Transcode/Import Canon 5D Mark II/III mov files into iMovie for editing smoothly
Canon's EOS series DSLR are famous due to the vivid image. The explosion of digital SLRs with video capability has turned many traditional videographers and photographers toward Canon DSLR cameras such as the EOS 5D Mark II and the newly-introduced EOS 5D Mark III to create stunning high definition footage up to 1080p. You may also like shooting videos with 5D Mark DSLR cameras, but you may encounter some problems when you want to import 5D Mark II/III video to iMovie for editing, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.
So how to import and load video clips from Canon 5D Mark II/III to iMovie for smoothly editing on Mac? The reason behind that is Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Canon EOS DSLRs use the H.264 codec for the video. Generally, mov is friendly for iMovie, however, H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing codec. The best method to solve those problems is to transcode 5D Mark II/III h.264 mov footages to iMovie native format, for instance, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) codec. The following passage guides you how to convert Canon EOS h.264 mov footages to AIC encoded MOV file for iMovie.
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Guide - Convert/Import Canon 5D Mark II/III h.264 mov footages into iMovie for editing smoothly
Step 1. Free Download and run the Canon MOV to iMovie Converter for Mac and import 5D Mark II/III h.264 recordings 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 footages to AIC for iMovie under Mac OS X with this best Canon EOS Video Converter.
After conversion completes, you can easily import Canon EOS 5D Mark II/III h.264 mov files into iMovie for smoothly editing on Mac as you want.