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How to Convert UHD 4K for Editing in iMovie Smoothly


4K video provides users the unprecedented full-on visual experience. Undoubtedly, 4K is a trend of video technology development. With the continually emerging of 4K products such as 4K camcorders(Sony PMW-F5/F55, Sony FDR-AX1, Red Epic, Blackmagic 4K, Panasonic GH4, DJI Mavic Pro, etc) and 4K YouTube channel, we can obtain as many 4K video as we wish. When got some 4K videos, how can we import and edit 4K video in iMovie? What's the best workflow for 4K to iMovie? Some tricks are listed in the following paragraphs.

As mentioned above, 4K has become a new standard in the video industry for films, TVs. However, the bane is that 4K videos still cannot be well supported by most popular applications like iMovie mainly because of the ultra high video resolution and the format compatibility problems. In light of this, it is quite necessary to convert 4K video to Apple InterMediate codec(1080p would be the best settings.), which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

To achieve the goal, a professional 4K Video Converter is the key and Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the most ideal choice for you. Developed with the most advanced converting technology, this 4K video converter truly and fully supports input and output videos at upto 4K resolution. With it, you can import 4K UHD to iMovie, FCP, Avid, After Effects, Premiere Pro, etc for professional editing. Moreover, it can help you freely enjoy your 4K videos/movies, 4K YouTube clips, 4K camcorder recordings wherever you like, such as watching 4K movies (in any format) on 4K TV and even on mobile devices.

Download the 4K to iMovie converter:

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Converting 4K video to work in iMovie 8/9/11

Step 1: Load the 4K videos to the program

Download and install the 4K Video Converter, and then import the source 4K videos to it. To do so, you can directly drag & drop the files onto the main interface, or you can click the "Add" icon to locate the videos from your local disk. Note that batch conversion is supported, so you can add several files to the converter at one time.


Step 2: Set output video format

Click the Format column to select output format "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the best compatible video format for editing 4K in iMovie.


Tips: Hit the Settings icon, start to adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.


Step 3: Begin to convert 4K videos to iMovie

When you finish the settings, you can press the big "Convert" button to kick off the conversion. By using future-proof technology, the conversion will be finished with ultrafast speed and the best video quality kept. After the conversion, you can then edit the 4K videos in iMovie smoothly.

Related Guides:

How to Import 4K video to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
Import and Edit 4K video with Adobe Premiere Pro
Workflow for Working 4K footage in Sony Vegas Pro

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