H.265 will surely become the mainstream video codec soon. If you got some H.265 files and want to edit your iMovie videos on macOS Sierra, iMovie could be your good choice. But can iMovie support H.265 codec?
“When is full support for H.265 going to be implemented into iMovie? I want to import my H.265 videos from Samsung NX500 4K camera.”
The answer is NO. Currently, H.265 codec lacks of compatibility with the Apple ecosystem including iMovie program. To be able to ingest H.265/HEVC video to iMovie for further editing, you will need to transcode H.265/HEVC video to a Mac friendly format first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV format, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. The article is the very one working on the H.265 to iMovie Mac conversion.
Choose a H.265 to iMovie Video Converter for macOS Sierra
For converting files from H.265 to iMovie, one of the most efficient software packages available in the market is Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. It contains a number of additional features and supports a number of file formats. When you download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you have complete video file management software from which you cannot only transform videos but also download videos from the Internet.
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Besides it is compatible with all H.265 videos from Camera, Drones, sites etc to convert H.265 to AVI, convert H.265 to MOV, convert H.265 to WMV, convert H.265 to MP4, convert H.265 to MPG, convert MXF to any file format, to iPhone, iPad, TV, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc. with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software and multimedia devices.
Below is the entire process to convert H.265 to iMovie editable video using this H.265 Video Converter for iMovie. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for iMovie.
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Follow the guide to Transcode H.265 video to iMovie editable video on macOS Sierra
Step 1. Load H.265 files
Launch the software and then drag your H.265 files to the program. If you need to convert multiple clips, you need to add them one by one.
Step 2. Choose iMovie as the output format
Click Format bar to choose the format for output. For editing H.265 in iMovie, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov); it's best for iMovie editing.
Tip 1. Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280x720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.
Tip 2. Click "Edit" to set deinterlace, rotate, add special effect, add watermark, trim, etc. to realize different needs.
Step 3. Start H.265 to iMovie conversion on Mac
Now click the "Convert" button, and then leave the Mac H.265 encoder to do the rest automatically for you. After the H.265 to iMovie Mac conversion, go to "File" > "import" > "movies" and then you can freely use your H.265 files in iMovie.
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