Summary: If you are shooting with a Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera, you will find it puts video files into MP4 recording format. If you intend to import and edit Canon G1 X Mark II MP4 in iMovie/FCE on Mac without glitches, you will need to transcode G1 X Mark II MP4 video to QuickTime MOV before you start editing.
Importing Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II .mp4 files crashing iMovie
“I am becoming more and more frustrated with this new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera… can anyone help? I am an advanced iMovie user and have hit a wall with this G1 X Mark II Digital Camera designed by Canon. Hoping someone has the genius in them to help me understand why the G1 X Mark II.mp4 files are crashing iMovie almost every time I try to import. The file format is as follows – H.264 Full HD 1920X1080 @ 30fps. I’ve contacted Canon support several times which led me to teaching them how to use their own product. They have no clue, it’s sad. Please help if you have a solution. Thank you!”
Video details of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II DSLR:
Video: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 30 fps (29.97)
Full HD, Star Time-Lapse Movie 1920 x 1080: 15 fps (14.985), 30 fps (29.97)
iFrame Movie 1920 x 1080: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Digest Movie 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect 1280 x 720*1: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480*1: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
If you want to have access to edit G1 X Mark II MP4 in iMovie/FCE without a glitch, you will need to convert G1 X Mark II MP4 to Apple’s InterMediate Codec (AIC), iMovie and FCE’s favorite editing format in advance. To do format conversion, we would recommend our Video Converter for Mac, which works well as a Canon MP4 to MOV Converter for Mac.
Canon G1 X Mark II and iMovie/FCE workflow: rewrap G1 X Mark II MP4 to QuickTime AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac
To convert G1 X Mark II MP4 to QuickTime AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up our Video Converter as a Canon MP4 to iMovie/FCE AIC Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media into it.
Step 2: 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 PowerShot G1 X Mark II MP4 to iMovie/FCE AIC conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format 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 or Final Cut Express.
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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