Summary: If you are looking for a solution to make iMovie/FCE accept Canon 70D movies correctly, you are in the right place. This post details how to encode Canon EOS 70D H.264 MOV files to AIC .mov for working with iMovie or FCE beautifully.
Plan on converting Canon 70D footage to MOV for editing in iMovie
“Hi, guys, can you help please? I’m looking for a converter that is able to convert Canon EOS 70D footage to MOV format or something else so I can edit them in iMovie without glitches. I shot my grandson’s birthday party with my new purchased Canon 70D DSLR. He turned 6. And I plan on editing 70D video files in iMovie and putting the video on YouTube. I use to use Sony Movie Studio, when I editing on a Windows based PC. But now I just use Apple iMovie. It is totally new for me. Can anyone kindly recommend a helpful video converter to do this? Thanks a lot.”
The EOS 70D offers similar movie quality options to the EOS 6D: you can choose to film in 720p at 50p or 60p, or in 1920 x 1080 at 24p, 25p or 30p. Like all Canon DSLRs, the EOS 70D stores video files in H.264 compressed MOV recording format. As a highly compressed video codec, the H.264 is ideal for capture and delivery, but not quite suited for editing. To be able to import EOS 70D MOV files to iMovie/FCE for editing smoothly, we would suggest that you use Video Converter for Mac to transcode 70D H.264 MOV to Apple InterMediate Codec, iMovie/FCE’s favorite editing codec in advance.
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You are able to drag all your 70D files to this program and convert then all at once. You don’t have to stay there and do one at a time.
EOS 70D and iMovie/FCE – how to convert Canon EOS 70D MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Canon 70D Video Converter for Mac. 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, 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 70D video to MOV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start Canon EOS 70D H.264 MOV 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 or Final Cut Express 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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