Olympus E-PL7 and iMovie – import E-PL7 video to iMovie

Summary: How can I make iMovie work with Olympus E-PL7 footage smoothly without glitches? If you are looking for an answer to this question, you may have interest in this post. It elaborates a workaround to transcode E-PL7 MOV/AVI video to Apple InterMediate Codec for editing in iMovie fluently.
Olympus has refreshed its entry-level mirrorless line by announcing the PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera. Like E-PL5 and E-PL6, the E-PL7 also stores video files in MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) and AVI (Motion JPEG) recording format. Users are capable of filming MOV movies in Full HD 1920 x 1080 and HD 1280 x 720 at 30p (29.97fps), and shooting AVI Motion JPEG video files in HD 1280 x 720 and SD 640 x 480 at 30fps. The PEN E-PL7 delivers beautiful video quality with high resolution, but sometimes you may encounter troubles while editing E-PL7 footage in NLE apps like iMovie. To make Olympus E-PL7 workflow with iMovie more smoothly, we would recommend that you convert Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI movies to AIC, iMovie’s favorite editing codec in advance. Through this way, you are able to edit Olympus E-PL7 video in iMovie with optimum performance.

To process format conversion for iMovie, we would recommend Video Converter for Mac, which works excellently as an Olympus E-PL7 Video Converter for Mac, and offers an optimized format preset for iMovie, amongst all the others it offers. You can download a free trial to see how it works.

Download a free trial of Video Converter for Mac
Olympus E-PL7 Video Converter for Mac
You are able to drag all your E-PL7 files to this program and convert then all at once. You don’t have to stay there and do one at a time.

Olympus E-PL7 and iMovie – how to encode E-PL7 MOV/AVI footage to AIC for iMovie?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a E-PL7 Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
E-PL7 Video Converter for iMovie

Step 2: From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
iMovie work with Olympus E-PL7 footage
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 Olympus E-PL7 video to MOV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start Olympus E-PL7 MOV/AVI to QuickTime conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing with iMovie’11/9/8 with optimum performance.

If you don’t want to wait for theentire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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