Fujifilm X-T4 iMovie - Edit H.265 in iMovie on macOS Big Sur

Can’t import and edit Fujifilm X-T4 4K H.265 MOV files in iMovie? From this article to learn the Fujifilm X-T4 4K to iMovie best workflow.

A smooth way to edit H.265 with iMovie can be achieved by converting and compressing 4K H.265 to iMovie favorable MP4 or MOV formats.

The Fujifilm X-T4 is the company’s latest high-end photo and video APS-C mirrorless camera. It brings in-body stabilization, faster shooting, improved autofocus and a larger battery to the already very capable X-T3.

Apple has issued iMovie 10.2.3, a maintenance release devoted to fixing bugs related to importing projects from iMovie for iOS. Apple has updated iMovie for Mac, adding support for 4K editing and sharing, along with support for editing videos shot in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You can also import movies and trailers from iMovie for iPhone and iPad, and the Media View has been redesigned. However, it does not mean that you can import 4K video with any format to iMovie for 4K editing. For Fujifilm X-T4 or Fujifilm X-T3 users who have recorded 4K H.265 .MOV video, can iMovie has the capability to handle this type of 4K footage format?

iMovie supported 4K file formats

Before answering your question, first let’s take a look at iMovie editable 4K file formats. iMovie has native input support for MPEG-4, QuickTime movie mov, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV & HDV formats. As for 4K video, you can only load iPhone and iPad mov file formats to iMovie. H.265 is unfortunately excluded from iMovie supported format list.

Solve iMovie won’t Import Fujifilm X-T4 video issues

To successfully import Fujifilm X-T4 to iMovie, the most simple way is transcoding Fujifilm X-T4 H.265 to iMovie editable 4K MP4 or MOV file formats. You can make the job easily completed with a H.265 to iMovie Converter – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which allows you to transcode Fujifilm X-T4 recordings to iMovie preferred 4K editing format MP4 or MOV with fast conversion speed and perfect image quality.

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After you have got iMovie supported 4K formats, you may still suffer Fujifilm X-T4 video playback choppy issues if your Mac computer does not meet the basic standard for 4K editing: a Mac from 2011 or later with at least 4GB of RAM. (4K playback in full resolution requires an iMac with Retina display or Mac Pro connected to a 4K display). To get a smooth video editing process on a less powerful Mac computer, it is ideal to compress 4K to 1080p or even small file size according to your situations.

Edit 4K Fujifilm X-T4 videos

Besides converting Fujifilm X-T4 videos for you, Acrok program can also acts as a simple 4K video editor. You can use it to trim or cut video to leave only your desired parts, crop video to remove the unwanted black borders, merge separate video into one, split large Fujifilm X-T4 video into small clips, add video/image/transparent watermark to video, insert subtitles to Fujifilm X-T4video, remove/replace audio in video, deinterlace Fujifilm X-T4video to get better image quality, etc.

How to Convert Fujifilm X-T4 4K H.265 for iMovie Editing?

Step 1: Add Fujifilm X-T4 files into the program.

Run the Fujifilm X-T4 to iMovie Converter on your Mac computer and click “Add file” or “Add folder” to add Fujifilm X-T4 .MOV files into the H.265 Video Converter.

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Step 2: Select output file format.

Click “Format”bar, from its drop-down list, output iMovie supported 4K editing file formats such as 4K MP4 or 4K MOV, here we select to output “4K Video (*.mp4)” under “4K Video” drop-down list.

Convert 4K video to 4K MP4, MOV for iMovie

If you want edit Fujifilm X-T4 4K H.265 videos in iMvoie more smoothly, plesae select iMovie > iMvoie (AIC) (.mov) as output format.

Convert  H.265 video to iMovie AIC MOV on Mac

Step 3: Compress Fujifilm X-T4 H.265 to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, click “Resolution (pix)”, from its drop-down list, select “1920*1080” downscale Fujifilm X-T4 video to 1080p for smooth editing workflow with iMovie on less powerful computer.

Step 3: Edit Fujifilm X-T4 files.

Select an item on the main interface to open the “Video Editor” window, here you can flip or rotate video angel, trim video length, crop video black borders, add video/imag/watermark, adjust video color effect, remove/replace audio in video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to video.

Step 5: Start the final conversion process.

After finish the above steps, click the right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert or compress Fujifilm X-T4 video to iMovie favorable MP4 or MOV formats.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open” button on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files. You will then have no problem to import Fujifilm X-T4 video to iMovie editing on Mac.

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