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    I'm just beginning to film some of my outdoor trips. I've never filmed really anything before and not real tech savvy. The first hurdle I ran into is converting formats so that they can be uploaded onto the internet. I'd like to be able to share them with family and friends back home.

    I got some great footage of two black bears while fishing on a lake down on the KP, it's in 60p and 1920x1080 HD. But I haven't been able to do anything with it in it's current format. I guess with Canons, the format is in an MVI format and nothing on the internet will allow it to be uploaded in that format.

    Finally, to my question. Can anyone recommend a program for converting video formats? What about editing? There seems to be a thousand different programs for this but it's hard to get a line on which are best. The biggest thing to me is being able to keep the image quality from the original when changing formats. I've tried a couple "free" trial versions and the quality is horrible after conversion.

    Thanks,

    Riley

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    Mossy
    Try this one out.

    http://www.idealshare.net/mvi-converter.html

    Here's another you can try. Check out the trial version and if it's good for you you can order the full version.

    http://www.vconsoft.com/video-converter/

    If you're using a Windows machine you can download Windows Movie Maker which will allow you to do some editing while not costing you anything.

    Program: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/w...maker-download

    Instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/w...ws-movie-maker

    If you want to get serious about editing you will want something like Adobe Premier but it's very costly.
    I have a copy but only because of work.

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    I guess I should have mentioned but I just made the switch from a PC to a Mac.

    Thanks for the reply, it's much appreciated!

    Riley

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    The MAC has IMovie built in for video editing.

    And I think the second converter I posted has a MAC version.

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    Open/import footage in iMovie, export it out in the format you need...

    .mov will upload to the more common online sites without issue....

    Where are you wanting to post the footage to?...
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    pull my finger....

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    Thanks guys I'll give it a whirl...I'm looking to either post video to my wife and I's blog, facebook, and the forums here.

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    From the iLife 11 Help. I didn't look to see if the earlier iLife versions supported your cameras model.
    iMovie does not support footage recorded in 1080-60p from this Camcorder

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