Do you have an AVCHD camcorder? If yes, then you need read this carefully. In this article, we will mainly introduce particular model of AVCHD camcorders, then discuss on how to backup their recording footage by converting AVCHD M2TS file to popular video formats.
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Excellent video quality, 60GB hard drive, attractive and understated design. Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon Vixia HG20 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price.
Canon Vixia HG20 is an excellent HD camcorder that's reasonably easy to operate out of the box and looks good, too. It's almost identical to the company's Vixia HF11, but rather than recording mainly to internal flash memory, it records to a hard drive. As for performance, it's as good if not better than Sony Handycam HDR-SR11. So in the end, it comes down to a preference for flash memory or hard-disk drive as your storage medium of choice. And if it's for flash, your willingness to pay extra for it.
Apart from JVC, majority of consumer camcorders in currunt market use AVCHD format. And the file extension of AVCHD format is .m2ts / .mts. Though Picture Motion Browser, which is an M2TS player application provided with Sony AVCHD camcorders, supports playback AVCHD M2TS natively, you still need to consider a lot to make them playable smoothly. Since you know even rewind Canon Vixia HG20 M2TS video on a moderate Mac computer, it will cause over-heat of that machine. Let alone these troubles like M2TS codec out-of-date, M2TS Player crash, or the missing of original Canon Vixia HG20 M2TS footages.
Accordingly, you need to make digital backup of your Canon Vixia HG20 M2TS shootings. And the straight forward method is converting M2TS to more popular and computer friend formats, like M2TS to MP4, AVI, MOV, etc.
VideoProc is the picked AVCHD Camcorder Video Backup Software. This all-in-one video processor can help you backup Sony, Canon (HG 10/20), Panasonic AVCHD and JVC MOD video to AVI, MP4 or other formats you want. It even can transfer your Canon Vixia HG20 M2TS recordings to iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Huawei, Google Nexus, Xbox, PS3/4 and other portable devices.
Speed: The feature to support Multi-core CPU within this solid Canon Vixia HG20 video converter allows you to take full advantages of up to 8 Core to maximally increase the processing speed. Moreover, it suppots GPU and CPU hardware acceleration so that the conversion speed is 5x faster than other converters in the market.
Quality: The embedded High Quality Engine delivers the purity of original Canon Vixia HG20 recording image quality. Besides, De-interlacing Engine will upscale your 1080i or 720i to 1080p Ful-HD. After backup your Canon Vixia HG20 recordings, the output pictures are just as vivid as watching through LCD Watch Panel.
Step 1. Add Source File
Open VideoProc and click Video button to enter video processing window. Click "+Video" button to add the footage shot by Cannon Vixia HG20 to the program.
Step2. Select output format
Click "Video" tab on the bottom of the interface and select one format (for example MP4 H264) as output profile. Also, you can click "Target Format" to get access to full list of output profiles, including general video formats, devices, webs, music and more.
Step 3. Set output folder
Click "Browse" to select an output folder for saving the resulting file.
Step 4. Start Converting
Click RUN button to start converting Canon Vixia HG20 shootings to the desired format.
• Video Transcoder: Transcode videos to HEVC, H.264, AVI, MOV, 3GP etc, with ease.
• Video Editor: Cut, merge, crop, rotate, flip videos, and enhance video quality.
• Also plays as a DVD converter, video downloader and screen recorder.
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