Summary: If you are shooting with a Canon EOS DSLR or something similar, you may have import issues while editing its H.264 .mov footage in Magix Movie Edit Pro. In this article, we will show you how convert H.264 .mov files to editable files for use in Magix Movie Edit Pro with very good quality.
User Question: Needed to convert H.264/MOV files for Magix Movie Edit Pro 14
”I’ve just bought a Canon EOS 70D camera, which creates video in H.264/MOV format (up to 1920×1080) but my editing software (Magix Edit Pro 14) will not touch these MOV files. I heard that I needed to convert H.264 files to a format that is compatible with Magix Edit Pro 14 before editing. Is that true? If so, can anybody kindly recommend an easy-to-use and affordable converter to do so? I would greatly appreciate it.”
Assuming you are shooting with a DSLR from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, or Olympus that records footage in H.264 .mov format, you may be probably in the same situation as mentioned above. That’s because the H.264 is a highly compressed format proper for capture and delivery, but not suitable for editing. In that case, it’s necessary to convert H.264 MOV files to an intermediate format that is friendly with Magix Movie Edit Pro 14, like AVI, WMV, MPG, and MP4. (AVI and WMV format are naturally supported by Magix Movie Edit Pro 14, and other alternative formats are MP4, MOV and MPG).
In the guide below, we will present how to convert H.264 MOV footage to AVI for use in Magix Movie Edit Pro. You can follow it to make Magix Movie Edit Pro work with your H.264 MOV media fluidly.
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How to convert H.264 MOV to AVI for Magix Movie Edit Pro?
To make Magix Movie Edit Pro work with H.264 files, you require a simple MOV to DV AVI conversion. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter as a professional MOV to Magix Movie Edit Pro Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load MOV video to it.
Step 2: Select DV AVI as output format for Magix Movie Edit Pro.
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
In case that you don’t know which DV format is best suited for Magix Movie Edit Pro, you can switch to ‘HD AVI’ format under ‘HD Video’ column. This format can also work in Magix Movie Edit Pro with good quality.
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: Adjust 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: Click ‘Convert’ to start H.264 MOV to AVI conversion for Magix Movie Edit Pro.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DV AVI or HD AVI files for using in Magix Movie Edit Pro with optimum performance.
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