How to Import H.265 Video to iMovie on Mac?

Outline:To import H.265 to iMovie, you must first transcode H.265 video to iMovie supported format. This guide will show you a easy way.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you probably have plenty of fantastic video. And when you want to do something with it for flaunting to your friends or on YouTube, iMovie lets you cut right to the chase. iMovie makes it easy to browse and share the HD video you shoot on your iOS device. Turn your favorite clips into blockbuster movies or Hollywood-style trailers. And watch your mini-masterpieces anywhere with iMovie Theater. A few taps, a few swipes, a great movie is right at your fingertips and you’re ready for your big premiere. Is iMovie omnipotent? Of course not! It doesn’t accept the new HEVC/H.265 codec video. So you can’t import H.265 to iMovie on Mac for its lack of compatibility with the iMovie ecosystem.

H.265 is a relatively new video format on the scene. Comparing to H.264, it has better image quality while taking up only half storage space. Although it has superior feature, it still can’t be compatible with iMovie. In the near future, It may be implemented in iMovie. But before that, you should convert H.265 to iMovie friendly format in order to import H.265 to iMovie. For format conversion, you can use Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. It can perfectly decode H.265 to AIC MOV for iMovie. It provides native codec for iMovie, Final Cut Pro and much more ,supporting many OS: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 with it, you can deal with H.265 to iMovie on Mac with ease.(Read Top 8 iMovie Converter for Mac)

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How to transcode H.265 to AIC MOV for iMovie?

Step 1: Add H.265 movie 

Launch H.265 to iMovie converter on Mac, then click on the file icon on the upper-left corner to add H.265 movie to the software.

Step 2: Choose iMovie supported video format

Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) is a high-quality 4:2:0 video codec which is well supported by iMovie. So click the format bar, follow “iMovie and Final Cut Pro...” to choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”.

Step 3: Convert H.265 to iMovie AIC MOV

In the main UI, click the big “Convert” to start transcode H.265 to AIC MOV process. Locate the created video in the output folder.

When the conversion is completed, you can simply drag the file to import H.265 to iMovie on Mac. 

With the iMedia Converter for Mac, you could import Blu-ray to iMoviechange FLV to M3U8 for Quicktimetransfer Blu-ray to Rokuconvert AAC audio to AC3/MP3watch Blu-ray on Plasma TVconvert TS/VOB to PS4 as well.

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