If you are facing issues importing Samsung HMX-F90 movies to iMovie for further editing, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode HMX-F90 H.264 video to AIC .mov format for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
How can I make iMovie recognize video files from Samsung HMX-F90?
“Hi, all, I just started making small amateur movies with my new Samsung HMX-F90 camcorder. I learned that the bundled editing software is not Mac compatible, so I would like to edit HMX-F90 movies in iMovie on my MacBook Pro. My question is, how can I upload video recordings from Samsung HMX-F90 to a Mac computer and make iMovie recognize them?”
If you have a Mac, you can take the memory card out of the camera, and put it into your Mac and download all the videos. It is also highly probable that you connect the camcorder to the computer with a USB cable, put the camcorder into USB or PC mode and launch iMovie and import or capture.
If that does not work, we would recommend copying the files from the memory card and using a transcoder like HD Video Converter for Mac to convert HMX-F90 H.264 video to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie smoothly. Here’s a quick tutorial guiding you through the process of encoding HMX-F90 movies to iMovie preferred AIC .mov format.
[Guide] How to encode Samsung HMX-F90 H.264 video to AIC for iMovie?
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Samsung HMX-F90 Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Samsung HMX-F90 H.264 video for iMovie, 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 Samsung HMX-F90 H.264 video files to 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 ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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