Convert Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV to AIC codec for iMovie

Pentax K-1 Mark II is the latest camera from Pentax company, and it is one of the best DSLRs from Pentax. The Pentax K-1 Mark II is the updated version of Pentax K-1 which released years ago. The Pentax K-1 Mark II features PRIME IV Image Processor, 36.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, 3.2″ Cross-Tilt LCD Monitor, SAFOX 12 33-Point AF Sensor, 5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction, Built-In Wi-Fi & GPS; Dual SD Card Slots, Full HD 1080p30 Video Recording is also supported, you can use it to capture vivid videos when you go travel.

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How to edit Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV video in iMovie natively?
“I am trying to import Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files to iMovie but the videos can’t be handled smoothly, as all of you know that Pentax K-1 Mark II records H.264 MOV format. I want to import the H.264 MOV videos to iMovie unfortunately iMovie can’t support the H.264 files natively. Is there any method to import and edit Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV video in iMovie natively? Let me know if you have any idea?”

The Pentax K-1 Mark II equipped with Dual SD Card Slots that are used in various Pentax cameras and other devices for recording the video footage. The format recorded by Pentax K-1 Mark II that is stored in H.264 MOV format, which is not a good editing format, as most editing programs have bad support for H.264 codecs. In this case, you will not be able to import and edit Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV video in iMovie natively. You will need to look for better Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie workflow.

Workflow of Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files on iMovie
Generally speaking, iMovie has no problem to import Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files, however, in most conditions, the MOV files footage recorded on Pentax K-1 Mark II may contain more than one codec, such as H.264 codec or MPEG-4 codec, both of them are not editing codec for iMovie. In this case iMovie cannot load the recorded files from Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie. The best solution is to transocde Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files to iMovie natively supported codec Apple InterMediate Codec, which will also bring you a fast and fluid workflow with perfect quality.

To encode Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV to Apple InterMediate Codec, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can be a good option for you, it is the best video converter on Mac, nearly all the videos are supported to import and convert, such as Blu-ray, DVD, 4K UHD, Full HD 1080p, etc. It can comprehensively convert H.264 MOV files recorded by Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie best compatible editing codec Apple InterMediate Codec.

Convert Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files to iMovie AIC codec

Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac from the link and then install this Pentax to iMovie converter on your Mac computer. If you want to convert video files on Windows computer like desktop computer or laptop, you can also use the windows version, both Windows version and Mac version can help you to convert videos from Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie or other editing programs and devices.

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Step 2. Load Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files to the Pentax to iMovie converter. You can choose to transfer the Pentax K-1 Mark II MOV files from the camera to your Mac hard drive, then add them to the software by clicking “Add Files” button. Or you can just drag and drop videos into this Pentax K-1 Mark II iMovie converter.

Convert Pentax K-1 Mark II video for iMovie

Step 3. Select Apple InterMediate Codec as output format. From the “Format” drop-down list, select the output format from “iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov)”. The program provides many types of output formats, such as Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, and HD videos like MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, etc. you can choose these output formats according to your need.

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Step 4. If you want to change the output parameters before convert videos from Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie, you can click “Settings” button, and then you are available to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or other parameters according to your need. If you don’t need to change, you can skip this step.

Step 5. Start Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie Apple InterMediate Codec encoding process. Tap right-bottom “Convert” button, Acrok will start the conversion process immediately.

When the Pentax K-1 Mark II to iMovie conversion is finished, feel free to import converted files to iMovie for further professional post workflow, and you can edit the videos natively.


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