I am a Canon fan and actually I have newly obtained a Canon Vixia HF S21 camcorder. It produces 1920*1080 HD videos, and it supports video recording for more than 8 hours with the 64 GB internal flash drive. What is more, it provides double slots for SD memory cards.
Regarding the recorded video format, the Canon HF S21 captured videos are in AVCHD .mts file format with MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 as video codec and Dolby 2 channel (AC-3) as audio codec.
Of course, you can use a lot of video editing software to edit your videos. It is very easy to transfer the HF S21 MTS videos onto your computer hard drive, and then make the video editing with the video editing software. If you are using Mac computer, you can also use iMovie to download videos to Apple hard drive. Just connect the camcorder to iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, and HF S21 could be recognized by iMovie for loading videos.
Even though the Canon HF S21 videos can be recognized by iMovie or other tools, you will find it problemsome to import those camcorder videos to the video editing software like Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express, just because of the video format issue.
Then what I did to solve this problem? I just make simple video conversion for the video editing and the video playback on my favorite iPod. A powerful MTS video converter can handle the video conversion for the video editing since it output the needed video format which is workable with all the video editing software. Well, if you need no video editing and just want to play the Canon HF S21 HD video on iPod, then a powerful iPod converter like Leawo iPod Converter is all you need. This iPod Converter is worthy recommendation because it can not only convert Canon HF S21 HD videos to iPod with the perfect output quality, but also provides practical video editing features.
What is more, this iPod converter is absolutely easy to use with its intuitive interface, requiring no special technical knowledge. And after the fast video conversion, you just need to sync the videos to iPod and then you can enjoy all the wonderful recorded moments on your iPod. As mentioned above, if you are using a Macbook, you can download iPod converter for mac, which also has wonderful performance.