How-to: Import/Edit Canon 550D/600D/1000D footages to iMovie for editing smoothly
Canon entry-level DSLRs are always the best seller in the camera shops, the 550D (Rebel T2i), 600D (Rebel T3i) and 1000D (Rebel XS) are hot products. All the Canon EOS DSLRs are great for us to take high quality images and record vivid full HD videos. If you have got a Canon EOS camera and often use it record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit Canon 550D/600D/1000D footages in iMovie on Mac while you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.
As far as I know, the Canon DSLRs like the T2i, T3i, XS record videos in H.264 MOV format. Generally, mov is friendly for iMovie, however, H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing codec. So how to import Canon h.264 mov videos into iMovie for editing without crashing problem and avoid rendering? The best method to solve those problems is to transcode 550D/600D/100D h.264 footages to iMovie native format, for instance, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) codec. The following passage guides you how to convert Canon DSLR h.264 mov footages to AIC encoded MOV file for iMovie.
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Guide - Convert/Import Canon 550D/600D/1000D h.264 mov footages into iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac.
Step 1. Free Download and run the Canon MOV to iMovie Converter for Mac and import Canon h.264 recording to the program.
Step 2. Click format bar to choose the best output format, you are recommended to choose iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).
Step 3. Click convert button to convert Canon h.264 mov to AIC for iMovie under Mac OS X with this best Canon EOS Video Converter.
After converting the Canon DSLR MOV video to AIC format, you can easily import Canon EOS 550D/600D/1000D h.264 mov files in iMovie for smoothly editing on Mac as you want.