If you are stuck in editing Xiaomi Yi Action Camera 1080p60 video in iMovie, you may wish to read this article. It presents a workaround to transcode Yi Action Camera footage to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie flawlessly.
Xiaomi’s Yi camera raised a few eyebrows when it was announced recently. The Yi Action Camera weighs 2.7 oz and captures 1080p60 video and 16MP stills. That’s a little light than the GoPro, but the still photo resolution is higher and the cheaper Heros only do 30fps. The Yi camera has WiFi and Bluetooth, allowing you to control it via the app from up to 300 feet away. The app can also be used to preview, delete, and share content from the camera.
For a faster and more fluid Yi Camera workflow in Apple iMovie, people sometimes need to transcode Yi Action Camera 1080-60p files to a format that is best suitable for editing, such as AIC .mov format, iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert Yi Action Camera 1080p60 video to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
[Guide] How to encode Yi Action Camera 1080p60 video files to AIC .mov for use in iMovie smoothly?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Yi Action Camera Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert Yi Action Camera 1080p60 video files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
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 Yi Action Camera 1080p60 video files to AIC 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 for editing in iMovie 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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