Summary: For some reason, the Canon Rebel T4i H.264 MOV files do not work smoothly when editing within NLEs like iMovie, FCE, and Avid. In this case, you will need to convert EOS 650D 50p/60p MOV to a format that is best suited for your editing programs. This guide details the required steps to do format shifting.
The Canon Rebel T4i is known as the Kiss X6i in Japan and the EOS 650D outside North America. It takes the place of its predecessor and retains the movie modes of the massively popular Rebel T3i / EOS 600D which has held the upper entry-level position in the EOS line-up since its release. In PAL mode, it is able to record footage in 1080p25, 1080p24, 720p50 and 640p25. Switching to NTSC mode, it is capable of capturing video files in 1080p30, 1080p24, 720p60 and 640p30, in other words, the 25 and 50fps modes are substituted for 30 and 60fps modes.
The Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D encodes video shootings using highly compressed H.264 codec with uncompressed PCM audio and stores footage in a QuickTimes MOV wrapper. For some reason, the Canon Rebel T4i H.264 MOV files do not work smoothly when editing within NLEs like iMovie, FCE, and Avid. In this case, you will need to convert EOS 650D 50p/60p MOV to a format that is best suited for your editing programs. That’s where third party format converter software comes in. To transcode Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV to iMoive, FCE and Avid for further editing, we would recommend Video Converter for Mac. It generates QuickTime files well compatible with iMovie, FCE and Avid, without causing any audio and video out of sync issues. Best of all, it comes with easy-to-use interface, and you can quickly master how to use it even if you are a first-time user.
How can I edit Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D H.264 MOV in iMovie, FCE and Avid?
To be able to import Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV to iMovie, FCE, and Avid, you will need to convert Canon video files to your editing program readable formats. For instance, you will need to convert Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV to AIC for using in iMovie and FCE, transcode Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV to DNxHD for Avid systems. To do format conversion using Video Converter for Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac as a Mac Canon T4i Video Converter. Once the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import H.264 MOV shootings captured by a Canon DSLR. You can load directly from Canon 650D camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie, FCE, and Avid
In order to edit Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV files in iMovie and FCE, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
For the purpose of importing and editing Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV video files in Avid, from the Format bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD(*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
To be able to use Rebel T4i/EOS 650D H.264 MOV footage in FCP 7/6 or FCP X, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
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 (for advanced user)
If you are an advanced user and want to adjust video and audio settings like bit rate, frame rate, etc. in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting Canon T4i MOV footage for using within iMovie 8’/9/11, FCE, and Avid and Media Composer.
Tips: You can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.
Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated MOV QuickTime files for using in iMovie, Final Cut Express, and Avid.
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