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Canon Vixia/Legria HG10 Review - Transfer/Edit AVCHD on Windows and Mac

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Canon HG10 could be referred as Legria HG10 and Vixia HG10 HD camcorder. Canon HG10 was available for sales since 2007. Canon HG10 has 40GB internal hard disk drive (DHH) for recording full HD 1080 quality AVCHD files. You can records HD videos straight to HDD in AVCHD .mts format.


There are Canon Exclusive features on HG10, e.g. SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant Auto Focus and our new 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD to make the HDD camcorder attractive for high definition video recording and still capturing.


Canon HG10 AVCHD Review


The Canon HG10 camcorder has excellent image stabilization and generally great video quality.


- Poor audio control; smallish EVF; some annoying ergonomics; no manual focus dial.
- Battery takes a long time to recharge.
- Included software is very basic; audio is not the best; poor LED video light.


Transfer Canon HG10 AVCHD Files:
For windows users, it is easy to transfer videos from Canon HG10 to computer hard drive when connected by USB cable.


For Mac users, just make sure that Canon HG10 is in "player mode", and connect to your MAC via USB cable. Then you would see the camcorder mount as a external drive. If iMovie read it correctly, it will pop up as soon as it is detected as a device, and load with a preview with all your movies on HG10. You can select import, but it actually transcodes files to .mov format. Another way for Apple user is to directly copy from camcorder HDD to Apple hard drive, and it is faster with direct copying. However the directly copied .mts files may not be recognized by iMovie, and you can convert Canon AVCHD to HD MOV for iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer, if you want to edit Canon HG10 videos on Mac.


Edit Canon HG10 MTS movies:
There is Corel Application disc together with the Camcorder, makes it easy to play the recorded videos and edit AVCHD movies on a PC. However, it only works on Windows XP and Windows Vista. If you want to play around the AVCHD videos from Canon HG10 on Windows 7, it is recommended that you used Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as Canon HG10 video converter.

If you are using Mac computer like iMac, MacBook Pro with Tiger, Leopards, or Snow Leopard, you may try iMovie to edit AVCHD videos. However, iMovie and non-linear editing software like Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer may not recognize the Canon MTS files, you can use Mac Canon MTS converter to make the HD videos accessible for editing.


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