How to Import GH4 4K Video to iMovie with Apple InterMediate Codec Encoded MOV?

Summary: Hello there, are you all still confused with the incompatible GH4 4K videos to iMovies shot by Panasonic? Let me introduce you the easiest way, from GH4 4K video to iMovie for further editing. Here is how.

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The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096x2160 video at 24p.

Many GH4 users have encounter a problem like “Some video clips may not import into iMovie when using the Camera Import window”. You may see an alert similar to the one below.

Apple claim that you can import movie files to iMovie which stored on your Mac or a hard disk connected with Mac. These varied movie files format, including MPEG-4, standard DV as well as some MOV file (actually it is Apple InterMediate Codec *.mov). iMovie can only import AVCHD video files from a camcorder directly.

For GH4 users, how to import 4K video (UHD 4K or DCI 4K) to iMovie for further editing? GH4 4K footage are recorded to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, first, you should insert GH4’s memory card into a card reader and connect with Mac, then transfer the video files in the memory card to Mac, at last, import this GH4 4K video files into iMovie by it’s editing-friendly and best supported format MOV (Apple InterMediate Codec). 

You maybe confusion about how to convert GH4 4K video to Apple InterMediate Codec *.mov. Don’t worry.  Pavtube HD Video Converter should approve the best solution of converting GH4 4K to iMovie compatible Apple InterMediate Codec format. The program lets you convert GH4 4K to Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie in a few clicks. Taking the follow steps.


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Convert GH4 4K Video to AIC MOV for Editing in iMovie 

Step 1.Launch this converter and load your files.

Launch the program and open the main interface to hit the “Add videos” and “Add from folder”  to load our original GH4 4K videos

Step 2. Choose AIC *.mov format for streaming videos to iMovie.

Here is a preset for you to choose to make the conversion much easier and you don’t have to worry about all those parameters adjusting things. Just go to the “Format” bar list, and go for “iMovie and Final Cut Ex...” >> “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)”.

Step 3. Start to convert GH4 4K videos to AIC *.mov.

Clicking the “Convert” button on main interface and get the GH4 4K videos to Apple InterMediate Codec Encoded MOV conversion starts.

Then you can load files into iMovie easily and start to add subtitles in video.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    harga gopro (Tuesday, 12 July 2016 22:49)

    pretty easy when you follow all the steps, thanks

  • #2

    Harga kamera Xiaomi Yi 4K (Thursday, 14 July 2016 22:56)

    very nice and interesting article, thanks for the tips and information