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How to Edit Canon 5D Mark IV MOV in iMovie Perfectly

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.

How to Edit Canon 5D Mark IV MOV in iMovie Perfectly

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.) 


Step 2: Select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for converting 5D Mark IV MOV to AIC for iMovie by clicking the Format box.

Tip: By clicking “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3: Click “Convert” and start the Canon 5D Mark IV MOV to AIC conversion on Mac OS X immediately.

More Tricks and tips for the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion:

1. If you want to combine several clips into one, please tick the box “Merge into one”;
2. In order to split videos beyond the size limitation while uploading to website, please click the “Split” button on the mian interface
3. If you want the HD converted files with a smaller size, please reduce the video size in Settings from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720

When the conversion is 100% completed, you can easily and effortlessly add the converted AIC MOV files to iMovie. You can bring and edit Canon 5D Mark IV footage in iMovie without any issue.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit Canon 5D Mark IV camera videos in Final Cut Pro, you just need to choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output. 

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