Convert Canon EOS M 1080 30p MOV to AIC for iMovie Mac

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Convert Canon EOS M 1080 30p MOV to AIC for iMovie Mac

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:17 am


Canon has, as expected, announced the EOS M - its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Based around the same 18MP APS-C sensor as the recent EOS 650D/T4i, the EOS M is the first model to use a new, smaller 'EF-M' lens mount. It is is a small camera, but it can record movies in Full HD 1920x1080 resolution at 30, 25 or 24 fps with stereo sound, using the highly-compatible MOV format and H.264 compression, with a time limit of 29 min 59 sec per clip. While, if you try to import Canon EOS M H.264 MOV footages to iMovie for further editing on Mac OS X, you will meet some troubles sometimes.

As far as we know, H.264 is not a good editing format and the best codec of iMovie, including iMovie 8/9/10/11, is AIC. So, if your iMovie can't surpport the H.264 MOV, you'd better convert it to the native AIC MOV for iMovie so that you can copy and edit Canon EOS M 1080p footages in iMovie without any problem. Thus, the most important part in the problem-solving process is to find a professional MOV to AIC converter. Here recommended the best H.264 MOV to iMovie Converter for Canon EOS M users. Apply it and you can not only get your Canon H.264 MOV files converted to AIC with lossless quality compared to the original files, but also are provided with some useful editing functions, including joining imported clips together for easy importing, trimming section of your file, adding text/image/video watermarks to your original files, replacing audio tracks, etc.

Guide: How to transfer 1080/30p MOV recordings from Canon EOS M to iMovie on Mac OS X


Step 1: Free download the MOV Video Converter on Mac and run it to import your H.264 MOV files directly from your camera or the copied folder on the desktop.

1. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to iMovie, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Double click on the selected file and you can have a preview on the viewer.
3. You can click the Browse button to choose the output destination as you like. After the conversion, you can click the "Open" button to find the converted AIC files.

Step 2: Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in iMovie: iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

Step 3: Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface. The screen shot listed below is our recommendation on the settings for you.


Tip: The 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps for NTSC area while 25fps for PAL area as Frame Rate are the best settings for editing in iMovie.

Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding Canon H.264 1080p MOV clips to AIC for iMovie immediately.

After the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion, you can easily transfer your 1080p MOV footages from Canon EOS M to iMovie for further editing without any problem.

Other features of the top H.264 MOV to iMovie Converter
1. Lossless video conversion at high speed: You can get the lossless AIC MOV files by adjusting the video parameters.
2. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
4. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
5. Deinterlace 1080i files: Click Edit and select "deinterlacing" in the Effect.
6. Color control: Edit --> Effect and you can adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation of the imported videos.

Besides, the versatile MOV to iMovie Converter is not only used to convert Canon H.264 MOV files for iMovie, it can also make any H.264 MOV file editable in Final Cut Pro, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elments, Avid Media Composer, etc. on Mac OS X, even the latest Mountain Lion.

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