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Best Workflow for Editing Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D .MOV files in iMovie/FCE


Hello,I've recorded some HD video with my new camera - Canon EOS 700D. i like to import the EOS 700D h.264 video in iMovie 11 but it does not recognize the camera for import. Does anybody know what to do about this?Thank you in advance

Canon EOS 700D(T5i) is released newly and becomes one number of the Canon DSLR series which is a kind of great cameras for us to take high-quality images when we are travelling. It has another useful function, that’s HD recording. We can capture 1080P high-definition video footages, this feature is chosen by most of Canon users. You may also like shooting videos with Canon DSLR cameras like Canon EOS 700D , but you may encounter some problems when you are trying to import the video from Canon EOS 700D/T5i to iMovie/FCE for editing. To be frankly, you can not smoothly edit Canon MOV videos in iMovie or Final Cut Express due to the video's codec and the highly compression rate.

For iMovie/FCE, the most compatible codec is Apple InterMediate Codec. Thus, in order to solve the problem easily and quickly, you'd better transcode Canon MOV to AIC MOV codec with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, then you can ingest Canon EOS 700D(T5i) videos in iMovie/FCE for editing without rendering.

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READ MORE: Canon T5i to Windows Movie Maker | Canon T5i to Final Cut Pro

Convert Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i footage to AIC MOV codec

Step 1: Install and run the Canon video Converter on Mac, and then click "Add files" icon to import your H.264 MOV files directly from your camera or the copied folder on the desktop.


1. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to iMovie, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Double click on the selected file and you can have a preview on the viewer.
3. You can click the Browse button to choose the output destination as you like. After the conversion, you can click the "Open" button to find the converted AIC files.

Step 2: Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in iMovie: iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).


Step 3: (Optinal) Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.

Tip: The 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps for NTSC area while 25fps for PAL area as Frame Rate are the best settings for editing in iMovie.


Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding Canon H.264 MOV to AIC for iMovie/FCE immediately.

After the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion finished, you can easily transfer your 1080p footages from Canon EOS 700D(T5i) to iMovie or Final Cut Express for further editing without any problem.

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