Summary: From this article, you can know the best codec for importing Canon 5D Mark III mov clips to iMovie 8 for editing on Mac, and only transcode Canon MOV to AIC codec with Canon H.264 MOV Converter.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the long awaited update to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.The camera brings a handful of improvements including speed, greater resolution, more processing power, and more options for shooting HD video.
I have really gotten everything I wanted out of my 5D Mk III. Best camera I ever had, it shoots mov files – which pains me is that iMovie 8 could not recognize my mov footage. Did I miss something?
After searching, I find that the reason, that is, Canon 5d Mark III records video in H.264 MOV, it is not supported by iMovie 8 perfectly. To edit Canon 5d Mark III mov video with iMovie 8 smoothly, I need to encode Canon mov recordings to iMovie compatible codec - AIC MOV format on Mac.
Now on the web, I came accross this Pavtube H.264 MOV Converter for iMovie 8. I am impressed by how quickly the converter runs to give me the files from my 5D MK-III that I need for iMovie 8, becides it make it possible to do some little editing some simple editing features. You can follow the steps below to convert 5D Mark III mov footages for editing in iMovie 8.
Step 1: Free Download the best Canon MOV to iMovie Converter. Install and run it on you Mac. It’s excellent Canon MOV video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2: Click “Add videos” to load individual videos, or click “Add from folder” to load the whole folder from Canon 5D Mark 3.
Tips: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one file” box to merge the MOV files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 3. Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “ iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" for editing in iMovie 8 as well as good video quality. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon.
Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. (Optional)
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Canon 5D Mark III H.264 MOV to ProRes 422 for iMovie 8 on Mac immediately.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import the MOV to iMovie 8 under Mac without rendering.
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