If you have got a Canon HF200 camcorder, you'll want to import the recorded videos from it to your computer for editing in applications like Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc, then be able to play in different media devices. This article is going to show you how to transfer Canon HF200 videos to PC.
To transfer recorded videos from Canon HF200 to a computer, you'll need to install the supplied PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE software first. After you have the software installed, let's get started step by step.
Step1. Use the compact power adapter to get the Canon HF200 camcorder powered.
Step2. Turn on the camcorder, and then set it to the movie playback mode.
Step3. Connect the Canon camcorder to your computer using the USB cable provided and start ImageMixer. And then the device type selection screen turns up. You need to choose "Computer/Printer" and press "Set".
Step4. You'll find "Save Files to PC" option on the "ImageMixer 3 Launcher" interface. Click it to enter the "Save to PC" tab.
Step5. Choose the media to read the videos (camcorder's memory or SD Memory Card) from the "Select the media to read".
Step6. Select method to read. Select "import the videos which have not saved in the computer". The imported videos will be saved in the C:\Users\(User account name)\Video\IMx3SEVer5\(Date recoded) or C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Video\IMx3SEVer5\(Date recoded). If the "Video" folder doesn't appear, the file is saved in the "Documents" folder and if the "My video" folder doesn't exist, the file is saved in the "My Documents" folder. The destination can be changed in "Preferences.." in the "Setting" menu.
Step7. Click "OK" to start importing videos from Canon HF200. When finished, a confirmation message will pop up.
That's it. After you finish transferring videos on Canon HF200 to your PC, you can playback and edit the recordings easily on the media apps on your computer.
Please note that even though you successfully transfer Canon HF200 videos to your computer, that doesn't mean you can successfully open them on your computer. The Canon HF200 records in AVCHD MTS footage. Though many editing and playback software like Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Premiere, Lightworks, etc claims that it supports AVCHD MTS files, in fact, there are many limitations, like video frame rate, video and audio properties, system requirements, and so on. So you might fail to import the AVCHD MTS videos from Canon HF200 into your editing software or media player though it states it can. For cases like this, you need to convert the transferred videos from Canon camcorder before you can use them. Use the iOrgSoft AVCHD Video Converter (AVCHD Converter for Mac) to help you.
iOrgSoft AVCHD Video Converter helps you to convert AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) recordings from camcorders like Canon HF200 to a more easy-to-play video format for further use.
Click "Add Files" button to load Canon HF200 AVCHD files from your computer. Optionally, you are able to directly drag the video files into the program. This software supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files at a time.
After importing the files, you can choose to combine the imported files into a single one by checking the "Merge" box.
And then, you can click the "Profile" option menu to open the output format list.
You'll see the output formats are categorized by the applications' name. So that, you can easily find the needed output format according to your application or device's name. For example, if you want to convert AVCHD MTS to Sony Vegas for editing, you can go to "Premiere" category to choose the Premeire supported MP4 as output format.
When finishing selecting output fomrat, if you want to customize the output video and audio properties, you can click "Settings" button to change the output parameters.
Below the "Profile", there is the "Save to" option menu where you can choose the output folder to save your converted files. Please ensure that the output folder you've chosen is free enough to save your converted files.
By clicking the conversion icon on the main interface, you can start converting your transferred videos from Canon HF200.
You can see the conversion progress from the progress bar. Please note that if your output location has no enough space to save output files, the conversion will fails.
When completes successfully, a confirmation message will appears.