Come here to have a look at how to import the Canon SX60 HS MP4 files to edit in iMovie/FCE quickly, Enjoy.
The Canon SX60 HS records and outputs video in the MP4 format, which is mostly used by Canon and Sony cameras and camcorders. After recoreding some eye-catching clips of your holidays with Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, have you thought of reorganize your SX60 HS MP4 recordings for editing, you may have found the h.264 mp4 video can't be imported in many editors on PC/Mac successfully for some bizarre reason.
Q: "For help, my iMovie is unable to import the MP4 files from My Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, also cannot be edited, how to solve?"
Looks like a lot of people are in anguish, can not find good solutions? Some solution steps too complex, do not want to use? Want a quick and simple method, is there?
Of course, the answer is yes. The reason of iMovie won't import MP4 in timeline, is iMovie supports some MP4 files, but not all. Based on iMovie supported file format list, it only accepts MPEG-4 and H.264 encoded MP4 videos, others are not. Actually, MP4 is a container format encoded with many different video and audio codecs: DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, AC3, WMA, AAC, etc. If the MP4 video is encoded with iMovie unsupported video or audio codec, iMovie will not read it. To edit MP4 in iMovie, you will need to convert MP4 to iMovie preferred codec. I was recommended to use a great MP4 to iMovie Converter- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help finish the task.
Overall, this Mac video converter is clean and safe to install and use. And only with barely several mouse clicks, you can get the whole job done. Besides MP4, it can also transcode more video file formats like MTS, MXF, M4V, AVI, MKV to iMovie most compatible Apple InterMediate Codec .mov without any quality loss. Now just download its free trail version and follow the below guide to convert Canon SX60 HS .MP4 files to edit in iMovie 08/09/11 smoothly.
How to Convert Canon PowerShot SX60 HS H.264 MP4 and Import MP4 to iMovie
Step 1: Load MP4 files to the program
Launch the MP4 to iMovie Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the .mp4 file(s) you want to add. Check the "Merge into one file" box, you can join several .mp4 clips together if necessary.
Step 2: Select the output format
Click Format bar and you can choose iMovie/FCE -- > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. You can also click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie
Step 3: Start MP4 to iMovie conversion
After all the necessary setting have been done, click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon SX60 HS MP4 to AIC .mov. After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos.
Step 4: Imported converted MP4 into iMovie
Finally, launch iMovie. In iMovie, go to the File menu, choose Import > Movies, and then navigate to the folder that your output Canon SX60 HS MP4 files are saved. Select the files and click "Import". You’re done.
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