Convert ProRes Footage to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for iMovie

Below is a quotation from a customer:
“I have footage on my iMac G5 non-Intel which is ProRes 4444 from my client shot by an HVX200a in 720p24p and ingested the files as QuickTime movies. I don’t have Final Cut. Is there a way to convert the ProRes files to a format that can be edited in my iMovie. Would anyone know what converter to use? Much appreciated.”

After a Google search, I find there are lots of people regarding this issue. No worry. The article will mainly help you easily import ProRes footage into iMovie for editing.

The first thing you need to do is to convert the ProRes footage to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) recommended for use with all HD workflows in iMovie and Final Cut Express. Foxreal Video Converter for Mac is such kind of ProRes to AIC converting tool, which supports converting any ProRes footage to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) with super fast speed without quality loss on your Mac OS X, and the ProRes footage includes the Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy and more.

Below is an example to show you how to convert ProRes 4444 to Apple Intermediate Codec via Foxreal Video Converter for Mac.

Step 1: Run Foxreal Video Converter for Mac as the perfect ProRes to AIC Converter, and add your Apple ProRes 4444 footage into this program.

Step 2: Choose Apple Intermediate Codec format for iMovie.
Click on “Format” option to select “QuickTime Movie Format ” for use in iMovie. (If you like, you can also choose other iMovie compatible formats from the optimized profile list with ease, like DV-DVCPRO – NTSC (*mov), DVCPRO – PAL (*mov) and more.).

By the way, you can check “Merge into one file” box to join several ProRes video clips into a single one for smooth playback without interruptions.

Step 3: Start ProRes 4444 footage to Apple Intermediate Codec conversion by clicking on the “Convert” button next to the “Merge into one file” check-box. Batch ProRes conversion is also supported by this ProRes to Apple Intermediate Codec converter tool (Foxreal Video Converter for Mac).

Only for a while, you could get the converted ProRes 4444 files in AIC (*mov) format, and then you are able to easily import them to your iMovie for editing.

That’s all! Hope the converting ProRes to Apple Intermediate Codec guide will be great help for you!