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Thanks to its MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, you will like watching its recorded Full HD 1080p files. However, if you want to get an better effect by importing to iMovie for further editing, you are likely to meet some incompatibel troubles. After testing, we find iMovie can smoothly edit native 1080p AIC MOV, but can't work well with H.264 MOV. H.264 is a highly compressed format and it takes tremendous amounts of PC power to natively edit it, so you should be able to import EOS-1D X 1080p video to iMovie, but you can't make it smooth for editing.
The best way is to transcode or convert H.264 files to lighter, or less compressed format before they work with it. Here we recommend the best H.264 MOV to iMovie Converter to you. You can reformat H.264 MOV and other videos to a compatible format for iMovie and other formats a you need. And the conversion can keep the original quality.
Step 1: Import MOV files to the video converter.
1) Before imputing the clips from Nikon D5200 to the converter, you should connect your camcorder with your computer via USB cable, or you can copy the entire folder of the video to your computer directly.
2) You can double click the each file to have a preview.If necessary, you can tick the Merge into one box to merge D5200 1080i MOV files together.
Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then choose "iMovie/Final Cut Express", you will find "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)".
Step 3: Click Settings icon to adjust audio and video parameters. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Settings interface according to your demands and optimize the output file quality. You d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality.
Note: If you wanna have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can decrease the audio or video bitrate.
Step 4: Start transcoding 1080p MOV to iMovie native format for editing via clicking the "Convert" button.
Once the H.264 to AIC conversion is over, you can click "open" to find the converted file and get it to iMovie for freely editing without any trouble.