How to Get iMovie to Work with Canon PowerShot G5X/G9X MP4 on Mac El Capitan?

Diana Joan

Nov 20, 2015 09:47 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Canon has just announced two new point-and-shoot cameras: the PowerShot G5X Digital Camera and PowerShot G9X Digital Camera. Both the two cameras offer 1080p video recording at 24/30/60fps in MP4 format which is compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. For Mac users, when the shooting stage is over, you may prefer to enhance and polish your video with Apple's free video editing app iMovie. How about the workflow of Canon G5X/G9X MP4 with iMovie?

Canon PowerShot G5X G9X

Generally, iMovie will have no problem to handle the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MP4 files captured with Canon PowerShot G5X/G9X, however, sometimes, due to some other incompatible issues such as aspect ratio or frame rate, you may still fail to import Canon G5X/G9X MP4 video to iMovie for editing. To fix this issue, the best solution is to transcode MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec to iMovie best compatible editing format Apple Intermediate Codec.

To export iMovie best preferable AIC format, you can download the professional video conversion tool Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac El Capitan) which facilitates you to directly rewrap Canon PowerShot G5X/G9X MP4 to iMovie best favorable editing codec AIC without any quality loss.

Besides that, the program also offers some basic video editing functions for you to trim video clips, crop video file size, merge separate video clips, add text/image/video watermark to personalize your video, apply special rendering effect, etc.

Apart from iMovie, our program also grants you to convert Canon PowerShot G5X/G9X MP4 to QuickTime MOV for playing on QuickTime player, Apple Prores Codec for editing with FCP, DNxHD for working with Avid Media Composer.

How to Get iMovie to Work with Canon PowerShot G5X/G9X MP4 on Mac El Capitan?

Step 1: Add Canon G5X/G9X MP4 files.

Launch the program on your computer, add Canon PowerShot G5X/G9X MP4 files to the program by clicking the "Add Video" or "Add folder" button.

Add Canon G5X/G9X mp4 files

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best compatible editing format from "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov).

Pick output file format

Step 3: Start the conversion process.

After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start Canon G5X/G9X mp4 to iMovie AIC conversion process.

After the conversion, following the steps in the following articles to import Canon G5X/G9X mp4 to iMovie for fast and fluid editing.


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