New to the Canon PowerShot G12 over its predecessor (Canon PowerShot G11) are 720p HD video with stereo sound, in-camera HDR, Hybrid Image Stabilization, Dynamic Range enhancement, Tracking AF, new special effects, a choice of aspect ratios, an electronic levelling guide, finger control dial, finer ISO increments, and support for an optional filter adapter.
But this 720p HD MOV video format came from Canon PowerShot G12 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your Mac with QuickTime Player, iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro. You need to convert the 720P HD MOV footage off your Canon PowerShot G12 with Aunsoft Mac Canon PowerShot G12 MOV Converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Canon PowerShot G12 MOV to a playable/compatible Apple ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, Mac MOV, etc on Mac for FCP, FCE, iMovie, QuickTime Player, iDVD, etc, but also supports other Canon PowerShot G12 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Canon PowerShot G12 HD MOV files on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step1. Load Canon PowerShot G12 HD MOV videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Canon PowerShot G12 camera, run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Canon PowerShot G12 MOV to ProRes/AIC MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step2. Choose Apple ProRes (*.mov) or Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov) etc for FCP/FCE.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov) as output format. Import MOV format to FCP/FCE without rendering for editing.
You can also choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Canon PowerShot G12 HD MOV to compatible Mac MOV for loading to FCP/FCE/iMovie etc. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1280×720.
Step3. Merge Canon PowerShot G12 720p H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Canon PowerShot G12 720p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Canon PowerShot G12 720p H.264 MOV for FCP/FCE/iMovie on Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon PowerShot G12 MOV converter starts converting Canon PowerShot G12 MOV videos to ProRes/AIC MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on Mac.
After converting and merging the Canon PowerShot G12 MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio/Pro, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, iMovie 8/9 for editing still in HD, to Mac QuickTime Player for playing, to iDVD for burning with high quality.
If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Windows Home Server, and would like to put Canon PowerShot G12 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Canon PowerShot G12 video converter.