Run into issues working with Canon EOS 80D MOV/MP4 video in iMovie? No worry, this post will help you out. It presents a workaround to transcode Canon 80D MOV/MP4 files to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie beautifully.
iMovie won’t import .mp4 files taken with Canon EOS 80D
“Hello, everyone, I’ve copied a lot of .mp4 files from my friend’s Canon EOS 80D. I tried to import them into iMovie, but iMovie refused to import them. They are 1080/60p files. I click File, import movies, but all the files are not selectable. Any suggestions?”
The EOS 80D supports Full High-Definition (Full HD) movie shooting in MOV and MP4 formats. You can select the movie’s recording format depending on final uses. The MOV movie is recorded in the MOV format with file extension .MOV, which is convenient for editing with a computer. The MP4 movie is recorded in the MP4 format with file extension .MP4, which is compatible with a larger range of playback systems than the MOV format.
If for some reason you are having problems importing 80D 60p MOV/MP4 files to iMovie, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is compatible with iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of converting EOS 80D MOV/MP4 video to AIC for iMovie editing.
A quick guide on how to rewrap EOS 80D MOV/MP4 video for iMovie editing via AIC codec
Follow these steps:
Download and install HD Video Converter for Mac, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional EOS Video to iMovie Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This output format is also suitable for editing in Final Cut Express.
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 (for advanced users)
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 EOS 80D MOV/MP4 video to AIC conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated AIC QuickTime files for transferring and editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
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