How can I work with Olympus OM-D E-M5 II video on Mac through iMovie and FCP X? Read this post to get what you want. It displays the steps required to transcode Olympus OM-D E-M5 II video to AIC/ProRes .mov for use in iMovie and FCP X smoothly.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II interchangeable-lens camera offers the ability to shoot 40 megapixel images, from a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor. Stunning HD video recording has been noticeably improved on the E-M5 Mark II, with 5-axis IS, improved 77Mbps encoding, plus all the video resolutions and frame rates you could want including 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), and 640 x 480 (30p) (all of these are selectable despite what region you are in).
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II records video files in MPEG-4AVC/H.264 encoded MOV and Motion JPEG compressed AVI format. If you came upon issues editing Olympus OM-D E-M5 II files on Mac through iMovie or FCP X, you may follow the guide below to convert Olympus OM-D E-M5 II files to a Mac friendly format that is well compatible with your editing program before start.
[Guide] How to convert Olympus OM-D E-M5 II video for editing in iMovie and FCP X?
Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Olympus OM-D E-M5 II video 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.
To transcode Olympus OM-D E-M5 II video files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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 (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: Begin Olympus OM-D E-M5 II movies to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie or FCP X with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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