Canon Vixia HV30 inherits the HV20’s Canon HD Camera System - the unique combination of a genuine Canon HD Video Lens, a 2.96MP Full HD CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV II processor. Designed and manufactured by Canon, these components integrate seamlessly to deliver superb HDV 1080i (High Definition Video) images. The playback modes supported by CanonHV30 are 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30F, 1080/24F, and 1080/30p. Many people have problems in transferring HV30 HDV files to Mac via USB and in importing/editing them in Final Cut Pro. So how to solve and make your HV30 1080i HDV file Mac compatible.
Part 1: How to Transfer 1080i HDV/DV Videos from Canon HV30 to Mac?
Lots of people had problems to transfer or capture the HDV/DV files from Canon HV30 to Mac. In USA Canon website, it claims that USB 2.0 Full Speed Terminal for fast transfer of photos, not specify videos. And most people happened to the computer can’t recognize the Canon HV30 camcorder via the USB cable.
This is not an issue with the Canon HV30, DV and HDV format video from any miniDV or Digital8 tape based camcorder can be imported to a computer ONLY using firewire. So if you want to transfer the HDV/DV files from Canon HV30 to Mac, just go to store and by one IEEE1394 cable.
Part 2: How to Deinterlace/Convert Canon HV30 1080i HDV to MOV for Editing in FCP?
So if you can not import your Canon HV30 1080i Videos to FCP for editing on Mac, you need HV30 HDV compatible software - Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you, it is the top-rated Canon HV30 HDV Converter on Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. It is easy to deinterlace and transcode 1080i HDV fils to H.264 MOV for FCP in high quality.
Follow the steps below, and it is no more difficult to import Canon HV30 HDV videos to FCP for editing.
Step 1. Transfer Canon Vixia HV30 1080i HDV videos to computer as above.
Step 2. Load Canon HV30 1080i HDV videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the perfect Mac Canon Vixia HDV to FCP Converter, and click the "Add" button to load the HDV videos from hard drive disk.
Step 3. Choose H.264 MOV format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) as output format. The output profile enables you to convert Canon 1080i HDV to MOV for editing in FCP.
Tip: Deinterlace Canon HV30 1080i HDV videos.
Click the "Editor" button, go to the Effect tab, and make sure the checkbox for Deinterlacing is ticked. The Mac Canon Vixia to FCP Converter will remove interlacing artifacts from 1080i HDV perfectly.
Step 4. Convert Canon HV30 1080i HDV videos to Final Cut Pro.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Canon Vixia to FCP Converter will start deinterlacing/transcoding 1920x1080i HDV to FCP on Mac conversion immediately.
After the conversion is finished, just run FCP and import the HD H.264 MOV file in 1920x1080 for creating a new movie and film.
The output videos are compatible with other Non-linear editing system like Final Cut Express, Avid, FCE4, iMovie, Kdenlive, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Roxio Toast, to import the HD videos on Mac without compatibility issue.