Came upon issues working with Canon 77D video in iMovie? If so, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode EOS 77D H.264 footage to AIC .mov for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
EOS 77D video clips are choppy in iMovie
“Hello guys, I’m using H.264 footage from Canon EOS 77D in iMovie. Some of my video clips are choppy and jersey even though they were all taken with the same camera. I am trying to play the clips at a faster speed and they are choppy as well, starting then pausing for a while then resuming playing then pausing again. I’m using iMovie 10.1.1 on my Macbook 15″ bought in late 2013. How can I go through this? Any suggestions?”
The EOS 77D offers a fairly standard HD video feature set, and can record up to 1080/60p. If for whatever reason you are having issues editing Canon 77D video in iMovie, we would recommend processing ‘transcoded editing’. It means you convert the footage to a format that is best suitable for iMovie first, then import them to iMovie for editing smoothly.
How to convert EOS 77D video for iMovie editing?
Step 1: Open up HD Converter for Mac as a Canon EOS 77D Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert Canon EOS 77D video files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
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 EOS 77D video files 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.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.