Canon's EOS 5D Mark III is a hot item in the camera world. It's the successor to the vaunted 5D Mark II, which ignited the video SLR revolution, but with better autofocus, shooting speed, and low-light performance. Canon 5D3 is one of the hottest DSLR this year, it's the main competitor to Nikon D800, 5D3 not only gives us high quality images, but also give us vivid full HD videos. Canon's HD recording technology is excellent, so it's great for us to use 5D Mark III to record HD videos.
However, when you want to import 5D Mark III MOV files to iMovie for editing on Mac, you will encounter many problems. As we know, 5D Mark III recorded videos in MOV format, this format is not compatible well with iMovie. The best video format for iMovie is Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) MOV format, so if you want to edit 5D3 MOV video in iMovie smoothly, you'd better convert 5D3 MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie, which could be the best video format there.
Detailed workflow about transcoding Canon 5D Mark III MOV to iMovie AIC for Editing
Step1. Download and install Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac
Tthis software can help you convert 5D Mark III MOV to AIC for iMovie, more output formats are also supported, such as AVI/WMV/ProRes. Import 5D3 recorded videos to this best AIC Converter for iMovie.
Step 2. Click and choose the best output format.
For editing 5D3 MOV video in iMovie, you are recommended to choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express">" Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)", it's the best format for iMovie and FCE.
You can click Settings button to adjust output parameters as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc to set the video and audio parameters as you like. "Edit" function is useful and convenient; you can do easy editing to the 5D3 MOV video.
Finally, go back to the main interface to hit the "Convert" icon to get the work started. Canon 5D Mark III MOV to AIC iMovie converter will help you convert footages to Apple InterMediate Codec MOV format easily, and then you can import and edit 5D3 video in iMovie smoothly without rendering.
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