEGRIA range, and
it shows in the precision engineering of the camcorders and the incredible
quality of the output. The Full HD LEGRIA range captures stunning video that
rivals your most vivid memories.With a class leading HD CMOS PRO sensor, Wi-Fi
connectivity, intelligent optical Image Stabilizer, and many other creative
features, the LEGRIA camcorder is capable of astounding video performance,
giving you exceptional quality without the compromise.


The LEGRIA
main has two series, HF M and HF R. In fact, LEGRIA also includ the excellent HF
G10 camcorder.

HF M Series: Effortlessly create and share
professional quality video with the Wi-Fi enabled LEGRIA HF M52 & HF M56.
The entire M-series range features an HD CMOS PRO sensor to ensure superb images
even in low light. The new for 2012 models feature Intelligent IS which combats
camera shake automatically in any shooting situation.

HF R
Series:
The compact and lightweight models give you the freedom to share
with the Wi-Fi enabled LEGRIA HF R36 & HF R38. The entire new for 2012 range
allows you to get closer to the action in Full HD with the 51x Advanced zoom,
whilst optical Intelligent IS ensures steady footage in every scenario.


HF G10
Designed to match the creative passion of experienced
videographers, the LEGRIA HF G10 features professional quality Canon components
and extensive manual controls for exceptional Full HD movies.

The
list of all Canon LEGRIA camcorders:


Canon LEGRIA HF G10 Canon
LEGRIA HF G25
Canon LEGRIA HF 200 Canon LEGRIA HF M56
Canon LEGRIA HF
R28 Canon LEGRIA HF R36
Canon LEGRIA HF R38 Canon LEGRIA HF M41
Canon
LEGRIA HF R48 Canon LEGRIA HF M52
Canon LEGRIA HF R46 Canon LEGRIA HF M506

Canon LEGRIA HF R306 Canon LEGRIA HF R406
Canon LEGRIA HF R205 Canon
LEGRIA HF R206

Though they are excellent camcorders, you will meet some
troubles with LEGRIA recorded files in some video editing softwares, like
iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.

FAQ:

"It's strange that I can not imput AVCHD videos from Canon LEGRIA HF 200
to FCP. What's going on earth? Anyone here can help me out? Thank you in
advance."

" I want to convert footages from Canon LEGRIA HF M56 to
iMovie, but unluckily I get an error from iMovie window. Is there anyone can
solve the problem? Help plsease!"


You may be familiar with the
camcorder's parameters since you owned for so long time including its
resolution, audio, video and so on. Then it is not difficult for you to
understand that the format of Canon Legria serial camcorder is AVCHD that can
not be supported by FCP, iMovie, or Avid easily owing to various problem, such
as different codec, lower computer configuration and so on.

Regardless
of the computer configuration or other reasons, the first and most important
step for us is to make the AVCHD compatible with the FCP/iMovie/Avid. As we all
know, the most compatible format for FCP/iMovie/Avid MC is Apple ProRes, Apple
InterMediate Codec(AIC) and Avid DNxHD. So how to transcode the AVCHD files to
Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD for FCP/iMovie/Avid MC without quality loss
becomes the most important problem.

The convenient way for you is to
find a superb third party program to convert these AVCHD videos from Canon
Legria camcorder---Here we recommend you a wonderful Canon
Legria camcorder AVCHD Converter on Mac
. Once you finished choosing a
best converter for yourself, pls follow the simple guide below to transcode your
videos for FCP/iMovie/Avid MC.




Step 1: Install and launch this Canon Legria MTS to Mac Converter on your Mac. Transfer
your Canon Legria footages to the converter.
Tip: If you want, you can merge
several AVCHD clips together by ticking “Merge into one” box.

Step 2:
Click "format" bar to choose the output format.

For FCP: Click and
choose Final Cut Pro-->Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format.
For
iMovie: Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate
Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format
For Avid Media Composer: Click and
choose Avid Media Composer-->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)

Step 3: Tap "settings"
to choose or customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as
you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 25fps is better. (If
the original recordings are 1080 60p, pls set 30fps)

Step 4: Click
convert Arrow button on the mian interface to start transcoding Canon
legria AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes/AIC/Avid
supported formats on Mac.


After the conversion finished , you can click “open” to find the output
file, then you can import converted files into FCP/iMovie/Avid MC for editing
easily.

Tips:
1. For your original 1080/60i footages, you need to
deinterlace 1080/60i AVCHD footages to remove all these interlacing artifacts
from videos via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.

2. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space
should be up to 40GB.
3. Double click the imputed file, you can preview your
footages in the software window.

Related guides:
Deinterlace Canon Legria HF M306 1080/50i AVCHD on Mac
Convert Canon HF R306 AVCHD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer on
Mac

Make Canon Vixia HF R20 AVCHD files work with FCP on Mac

Transcode Canon Vixia HF R21 AVCHD footages to iMovie
Canon AVCHD Import help- Convert Canon Vixia HF S200/S20/S21 AVCHD
to FCP

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