Summary: The article shows you the best workaround for editing Canon 7D/10D/60D videos in iMovie by transcoding Canon H.264 .mov to iMovie native editing format - Apple Intermediate Codec.
As three hottest DSLRs in the market, the Canon 7D, 10D, 60D are all great for us to take high quality images and record vivid full HD videos. If you have got the Canon 7D, 10D, 60D and often use it to record full HD video in H.264 MOV format, you may have the need to import Canon H.264 .mov files to iMovie on Mac, but iMovie best native supported video format is Apple Intermediate Codec MOV format, so iMovie doesn't support Canon 7D/10D/60D footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.
So, how to import Canon 7D/10D/60D video into iMovie for editing without crashing problem and avoid rendering? The best method to solve these problems is to convert 7D/10D/60D MOV footage to AIC for editing in iMovie. If you’re looking for a solution for the problem likewise, check out Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Canon h.264 MOV Converter. It supports transcoding all Canon 1080p MOV files to AIC .mov, so that you can easily import the Canon h.264 recordings to iMovie 8/9/10//1 for editing on Mac(Lion, Mountain Lion included). This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Below is a brief guide for you.
Convert/Import Canon 7D/10D/60D videos to iMovie for smoothly editing on Mac
1. Free Download and run the best Canon MOV to iMovie Converter and drag Canon MOV files to the software.
Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.
2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in iMovie. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format.
Tip: Before start the conversion, you can:
a. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/30p)
b. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, attach subtitles, etc.
3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Canon H.264 MOV to iMovie AIC.
After the conversion, you can easily transfer and edit Canon 7D/10D/60D .mov files in iMovie 8/9/10/11 smoothly.
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Source:Smoothly Editing Canon 7D/10D/60D HD movies in iMovie