We write this tutorial to help those who are having issues importing Panasonic HC‑X1000 4K MP4 files into iMovie for further editing. It explains a workaround to transcode HC‑X1000 4K MP4 media into Apple InterMediate Codec for use in Apple iMovie with optimum performance.
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is Panasonic’s first 4K offering in the prosumer camcorder market. It’s also the world’s first camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p images onto an SD card. However, you will find managing the 4K files in an existing system very difficult. From ingestion to edit, after effects linking and export, you will find everything is over twice as slow when compared to editing 1080p footage.
To be able to work with Panasonic HC‑X1000 4K MP4 files in iMovie smoothly, we would recommend transcoding HC‑X1000 4K video to AIC .mov first. The AIC is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a short tutorial on how to convert Panasonic HC‑X1000 4K MP4 to AIC for iMovie editing.
How to convert HC‑X1000 4K MP4 files to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie editing?
To do this:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional HC‑X1000 4K MP4 Converter for Mac iMovie. 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 HC‑X1000 4K 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 HC‑X1000 4K MP4 video 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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