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In this article you will know how to import 4K MXF and MP4 video to iMovie on Mac, with the best 4K Video Converter you will have no problem to convert 4K MXF and MP4 files to iMovie 11 best editing formats on Mac.

Does iMovie support 4K files well?

“Hi guys, I am a newbie to Mac, several days ago I purchased the latest iMac with 5k screen, I love this computer very much. When I am free I usually go to travel and then take photos and record high-definition videos. I have a GoPro Hero 4 camera which records 4K MP4 video for me, and a Sony PXW Z100 camcorder which can record 4K MXF files for me. After got the new Mac computer, I want to do some easy editings with my 4K MXF files and 4K MP4 files in iMovie, when I try to load them into iMovie, the software said the format is not supported, now I don’t know the way to import 4K MXF/MP4 to iMovie, can you help me?”

Have you recorded some 4K videos with your camera or camcorder? Do you need to edit the recorded 4K files with iMoive? When importing videos to an editing program like iMovie, there is a popular problem that most people are running into: iMovie can’t import 4K videos include 4K MXF and 4K MP4 files. Not only iMovie users, people who use Adobe Premiere CC/CS6/CS5, Avid MC and FCP X also have 4K video importing and editing issues. What’s the reasons for unsuccessful 4K MXF/MP4 to iMovie importing? Extra tracks in a 4K MXF/MP4 file will cause iMovie import failure, and 4K MXF/MP4 may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, XAVC, etc. To iMovie, this program can’t hand the video codecs and formats, so you can’t edit 4K MXF/MP4 with iMovie on Mac directly.

How to import 4K MXF/MP4 to iMovie on Mac?

4K cameras and camcorders are becoming more and more popular, so there are more users have the need to edit 4K files with iMovie, but from the information above we know that 4K MXF/MP4 files are not supported by iMovie, so what’s the best best solution to realize 4K MXF/MP4 importing and editing in iMovie? It is quite complicated to find a corresponding solution to each problem. And an all-in-one solution to get rid of all the 4K MXF/MP4 importing issues with iMovie couldn’t be better! You will need a 4K Video Converter to help you convert 4K MXF files and 4K MP4 videos to iMovie compatible format. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the right software for you, it can solve all the problems concerning 4K MXF/MP4 import and editing with iMovie, besides it can convert your 4K files to other editing programs like FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, Avid Media Composer, etc.

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Convert 4K MXF/MP4 files to iMovie best format

Step 1. Import 4K MXF/MP4 files
Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, install this 4K video converter and run the software on Mac, you will see its main interface. Click “Add Files” to add 4K MXF/MP4 files to convert.

Import and edit 4K MXF and MP4 with iMoive

Step 2. Choose iMovie supported video format
iMovie best supported video format is Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) MOV format, so just click and choose iMovie AIC codec MOV as output format in the format list. It can also convert videos to portable devices, such as works as iPhone 11 Video Converter.

Import and edit 4K MXF and MP4 with iMoive

Step 3. Edit 4K MXF/MP4 files (Optional)
This 4K MXF/MP4 to iMovie converter has easy-to-use video editing feature, the “Video Editor” can be reached by clicking the “Edit” button. You can edit your 4K MXF/MP4 files by using editing functions like cropping, trimming, adding watermark to video file, change video effects, etc.

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Step 4. Start 4K MXF/MP4 to AIC conversion
Click on the “Convert” button to start converting 4K MXF/MP4 files to iMovie natively supported format. The 4K converter will begin the conversion process immediately.

Step 5. Import converted files to iMovie
When all the files are converted to iMovie supported format, run iMovie on your Mac and click “File” > “Import” > “Movies” to import the converted videos to iMovie for editing, now you can edit your 4K files in iMovie with native supported video format.


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