Sony a6300 and iMovie-import a6300 4k video to iMovie

Looking for a smooth workflow between Sony a6300 and iMovie? This article introduces a step-by-step guide on how to convert Sony a6300 4k video to AIC .mov so as to successfully edit a6300 videos in iMovie.
Sony a6300 and iMovie workflow
Issues editing Sony a6300 4k movies in iMovie  
“Hi there, I currently have a Sony a6300 which is a great camera. This is my first mirrorless camera (switching from an old, non-video Nikon DSLR). I use it for website photography and video. One important feature that I use with my a6300 is the ability to record 4k (3840 x 2160) video at 30p. Before uploading the video onto my website, I would like to edit it in iMovie. Unfortunately, I have issues editing a6300 4k movies in iMovie. How can I expect a smooth workflow working with a6300 4k files in iMovie? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help.”

Sony a6300 is capable of recording 4k video at 30p and 1080 video at 120p. If for some reason you run into troubles editing a6300 footage in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec. Check out a quick guide on how to convert Sony a6300 4k/1080p video to AIC .mov for use in iMovie smoothly.

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
Sony a6300 and iMovie workflow

[Guide] How to encode Sony a6300 4k/1080p video to AIC for iMovie?

Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Sony a6300 Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Sony a6300 and iMovie workflow

Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Sony a6300 4k/1080p video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
Sony a6300 and iMovie workflow
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 Sony a6300 4k/1080p video 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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