The Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera is an ideal camera for any level photographer; combining both high quality imaging power and a wealth of functions that enable you to create beautiful imagery with ease. Full HD 1080p video is supported and features a full-time Movie Servo AF system for continuous auto focusing while using live view to record movies. When using one of Canon’s STM lenses, ultra-quiet and smooth performance is possible for fluid HD movie making.
With every new camera, there are many new questions about workflow. The term “workflow” can be fairly broad, but today I am looking at importing Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) footage into Final Cut Pro. The Canon T4i uses the same workflow as the Canon EOS series of cameras which includes the 550D (T2i), 600D (T3i), and 1000D (XS), because it records in the same H.264 MOV format. Although the tools for importing the footage have been updated by Canon, it seems not working well when ingesting T4i footage to iMovie. Below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to import videos from Canon T4i/650D into iMovie without the EOS Movie Plugin-E1.
Software requirement: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review)
This program is good at encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. AIC for iMoive, ProRes for FCP, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer. In this guide, we will run it as a Canon MOV to iMovie Converter to convert Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) to AIC for iMovie. More than dealing with Canon T4i recordings, you can also use it to handle H.264 MOV footage shot by Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i), Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i), and Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS).
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How to import Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) MOV to iMovie for editing?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your original files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express”. Choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start H.264 footage to AIC MOV conversion process. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.
Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit H.264 footage in iMovie/FCE without any hassles.
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