Summary: If you wanna get to know why iMovie cannot import 60 fps HD videos and look for the best solution, just follow the article to convert 1080 60fps video files to AIC for editing in iMovie on Mac now.
Got one camcorder, like Sony NEX-5N, NEX7, A99, A65, Panasonic HC-V720 to record 1920*1080 Full HD MTS footage up to 60fps (50fps for PAL) and have met the incompatible errors when you tried importing 60fps videos to iMovie 8/9/11 for further editing? From googling, we find many users have the same issues.
Whilst away snowboarding on my most recent trip, I recorded most days in 720p / 60fps (as it looks ultra smooth) and have just over 54Gb of footage; divided into five folders on my iMac (one for each day) with about 20 .mp4 files in each one. I assumed I could put together something decent on iMovie 11. Some Googling revealed that iMovie does not support 60FPS. Is that right? And then how to get iMovie easily working with these 60fps video? Any help would be appreciated.
I am a novice iMovie user. I have footage in a 60fps camera that I imported into iMovie. When I import it, either with or without optimization, the video is very jumpy and the audio doesn't time with the footage at all. But 30fps footage imports into iMovie correctly. Is there any way to import the 60fps video correctly so that I don't have this problem, even if it means downgrading the quality?
In fact, iMovie can't support the format 1080p@60fps because it is a nonstandard frame rate. If you want to natively ingest and edit the 60fps videos in iMovie, you have to firstly transcode 60fps footage it to a compatible frame rate with a native format by iMovie, like AIC. It means that you have to use a professional HD Video Converter for Mac to encode the 60fps video to AIC so that you can keep the HD quality for iMovie editing.
Require software: Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review)- Top 60fps video to iMovie Converter
Main features: This software is best Mac HD Video Converter that can transcode any kinds of HD Video files to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), Apple ProRes 422 codec, DNxHD codec, etc for puting into iMovie, FCP, Avid, ect NLE's for editing. These output formats are specially preset, so the conversion quality is guaranteed, you can get lossless video conversion with this tool.
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Here is step by step guide: How to get 1080p@60fps videos 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 60fps HD videos 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 60fps HD videos in iMovie without any hassles.
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