If you are getting into troubles working with Canon PowerShot G5 X MP4 video files in iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Canon G5 X H.264 footage to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie stably and smoothly.
Canon PowerShot G5 X is able to shoot movies in MP4 container (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC [Stereo]) up to 1080-60p (59.94 fps). It seems that Canon won’t attempt to rival the Sony RX100 IV in 4K department. However, you will be able to control both focus and exposure of your movies manually, should you wish. Both NTSC and PAL frame rates are included, incidentally, so if you want to shoot for relatives overseas the G5X should also support their TVs.
Normally, to work with camera footage in iMovie, you just need to connect your camera to your computer and iMovie will navigate to your camera’s video files and import the video files from your camera directly from the iMovie > File > Import Movies… menu item. But if for some reason you are having problems importing Canon G5 X MP4 files to iMovie, we would recommend transcoding Canon G5 X MP4 files to AIC .mov for a fast and fluid workflow. Here’s a quick guide telling you how to convert Canon G5 X H.264 MP4 files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
How to convert Canon G5 X MP4 files to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie editing?
To do this:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon G5 X MP4 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
For the purpose of converting Canon G5 X MP4 files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This format is suitable for use in iMovie and the discontinued 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 (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 Canon G5 X MP4 to MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips: The conversion process may cost a little longer time, in this situation, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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