Showing posts with label convert mp4 to aic. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Import Panasonic HX-WA03 MP4 recordings to iMovie for free editing

Summary: This guide will show you how to ingest mp4 movies from Panasonic HX-WA03 and edit them in iMovie quickly and easily on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Panasonic HX-WA03 Video Camera

First's blue and white, very gorgeous! This compact little vid cam is also water proof, shock proof, freeze proof and records in HD! I'm a video producer, always looking to travel lightweight. I bought this camera specifically to shoot video at the LA Auto Show. The camera shoots beautiful 1080 HD video in low light and the audio is great.

Panasonic WA03 MP4 video not work with iMovie?

The video camera we are using is Panasonic HX-WA03, it gives us videos in .mp4 extension while iMovie 11 seems to not working with it. We are wondering if anything simple workflow to help with this?


Since MP4 is created by Microsoft and it isn't compatible with most Mac software program, and iMovie is one particular. When importing a MP4 file from Panasonic HX-WA03 to iMovie, it'll goes gray, that signifies iMovie does not assistance WA03 MP4 files. Thus, we will have to do anything just before editing Panasonic HX-WA03 files with iMovie. To get iMovie willing to import MP4 files from Panasonic HX-WA03 cameras, the ideal resolution should be to convert WA03 mp4 video to iMovie compatible formats, right here, AIC .mov, the natively supported format by iMovie.


To perform this job, a third-party software is needed. Here Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It's a professional and powerful high-quality Mac video converter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Panasonic HX-WA03 MP4 files to AIC encoded MOV for iMovie. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, FCE, FCP X, and Adobe Premiere (Pro) etc. Just download it and follow the tutorials below to transfer and import Panasonic HX-WA03 footage to for smoothly editing in iMovie.

Guide: Transcoding Panasonic HX-WA03 MP4 to AIC codec for iMovie

Step 1. Download, install and run the Mac MP4 to AIC Converter, click "Add" or "Add From Folder" to load your WA03 footage.


Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov) as output format.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start WA03 MP4 to AIC MOV conversion.

As soon as the encoding process finished, you can get the final output aic .mov files via clicking "Open" button effortlessly. The transcoded files now are ready for editing in iMovie.

Additional Tips:
1. If you want to edit Panasonic HX-WA03 MP4 video in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

2. Need to convert more various formats besides MP4, or convert DVD and blu-ray movies for backup or further playback? Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can help you to accomplish both of them. It is integrated software for converting different videos, DVDs and blu-ray discs. Good news to you that you can get 20% discount at Pavtube Christmas Giveaway. Go to get it now.

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