Canon AVCHD to iPad ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OSMac, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Any way to get a Canon camcorder MTS video file in a format
    that can be transferred to the iPad and edited with iMovie?
     
  2. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    No. It needs to be painstakingly converted to one of the Apple H.264 formats and you'll have frame rate issues that will cause jerking motion in most cases.

    There are several third-party applications to do the conversion on a PC; Google it.

    BJ
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes. Take the video on an iDevice to begin with and ditch the Canon camera... :p
     
  4. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Joking aside, that's exactly what I was forced to do despite the fact that I've got a really good Sony 1080p camcorder that takes markedly better images.

    The reality is that Apple makes it too simple to not use the iPhone to shoot everything. Take a vacation, take dozens of clips, sew it together in iMovie, 720p via Apple TV, it's all good.

    BJ
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I was trying to be sarcastic but actually touched on Apple's plans for global domination. Professional photographers need not worry, but they are the minority. For mere mortals the iPhone and iPad just became the picture/video capture tool of choice because of how easy Apple makes it to edit and share.

    Resistance is futile. Your will be assimilated...
     
  6. OSMac, Mar 20, 2012
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    OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Came up with something that seems to work well for playback...

    1) Process the original MTS video file in ClipWrap for OSX (has free demo)
    It's a super fast lossless conversion as well.
    This converted video plays fine on the iPad 3 once you get it there.


    To get it in the photo album without using iTunes :
    (Probably an easier way to get it in the Album?)
    2) copied video to my WD Live drive on the network and
    3) using WD2GO Pro clipped it to the iPad and
    4) opened the clip in iCabMobile , which offers a move to album.

    Now its in the album and plays back fine,
    can delete the wd2go clip and iCab download.

    iMovie will import it to the timeline but the video in iMovie is black.
    At least I can get the raw footage to the iPad 3 and play it back.

    Found a link that mentions how to modify a mp4 for iMovie editing
    have not tried it yet, other than ClipWrap:
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/05/how-to-convert-video-to-work-with-ipad-imovie/
     

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