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