Haven’t worked out how to get iMovie to recognize Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV video files? No worry, this post will give you some hints on this. It displays a way of converting Fujifilm X-A2 MOV footage to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for use in iMovie flawlessly.
Has anyone figured out how to get iMovie to ‘read’ Fujifilm X-A2?
“Hi, there, has anyone worked out how to get iMovie to recognize Fujifilm X-A2 1080p video and allow them to be edited smoothly? iMovie allows for easy and direct importing of videos from my Fujifilm X-A2 compact camera, it is very unreliable and unstable, so I needed something else. Any suggestions? I would really appreciate any direction and help. Thanks in advance.”
The FUJIFILM X-A2 compact system camera (CSC) is an ultra-light camera that can shoot video files in MOV recording format using H.264 Video and Linear PCM Stereo Audio Compression. The movies can be continuously recorded at 1920 x 1080 30p up to approx. 14 min and at 1280 x 720 30p, up to approx. 27 min.
As a matter of fact, iMovie has native support for QuickTime MOV files, but not all codecs are supported well, such as H.264. That’s mainly because the H.264 is a highly compressed format, which is best suited for capture and delivery, but not quite suitable for editing. To be able to use Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV files fluidly in iMovie, we would recommend using HD Video Converter for Mac to perform format conversion. You convert Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV to AIC .mov first before editing, and them you can load them into iMovie smoothly without a glitch.
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How to convert Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 MOV files to QuickTime MOV with AIC codec?
To do this:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Fujifilm X-A2 to iMovie Converter. 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 MXF 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 also suitable for use in 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 Fujifilm X-A2 H.264 to AIC .MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips: You can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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