4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2013 1:36 AM by Valckenier
Valckenier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I consider to buy the new Canon XA 20 camcorder, which will be available in The Netherlands shortly. In the list 'Supported camera's iMovie I read about the Canon XA20: "iMovie does not support footage recorded in 1080-50p from this Camcorder". Does anyone know if iMovie'11 supports the format: 1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17 Mbps). It seems to be possible recording in this format with the XA20.

Thanks!


iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1. Re: Does iMovie'11 support Canon XA20 (1920x1080 50i) ?
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    1080/50i 24mbps is supported by the actual vers11

     

    for 1080/50p, or material beyond 24mbps, you have to switch to FCPX

     

    ......... or wait 'til October, when hopefully iM jumps from vers11 to vers14

  • 2. Re: Does iMovie'11 support Canon XA20 (1920x1080 50i) ?
    John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)

    Karsten Schlüter wrote:

     

    ......... or wait 'til October, when hopefully iM jumps from vers11 to vers14

    Stop teasing us Karsten! Can't stand waiting that long!

     

    Regards

    John

  • 3. Re: Does iMovie'11 support Canon XA20 (1920x1080 50i) ?
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    John Cogdell wrote:

    … Stop teasing us Karsten! …

    naw, just kiddin'!

     

    "those who know, don't tell. those who tell, don't know."

     

    I have no insights, just common sense: iM11 is FOUR years old, FCPX meanwhile offers 'everything', the average hobbyist misses in consumer-tool iM (e.g. support of AVCHD v2, plugins), and - insight info ahead! - on the other hand, Apple is busy preparing  transition from Quicktime to AVFoundation. And, looking beyond Cupertinos horizon (I have this priviledge as a non-Apple employee), 'video' gets more&more popular, Vine, Facebook, Instagram, to mention a few. Integration of these 'social networks' is another area .......

     

    so, it's just an 'educated guess' when and what will happen.-

     

    October would be my choice as marketing-expert.

    And October has 5 Tuesdays this year ... we'll see.-

     

     

     

    (to Mods: sorry for speculating! once a year I HAVE to …)

  • 4. Re: Does iMovie'11 support Canon XA20 (1920x1080 50i) ?
    Valckenier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Cherry1988,

    Thanks for your advice. In the meantime I bought the Canon camera. Indeed it's possible to edit images recorded in AVCHD 50i with iMovie.

    I hope that iMovie'13 (available in october?) will support AVCHD 50p.