Import Videos from Canon 7D Mark II to iMovie/FCE for Editing

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The article shows you the best workaround for editing Canon 7D Mark II videos in iMovie by transcoding Canon H.264 .mov to iMovie/FCE native editing format – Apple Intermediate Codec.

Canon 7D Mark II equipped with APS-C-sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 65-point all cross-type phase-detection AF system, and dual DIGIC 6 image processors, with these equipment you can take high quality images as well as shoot vivid full HD footages. Canon 7D Mark II is able to record full HD 1080p videos in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps.

If you have got the Canon 7D Mark II and often use it to record full HD video in H.264 MOV format, you may have the need to import Canon H.264 .mov files to iMovie/FCE on Mac, but iMovie best native supported video format is Apple Intermediate Codec MOV format, so iMovie/FCE doesn’t support Canon 7D Mark II mov footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn’t edit videos smoothly.

To load Canon 7D Mark II H.264 MOV to iMovie or FCE, you need to convert them into iMovie/FCE preferred video format firstly. Besides, it’s a pity if you don’t keep the original file structure, but it’s not unfixable – come and meet this UFUSoft Canon MOV Converter for Mac.

This UFUSoft H.264 MOV to AIC Converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose iMovie/FCE preset, and click Convert. It’s just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing Canon 7D Mark II H.264 .mov files directly in iMovie/FCE and also easily convert Canon 7D Mark II MOV video to FCP, Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro etc. You can also remux, Trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays the 1080p H.264 mov footages. Now mac Yosemite 10.10, Mavericks 10.9 is supported, feel free to have a try!

Now get UFUSoft HD Video Convertr for Mac installed; you can order a license directly or download a trial version here. Ok let’s move on!

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How to Convert Canon 7D Mark II H.264 MOV to iMovie/FCE with AIC MOV?

Step 1. Connect your Canon 7D Mark II camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Add Canon 7D Mark II 1080p H.264 MOV videos to Mac Canon Video Converter.

Run this HD Video Converter for Mac, and click the “Add Files” button to load individuals mov videos; or you can click “Add from folder”to load the entire folder.

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Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.

Click the “Format “option, to get high video quality with least quality loss, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov).


Click Settings, you can fix the size to 1920*1080 to get better video quality; also you can fix the bitrate, frame rate as what you need.

Step 4. Now click the big red “Convert” and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video.

Click Browse to locate them directly. Ok now the transcoded files now are ready for editing Canon 7D Mark II MOV in iMovie or FCE.

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