How to get iMovie to recognize Fujifilm X100s H.264 MOV?

Summary: Assuming you could not let iMovie work with Fujifilm X100s H.264 MOV video files, you may need a converter app that converts X100s videos to an intermediate codec that is compatible with iMovie. Go to find a guide on how to get iMovie to recognize Fujifilm X100s video files.

What to do if iMovie refused opening X100s shootings?
“Hi, has anyone figured out how to make iMovie read Fujifilm X100s video files and allow them to be edited? I’ve captured my favorite moments using X100s camera when traveling in Egypt. Now I try to import and edit X100s 1080-60p recordings in iMovie but iMovie doesn’t see X100s MOV videos. I heard from someone in this situation format conversion is required, but I cannot work out how to do it. I believe there must be a converter app that converts the X100s video files. Can anyone suggest? Thanks in advance!”
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If you intend to edit Fujifilm X100s video files with the software you preferred, iMovie is not a bad choice. What to do if iMovie refused opening X100s shootings? In this case, you will need to transcode Fujifilm X100s video files to AIC (Apple’s InterMediate Codec) for working with iMovie smoothly. To do Fujifilm X100s format conversion for iMovie, HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It features easy-to-use interface and optimized AIC output for working beautifully with iMovie. More than that, the HD Video Converter for Mac has ability to transcode a wide range of camera footage (e.g. AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, H.264 MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, XDCAM, P2 MXF, etc.) for editing with NLEs like FCP X, FCP 6/7, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid MC, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CS 6, Sony Vegas, etc. and for viewing on iOS devices, Android devices, HD Media Players, Game consoles and more.

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How to import Fujifilm X100s H.264 MOV video files to iMovie?

To be able to import Fujifilm X100s H.264 MOV 60p video files to iMovie, you will need to do previous conversion using HD Video Converter for Mac. Please follow these steps:

1. Install and run HD Video Converter for Mac as a Fujifilm X100s Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface appears, click ‘Add File’ to load your Fujifilm X100s MOV files to the program.

2. Select output format for iMovie
To create editable files for iMovie from Fujifilm X100s videos, from the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. Note that the AIC codec is also accepted by Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro (HD 4.5 through 5), but rarely used in Final Cut Pro as of Version 6 since it now uses the ProRes codecs instead of the Apple Intermediate Codec.

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.

3. Click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings. (for advanced users)

4. When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Fujifilm X100s MOV media to AIC – the best suited editing format for using within Apple iMovie’11/9/8.

5. When the conversion process complete, click on ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC QuickTime files and open them in iMovie to create your own masterpieces.

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