Edit and Share 4K video with iMovie on MacOS Sierra

Looking for a way to import any format 4K video to iMovie for editing, just convert and compress 4K video to iMovie best editing format

It's no longer a secret that the latest versions of iMovie for Mac and iMovie for iOS are both capable of handling 4K video editing (3840 x 2160). That's really a good news for 4K video buffs. Yet, does this mean you can import 4K video with any video format to iMovie for 4K editing? I'm afraid not.
If you are recording 4K video in XAVC S using MP4 container format or via iPhone 6s/Plus 4K video recording feature, congratulations, you're able to smoothly import 4K to iMovie for video editing. In case you get the 4K video from your Sony, Panasonic, Canon, or JVC HD camcorder formatted with MOD, TOD, MTS, M2TS, etc., sorry to tell you though iMovie for Mac or iOS accepts the 4K Ultra HD resolution, iMovie still can't work with those HD camcorder video formats, for which are excluded from the iMovie compatible format list. This article focuses on 4K Blu-ray/MXF/MP4/MOV/Prores video to iMovie workflow on MacOS Sierra.

Actually, the 4K video was restricted to edit in iMovie. When you wanna import some 4K uncompressed videos in a MXF/MP4/MOV wrapper to iMovie for further editing, you will probably got some issues like program crashed, black viewer screen, no audio track... In fact, currently 4K videos still cannot be well supported by iMovie mainly because of the ultra high video resolution and the format compatibility problems. So how to work with 4K video in iMovie? The final solution is toencode 4K to iMovie compatible Apple InterMediate codec and even downscale 4K to 1080p to ensure the best results when using iMovie.

What you need is a 4K video converter application. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the ideal Mac 4K video converter for you, which can take your high quality 4K files and convert them into a supported format like AIC. mov for editing in iMovie any version. Besides iMovie, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid MC, Prores for FCP, MOV/MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more. This 4K video converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as the users want. For Windows users, 4K Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Converting 4K video to work in iMovie

Step 1. Load original 4k files

Drag 4k files to the program directly. Or go to the "Add File" menu, choose "Add multi-files" or "Add Folder" to locate the 4k files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.

Step 2. Select the output format

You can choose Editor --> iMovie as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.

Tip 1:

Click "Settings" to enter the parameters setting panel, you can set detailed parameters of audio and video like Video Codec, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Resolution, and Audio Codec, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Channels.

Tip 2:

Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.

Step 3. Start 4K to iMovie conversion on Mac

Click the "Start" button to start the 4K to AIC conversion on MacOS Sierra.

Step 4. Import 4k into iMovie (11)

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import converted 4K video into iMovie '11, iMovie 09, iMovie 08 and iMovie HD.

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