Import videos from Canon FS300 to Mac FCP, iMovie, QuickTime

Bought the FS300 because of great zoom and battery life as opposed to HD cameras. I am now running into the issue. The Canon FS300 can’t sync to or be recognized on my Mac. When I put my SD card in and it says that it is a .MOD file, but the QuickTime or FCP, iMovie can’t play, edit the MOV video as I wish. Seraching widely, I got some clues. Now share a solution to importing video from Canon F300 to Mac FCP, iMovie, QucikTime for easier editing and playback.

In fact, MOD isn’t a Mac friendly format. If you wanna open this MOV footage in QuickTime or edit in iMovie ’11, Final Cut Pro 7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Express, the most effective method is to convert Canon FS300 MOD to Mac compatible video format i.e. MOV. For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode Sony Canon FS300 videos for editing, playing on Mac OS X in detail. Below is how.

1. Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

The program deals with HD/Full HD shootings in file extensions of *.mod, *.mts, *.m2ts, *.mov, *.mxf, *.tod, *.avi, *.mp4 taken with Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC and various other camcorders. And it exports different professional professional encoders including ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) etc – nsuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working withFinal Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie. If you’re editing Canon FS300 MOD footage on Mac, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from below.

2.  Launch the best MOD Converter Mac and click add button to import .mod video(s) to the program.

3. Click “format” bar to choose the output format. There are many output format for you to choose: you can freely choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), or iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov). If you only want to play Canon F300 MOD on Mac with QuicTime, just choose MOV format from Common Video.

4. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Canon FS300 MOD to Mac iMovie/FCP/QuickTime friendly format on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, you can get the transcode Caon FS300 videos for editing, playing on Mac with ease.