How to import and edit Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files with iMovie or FCE?

The Pentax K-1 is Ricoh’s first full-frame DSLR. In addition to standard stills capture, the K-1 is capable of Full HD video at up to 30p or 60i using H.264 compression. This enables photographers to add high-resolution motion capture to their arsenal without needing to carry another camera. Also, when shooting in HD 720p, users can shoot at up to 60p. Overall we are expecting the image to be most exciting from the K-1. However, if you want to import the H.264 MOV files from Pentax K-1 to iMovie/FCE to edit the movies, you may find the high quality MOV files are not recognized by iMovie or FCE. So what’s the available workaround for Pentax K-1 and iMovie/FCE?

Pentax K-1 DSLR camera record footage with H.264/MPEG-4 codec and save the files in MOV container format. This is an ideal file type for video capture in an SLR camera, delivering relatively compact file sizes with image quality noticeably superior to alternate video compressions (such as Motion JPEG). However, the H.264 compression format is not ideal format for editing with NLE.

To import Pentax K-1 MOV videos to iMovie/FCE for smooth editing, the easy and quick workaround is to transcode the H.264 MOV to AIC MOV. Along with some help from third-party program like aPubsoft HD Video Converter for Mac, you can easily acheive your goal editing Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files in iMovie or FCE without any problem. This Video Converter for Mac enables you to transcode video files to editable format for Final Cut Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLE. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

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Convert Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE

Step 1. Import Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files

Run the Pentax K-1 to iMovie/FCE Converter; click the “Add File” button to load Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV footage to the program from your Mac computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Pentax K-1 to iMovie/FCE Converter

Step 2. Select output format for iMovie and FCE

Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” as output format. The AIC is the native codec for iMovie and FCE editing.

Convert Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV video to AIC MOV

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3. Start the Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to AIC conversion

Click on the “Convert” button to convert Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE on Mac with high video and audio quality.

After the Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV to AIC conversion finished, you can click the “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC .mov files. And then you can import the converted Pentax K-1 H.264 MOV files to iMovie 8/9/11/13 or Final Cut Express 4 for native editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc).