Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC and iMovie workflow

Couldn’t import Samsung NX500 H.265/HEVC 4K MP4 footage to iMovie for further editing? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays a workaround to transocode NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 files to QuickTime movie format for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
import Samsung NX500 H.265 4K footage to iMovie

The NX500 supports both 4K and UHD video recording, utilizing BSI APS-C sensors, the largest BSI sensor currently available, which provides more flexibility when it comes to capturing movies. The built-in H.265/HEVC Codec, the most advanced compression technology available, brings efficiency to the storage of video clips by compressing high quality video to half the size and the bit rate of H.264 footage, without any compromise on quality.

If you are trying to edit the NX500 HEVC (H.265) footage in iMovie, you may run into an issue that iMovie won’t recognize NX500 H.265 files. That’s mainly because Apple hasn’t implemented full support for H.265/HEVC into iMovie. In this situation, you will need to convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC video to a format that is fully compatible with iMovie, such as Apple’s InterMediate Codec encoded MOV, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. To process file conversion, third party converter software is required. Considering the ease of use and excellent output quality, we would recommend Video Converter for Mac, a converter app that is able to convert H.265/HEVC video files to any formats you request.

You can download a demo of Video Converter for Mac to have a try
transocode NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 files to QuickTime

A quick guide on how to rewrap Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 video for iMovie editing via AIC codec

Download and install Video Converter for Mac, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Samsung NX500 H.265 Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Import’ to load source video to it.
edit the NX500 HEVC (H.265) footage in iMovie

Step 2: Convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 to AIC for iMovie
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie’ column. This output format is also suitable for editing in Final Cut Express.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
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.

Step 4: Click ‘Start’ to start Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC MP4 files to AIC MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated AIC QuickTime files for transferring and editing in iMovie with optimum performance.

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