Best Way to Import H.265 to iMovie for Editing

Published on by Chris King

Here is the quick tutorial for you how to import H.265 into iMovie flawlessly. Follow it now.

Best Way to Import H.265 to iMovie for Editing
If you’ve got some 4K H.265 files like from Samsung NX1, Samsung NX500, how to make a smooth postproduction? Here’s how you can import H.265 to iMovie smoothly. If you just have the intention to edit H.265 videos in iMovie, read on.

In fact, H.265(HEVC), a highly compressed format, is not easy for editing in iMovie. Then how to bring (4K) H.265 videos to iMovie for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. As far as I know, Apple InterMediate Codec is the best format for iMovie, which ensures both efficiency and quality.

After testing countless freeware and commercial software, I highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to you which is the best H.265 Converter(See top 3 H.265/HEVC Encoder and Decoder) for you to encode H.265 files for iMovie smooth editing on Mac(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite include). In addition, the program is capable of converting H.265 to other professional codecs like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and various non-linear editing systems (NLE). Plus, it can also convert H.265 to H.264 MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, etc format for playing with VLC, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. Now, download the software on computer and follow the steps below to start conversion.

How to convert H.265 files to iMovie supported AIC MOV

Step 1. Import H.265 files

Install and run the H.265 to iMovie Converter app. Click "Add video" button to load the H.265 movies you want to convert for iMovie. Or simply drag your videos to the left item bar for converting. Batch conversion is supported so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time.

Step 2. Choose iMovie preferred format

Click the Format box and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.

Step 3. Convert and import H.265 to iMovie

OK, now let's go to the last step: click the Convert button to start converting H.265 video to AIC .mov for iMovie. The conversion will finish soon if your videos are not too large. After the conversion, start iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted video files to iMovie. And then just enjoy yourself in home movie making.

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