This topic covers the way to transcode Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D footage in format of MP4 to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), so that you can smoothly import Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D clips into iMovie 11 or its former version to create your home video.
“Hi, guys! I’m a program Security Officer, and I’m going to retire in one months. By then, I will have lots of time for travel, church and other family activities. I have a Sony Handycam which I used to shoot video with, and it puts all the video in m2ts file formats. Now I intend to switch to a Canon EOS 750D (also known as Rebel T6i) camera, so that I can use it for my new travel and all meaningful activities, but I have one question, does iMovie natively support Canon EOS 750D footage? If not, is there any way to make iMovie work with Rebel T6i footage? I don’t want to have import issues anymore like handling Sony m2ts video files. Many thanks!”
Unlike other cameras in EOS family (e.g. Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D, Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D, Canon Rebel T5i / EOS 700D, Canon EOS 5D Mark 3, Canon EOS 7D) record footage in MOV format, the Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i records footage in MP4 format, which is a highly compressed format for capture and delivery, but not quite good enough for editing. If you try to import Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D media to iMovie for basic editing, we would recommend that you use HD Video Converter for Mac to transcode Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D MP4 to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), the best suited editing codec for iMovie. The HD Video Converter for Mac works great as a Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D Video Converter, which is much better than similar programs when getting the video and audio to sync.
Does iMovie natively support Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i?
To make iMovie natively work with Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D MP4 footage, you will need to convert Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D MP4 to AIC in the first place. Please follow these steps:
1. Free download the Canon EOS 750D(Rebel T6i) MP4 Converter for Mac. Install and run it. The main interface appears as below:
2. Click on ‘Add File’ to add your EOS 750D(Rebel T6i) MP4 footage from your camera or from a card reader, or from an archived folder that contains your source media.
3. From the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. The AIC codec is also accepted by Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro.
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.
4. (Optional) If you intend to modify video and audio settings in your own way, you can click on ‘Settings’ to do so. On the popup ‘Profile Settings’ panel, you are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters such as video codec, video bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, audio bit rate, sample rate and audio channels.
5. When ready, click on ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D MP4 footage to AIC – the best suited editing format for using within Apple iMovie Version 11, 8, or 9.
6. When the footage transcoding process is complete, click on ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC QuickTime files and import them to iMovie for editing smoothly.
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