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Import/Edit MP4 Footages into iMovie or FCE Successfully

Import/Edit MP4 Footages into iMovie or FCE Successfully

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Which is the easiest workaround for us to import our MP4 recordings shot from HD camcorders to iMovie or FCE for further editing? Is that the best way for us to convert MP4 to AIC MOV especially for iMovie/FCE? Today, just read this guide, we may find the truth.


Complex relationship between MP4 footage and iMovie/FCE

The real highlight of the video functionality is the ability to record in broadcast quality XAVC S format at 50Mb/s, or in AVCHD, while simultaneously capturing the smaller MP4 codec – a process akin to capturing Raw and JPEG still image formats. On the other hand, iMovie offers much better native file compatibility than its predecessor, but not all encoded MP4 files can be accepted by iMovie/FCE well. Just as same as we cannot directly edit our MP4 files in Premiere Pro. Do you all think so?

Notes: Best Video Formats Supported by iMovie/FCE

Answers to solve issues of importing MP4 footage to iMovie/FCE for editing

While some problems would occur during the importing, To successfully make MP4 recordings compatible with NLEs, especially for iMovie and FCE, some professional editors strongly recommend the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which can help us easily convert MP4 to AIC MOV for iMoive/FCE. Besides the fantastic quality-lossless conversion, this MP4 to iMovie/FCE Converter is also equipped with some editing features that you won’t be disappointed.

Complete process of converting MP4 to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie/FCE

Step 1: Add original files

Run the video converter, then click “Add File” button to import MP4 videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software.
Step 2. Find the suitable output.

Hit the “Format” bar and select the output format you want. On the output list, we need to select the ‘iMovie/Final Cut Express’>>’Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as the best. Foe others? You can make your own choice there.
Optional Function: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality

Step 3. Go back to the main interface and press the ‘Convert’ item and we just need to wait for the output result for iMovie/FCE.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted AIC MOV files by clicking the “Open” button in the main interface. Just transfer files into iMovie and it’s our own editing time! What are waiting for?



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