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Capture/convert Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV Files to iMovie/FCE/FCP on Mac

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Canon XH-A1 captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video at 60i, 30F or 24F frame rates (or, 50i/60i with optional upgrade) stored on HDV digital tape cassettes and a true 16:9 widescreen HD image that is made for your HD broadcast and theatrical projects. It comes with a Genuine Canon 20x HD Professional L Series Fluorite lens delivering outstanding resolution, contrast and color reproduction and owns a 2.8" Widescreen LCD and .57" Widescreen EVF for bright, high-resolution views. It is said that Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.


Since HDV became a native format to edit in Final Cut Pro/iMovie/FCE, there has been constant debate as to how to work efficiently, maintain as high a quality as possible when applying effects, and other issues as well. So if you want to edit Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV video with high quality on Mac, you can convert HDV/DV files to the Mac’s most compatible format .mov before editing. Aunsoft HDV Converter for Mac is the best Mac Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV converters for you to make the HDV/DV videos accessible to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro etc.


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With the 3 steps below, you can import Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV videos to FCE, FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid for editing.


Step 1. Load Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV video to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the Mac Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV converter, and click the "Add" button to load HDV/DV videos.


Step 2. Choose H.264 MOV for iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid.

Click the "Format" option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov) as output format. The Mac Canon HDV/DV Converter converts Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV to H.264/AVC MOV for iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer.

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Step 3. Transcode Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV to HD MOV for Mac editing software.

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV to iMovie/FCP/FCE Converter starts converting Canon XH-A1 HDV/DV to HD MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer 5.


After conversion is finished, you can import the HD videos to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC5, Avid Xpress Pro, and other non-linear editing tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, Kdenlive on Mac.


Other Canon HDV camcorder models supported by Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac:


Canon: Canon XL H1, Canon XH A1, Canon XH G1, Canon HV10, Canon HV20,Canon HV30,Canon HV40


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