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Convert My Canon 500D/T1i footages to AIC MOV for Editing in iMovie 8

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Summer is coming... a time when millions of families head to the sun, sand, and surf. And along with the sunscreen, water and towels most will tote along their cameras to capture the sun-filled memories of children splashing in waves or building monster sand castles. Many shutterbugs readily whip out their camera in the heat of the moment and record it. A few days ago, I just took all family shootings produced by the lovely Canon EOS 500D (also called Canon Rebel T1i) in last summer and wanted to arrange them by cutting unwanted parts and merging them into one, in order to free up disk space for the upcoming summer videos. But I found iMovie 8 on my Mac can not support these H.264 MOV footages, let alone edit them.

Then I went to an apple forum and there were a lot of choices to convert. Complicated and slow ones. But someone said about the Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, I tried and finally convert my Canon 500D/T1i footages to AIC MOV for iMovie successfully. For I heard that there are few tools in the market support canon EOS MOV videos, now I found one and certainly needed share it with all Canon EOS camera users.

Following I will show you how to use this software by taking Canon 500D/T1i MOV to AIC MOV for iMovie conversion as an example.

For the preparation of this conversion, connect your Canon 500D/T1i MOV to iMac or Macbook and transfer MOV video files into hard drive.

Step 1: Load Canon 500D/T1i MOV video files into this program.
Specify the right video files and drag MOV video file into this software and another way to import video files is clicking “Add” button.

Hints: Batch video files are allowed to be imported,therefore joining several video files into big one is supported by ticking the checkbox of “Merge into one file” under the preview window.

Step 2: Choose AIC MOV as output video format and specify the destination folder.
Click “Format” icon and select “Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov)” for “iMovie” section as the exported video format. What’s more, you are free to choose the folder where you want to put converted MOV file by clicking the “Output” icon.

Step 3: Edit Canon 500D/T1i MOV video files.(Optional)
Click the big button “Editor” and another interface comes out for you to perfect video files. As it shows, some editing options are provided, and there you are free to crop unwanted video parts, trim video lenghth and add interesting video to original one.

Step 4: Start this Canon 500D/T1i Video to iMovie AIC conversion.
Click the button “Convert”, this conversion will begin immediately. And after a few minutes, Canon 500D/T1i MOV files are ready for you to play and edit on iMovie 8/9/11.

Hope this Mac Canon 500D/T1i MOV to AIC MOV Converter becomes your ideal assistant in your digital life.

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