Summary: If you are looking for a smooth workflow between Olympus Stylus 1s and Apple iMovie, you will have interest in this post. It elaborates how to convert Olympus Stylus 1s video to QuickTime MOV format for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
Recently, Olympus has refreshed its Stylus 1 camera by announcing the Olympus Stylus 1s, which will be exclusive to the Japanese market for now. If you just have a Stylus 1s camera and plan on editing its footage in Apple iMovie, you may wish to learn the easiest and most directly workflow between Olympus Stylus 1s and iMovie. In this post, we will show you how to transcode Stylus 1s camera footage to Apple’s InterMediate Codec, the best suited editing format for using within Apple iMovie and Final Cut Express in simple steps. This requires third party converter software. Considering the ease of use and lossless quality, we will recommend HD Video Converter for Mac, which works beautifully as an Olympus Stylus 1s Video Converter for Mac iMovie. This program features optimized AIC .MOV output for iMovie, being able to transcode Olympus Stylus 1s shootings for editing in iMovie maintaining original quality. It is not free but will be well worth it. You can download a free trial version to see if it is able to do what you want.
Olympus Stylus 1s workflow with iMovie – how to convert Stylus 1s video to AIC .mov for Apple iMovie?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Olympus Stylus 1s Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
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 using this Olympus Stylus 1s Converter for iMovie, 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 Stylus 1s video to iMovie 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 use in Apple iMovie’8/9/11 or FCE with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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