Canon HD iMovie import/export

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Jshwon, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jshwon macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
    I just got my Canon HF10 yesterday and it is a cool little device. I have a couple of question regarding editing the HD content.

    When you import video from the HF10 into iMovie I believe it converts to a different format so it can be edited. My question is when you export footage from iMovie how can you preserve the quality like if I film in cinemode and 24fps? Do I export to .mpv/h.264 so it will play in Quicktime? Will the quality be preserved? I want to be able to preserve as much of the HD quality after it is edited. The import portion is easy enough to understand but I want to be sure on how to export so I have a HD file.
  2. warensn macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I want to know this, too. I'm getting a Mac soon and I have the Canon HF 100.
    When will Macs support native AVCHD like Sone Vegas Pro?
  3. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    Wait a minute, I'll just get my crystal ball out . . . :D
  4. warensn macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Ok, I'm waiting...What does your ball say? :)
    In the mean time, maybe yu could suggest optimal h.264 output from iMovie for HD playback on the PS3.

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