Summary: If you are shooting with a Fujifilm X30, you may want to know the Fujifilm X30 workflow with iMovie/FCE. This post introduces a workaround to get iMovie/FCE to work with Fujifilm X30 60p MOV footage smoothly by converting them to AIC .mov before editing.
If you are shooting with a Fujifilm X30, you may want to know the Fujifilm X30 workflow with iMovie/FCE. The X30 records video files in MOV (H.264, Audio: Linear PCM / stereo sound) format with Full HD movie recording (1080/60p, 36Mbps bit rate) capability. In our understanding, iMovie/FCE should have native support for Fujifilm X30 MOV movies, but for some reason, people often have issues while importing Fujifilm X30 footage to iMovie/FCE for basic editing, especially while handling 60p files. To make Fujifilm X30 60p MOV footage editable in iMovie/FCE, you’d better transcode them to a format that is compatible with Apple iMovie/FCE, like Apple InterMediate Codec – the native editing codec of iMovie/FCE, which iMovie/FCE accepts and handles well.
For the purpose of encoding Fujifilm X30 60p MOV footage to AIC for iMovie/FCE, you can give Video Converter for Mac a shot. This Mac converter program features very user friendly interface and optimal format settings for iMovie/FCE, making the conversion very simple and direct.
Fujifilm X30 workflow with iMovie/FCE – how to convert X30 60p MOV to AIC .mov for use in iMovie/FCE?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Fujifilm X30 Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
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 Fujifilm X30 video to AIC MOV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start Fujifilm X30 H.264 MOV to iMovie/FCE conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing with iMovie’11/9/8 or Final Cut Express with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for theentire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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