Couldn’t figure out a smooth way to work with Canon 5D MK III 1080p H.264 video in iMovie? If so, you are in the right place. This thread explains an easy workaround to transcode 5D MK III 1080p H.264 materials to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
More than shooting high-resolution still images, the EOS 5D Mark III is also ideal to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities make it possible to shoot video recordings in [1920 x 1080] at 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps, [1280 x 720] at 60 fps / 50 fps, and [640 x 480] at 30 fps / 25 fps.
The EOS 5D Mark III records movies in MOV container employing MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codec, which is a compress format suitable for capture and delivery, but not quite good for editing. For a fast and fluid Canon 5D MK III 1080p H.264 workflow in Apple iMovie, we would recommend converting Canon 5D MK III 1080p H.264 files to AIC .mov first. Apple InterMediate Codec is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to transcode 5D MK III 1080p H.264 video to iMovie preferred AIC .mov format.
[Guide] How to transcode Canon 5D MK III 1080p H.264 video files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?
1. Start up HD Converter for Mac as a professional Canon 5D MK III H.264 Converter for iMovie, and then click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
Step 2: Select AIC .mov as output format for iMovie
To convert Canon 5D MK III 1080p H.264 video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin Canon 5D MK III 1080p H.264 video to AIC MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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