Canon HSF100 import

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Tyler138, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Tyler138 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010

    I have just bought a Canon HSF100 which i love, but i am having some problems importing some footage. It says to import through iMovie which i am doing. But after imported a load it pretty much always says there was an error in some videos and that i should review the videos to find it. Some footage only comes out a few seconds long instead of a few minutes.

    Anyone know how to sort this out, or another way to import it, i have got FCP but havent messed around with the import of the camera to much in there yet.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. grapejucy macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2009
  3. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Just read your link. Seems like a pain in the butt for something that should be so easy. Is there a sd card recording hd camcorder that I can record with and just pop my sd card into my imac and import right into iMovie without the extra steps?
  4. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    BS. Straight from the iMovie 09 page;
    Tyler, unfortunately I don't have an answer or suggestion. Also I think you mean HFS100. See Apple's notes on it;
  5. Taras macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    Canon HSF100 Import (should be HF S100)

    I have the same camera, and just produced this video with it:

    I suggest you get a little contraption of eBay. It's a USB to SDHC converter. Costs less than $5 (I bought 5 for $10 at Simply remove your SDHC chip and plug it into the converter housing, plug it into your USB port and (I use Final Cut Pro) in iMovie there is an option for importing AVCHD which you'd utilize. The only requirement is an Intel-chip-based Mac, to convert AVCHD. It couldn't be easier.

    Alternately, you could use Toast to convert AVCHD to virtually anything and go straightaway from there. There are useful tips on YouTube; tutorials, really, that are quite helpful.

    It is very straightforward.

    I'd love to hear how you make out.

  6. bluepine macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2010
    Just purchased a Canon HFS100 as well and had no problem importing with Imovie 09 via card or usb.

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