How to edit Fujifilm X-Pro2 video in iMovie?

If for any reason you need to transcode Fujifilm X-Pro2 recording for editing in Apple iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It guides you through the process of converting Fuji X-Pro2 footage to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie flawlessly.
transcode Fujifilm X-Pro2 recording for editing in iMovie
How can I edit Fujifilm X-Pro2 video in iMovie smoothly?

“Hi there, I have recorded a bundle of video clips with my new Fujifilm X-Pro2. I would like to edit them in iMovie. iMovie is able to recognize the footage from Fujifilm X-Pro2, but the entire editing process is not stable and reliable. Hopefully those of you with some experience can give me some guidance on this. Thanks in advance.”

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a photo camera that can (in a “by the way” fashion) shoot 1080p Full HD video. It is a nice addition to Fuji’s camera line. If for whatever reason you are unable to work with X-Pro2 video in iMovie smoothly, we would recommend converting them to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec, iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to transcode Fuji X-Pro2 video to iMovie preferred AIC .mov.

How to convert Fuji X-Pro2 video to iMovie preferred AIC .mov?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
convert Fuji X-Pro2 footage to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie

The steps:
1. Start up HD Converter for Mac as a professional Fujifilm X-Pro2 Converter for iMovie, and then click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
edit Fujifilm X-Pro2 video in iMovie

Step 2: Select AIC .mov as output format for iMovie
To convert Fujifilm X-Pro2 video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Converter for iMovie
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 Fujifilm X-Pro2 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.

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

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