September 1 2016
Have trouble importing Canon 5D Mark IV MOV files into iMovie? If so, follow the quick-start guide to learn how to convert 5D Mark IV MOV to Apple InterMediate Codec for editing in iMovie without quality loss.
The Canon EOS 5D series add a new member 5D Mark IV, with plenty of useful upgrades compared to its well-loved predecessor. It is capable of recording Digital Cinema standard 4K (Motion JPEG) videos of4096 x 2160 pixels at up to 30 fps. It’s also able to shoot Full HD video at up to 60 fps and HD video at up to 120 fps, and supports both MOV and MP4 formats for HD and Full HD right out of the camera for easy distribution or for use in editing software. However, problems exist(unexpected crash) when import Full HD MOV videos from Canon 5D Mark IV to iMovie. Then, how to edit 5D Mark IV footage in Windows Movie Maker without problems?
As we all know, MOV is said to be supported by iMovie, why iMovie doesn't accept Canon 5D Mark IV MOV files? Actually, the highly compressed H.264 MOV files from 5D MK 4 is good for editing in iMovie. To get iMovie working beautifully with 5D Mark IV video files, the best method is to transcode 5D Mark IV MOV to iMovie natively supports. The following guide will detail you how to convert 5D Mark IV MOV to iMovie friendly file type.
How to Convert Canon 5D Mark IV video files to work in iMovie
The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft Video Converter for Mac. This program is good at encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MXF, MKV, XAVC, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. AIC for iMoive, ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer. In this guide, we will run it as a Canon MOV to iMovie Converter to convert Canon 5D Mark IV to AIC for iMovie.
More than dealing with 5D MK 4 recordings, you can also use it to handle H.264 MOV footage shot by Canon EOS 5D Mark III/Mark II, 550D(Rebel T2i), Canon EOS 650D(Rebel T4i), EOS 700D(Rebel T5i) and more. Download the MOV converter on Mac and follow the tutorial.
Step 1: Run the best Canon MOV to iMovie Converter and load the 5D Mark IV H.264 MOV recordings to it.(Note that to save time, you can add multiple files for conversion at a time since batch conversion is supported.)