Does iMovie support H6D 100c 4K video?

If you are having issues editing H6D 100c 4K video in iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode H6D 100c 4K files to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in Apple iMovie smoothly.
issues editing H6D 100c 4K video in iMovie
The new Hasselblad H6D-100C is capable of shooting Full HD video and 4K (3840×2160) movies. The 1080/30p HD shootings are recorded in the H.264 format, and 4k video is saved in Hasselblad’s own raw video format.

Hasselblad H6D-100c Video Specifications
Here’re the important highlights of the Hasselblad H6D-100c’s video capabilities.
Sensor Type: CMOS, 100 megapixels (11600 x 8700 pixels, 4.6 x 4.6 μm)
Sensor Dimensions: 53.4mm x 40mm
Video Size: HD (1920 x 1080p) and UHD (3840 x 2160p)
File Format: H.264 Compressed (30 fps) (HD only), Hasselblad RAW (HD & UHD) (24fps currently)
Color: 16 bit
Dynamic Range: 15 stops
ISO Speed Range: ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Lenses: Hasselblad H system lens line with integral central lens shutter
HDMI Out: Clean 1080p output

If for whatever reason you are having issues working with H6D 100c 4K video in iMovie, we would recommend convert them to a format that is well compatible with iMovie first. Read on to learn a simple guide on how to encode H6D 100c 4K files into iMovie preferred AIC .mov.

How to convert H6D 100c 4K files to AIC .mov for iMovie?

Software requirement
HD Video Converter
transcode H6D 100c 4K files to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a H6D 100c 4K Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
H6D 100c 4K Converter for iMovie

Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert H6D 100c 4K files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
convert H6D 100c 4K files to AIC .mov for iMovie
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 H6D 100c 4K 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.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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