Canon Rebel T7i and iMovie workflow

Came upon issues working with Canon Rebel T7i footage in Apple iMovie? Trying to figure out a smooth workflow between EOS T7i and iMovie? If so, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to edit Canon T7i videos in iMovie fluidly.
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How can I handle Canon EOS T7i video files in iMovie flawlessly?
“Hi folks, I’ve recorded a bundle of video clips using my new Canon Rebel T7i camera. The movie resolution is 1280×720 at 60p. The file format is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with stereo linear PCM audio in MOV container. I’d like to create a project to share with my friends and family. iMovie is able to recognize my camera, but the editing process is unstable and unreliable. Is there anything I can do to go through this? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.”

If for whatever reason you are having problems working with Rebel T7i files in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding the footage to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec, iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Here’s how.

How to convert Canon Rebel T7i MOV files to AIC for iMovie editing?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
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To be able to convert Canon EOS T7i MOV clips to Apple InterMediateCode (AIC) for editing within iMovie, follow these steps:

Step 1: Start up HD Converter for Mac as a Mac Canon EOS T7i MOV Converter. Once the main interface appears, click ‘Add Video’ or ‘Add from folder’ button to import H.264 MOV shootings captured by a Canon T7i SLR Digital Camera.

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
For the purpose of importing and editing Canon EOS T7i video files in iMovie, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ 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: Advanced settings (for advanced user)
If you are an advanced user and want to custom video and audio settings like bit rate, sample 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 EOS T7i MOV footage for using within iMovie. If you have the intention to convert Canon MOV footage for editing in Avid and FCP X, this Mac format converter program can also help you out.

By the way, if you don’t want to wait in front of the computer for the entire conversion process, you can put check mark into ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ checkbox and go away to do other things.

Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated AIC MOV QuickTime files for using in iMovie. As AIC is iMovie’s native editing format, there’s no furthering rendering process required when importing AIC files to iMovie for editing.

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