Fluid Workflow for Editing Canon T3i/600D footage in iMovie

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Fluid Workflow for Editing Canon T3i/600D footage in iMovie

Postby lydia622520 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:06 am

Summary: This guide tells you how to convert Canon T3i/600D H.264 MOV footages to iMovie Apple Intermediate Codec, so that you can edit the Canon T3i videos in iMovie 8/9/10 without any problem.

Source:Convert Canon T3i/600D footage for editing in iMovie

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera is an ideal camera for any level photographer; combining both high quality imaging power and a wealth of functions that enable you to create beautiful imagery with ease. Canon T3i/600D encodes footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. When you import the footage to iMovie, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.

Actually, the problem lies in the codec, not the format itself. The EOS 600D/Rebel T3i adopts the H.264 standard for video compression while the most suitable video codec for iMovie is Apple InterMediate Codec. Thus, if you get difficulty in editing Canon’s H.264 MOV in iMovie, you should convert Canon EOS 1080p MOV to a iMovie compatible format/codec. In order to ensure the HD quality of your MOV recordings, a powerful and professional MOV to AIC converter becomes so vital in the process of solving Canon H.264 MOV and iMovie issues.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is right what you need. This program is good at encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. AIC for iMoive, ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer. In this guide, we will run it as a Canon MOV to iMovie Converter to convert Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i) to AIC for iMovie. More than dealing with Canon T3i recordings, you can also use it to handle H.264 MOV footage shot by Canon EOS 550D(Rebel T2i), Canon EOS 650D(Rebel T4i), EOS 700D(Rebel T5i) and more. Download the MOV converter on Mac and follow the tutorial.

Guide: Convert EOS T3i/600D H.264 MOV to iMovie AIC

Step 1: Run the best Canon MOV to iMovie Converter and load the EOS Rebel T3i H.264 MOV recordings to it.


Step 2: Select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for converting EOS 600D MOV to AIC for iMovie by clicking the Format box.


Tip: By clicking “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your Canon T4i MOV source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.


Step 3: Click “Convert” and start the Canon 600D MOV to AIC conversion on Mac OS X immediately.

More Tricks and tips for the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion:

1. If you want to combine several clips into one, please tick the box “Merge into one”;
2. In order to split videos beyond the size limitation while uploading to website, please click the “Split” button on the mian interface
3. If you want the HD converted files with a smaller size, please reduce the video size in Settings from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720

When the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion is 100% completed, you can easily and effortlessly add the converted AIC MOV files to iMovie. You can bring and edit Canon T3i/600D MOV footage in iMovie without any issue.

P.S. If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column" to get your solutions.

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