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Transcode Apple InterMediate Codec MOV from iMovie to H.264 MP4 no quality loss

June 2, 2016

Wanna an easy way to transcode iMovie Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) to H.264 MP4 for easier playback and sharing. Read this article below and you will get 2 ways to export imovie projects to MP4. Great !

Method 1.Convert iMovie to MP4 for Mac OS X Using QuickTime
Firstly, we are going to teach you how to transfer iMovie videos to MP4 via using the features of iMovie itself---QuickTime item. Follow the steps to learn the instructions on converting iMovie to MP4 nicely on Mac OS X.



Launch the iMovie and get into the main interface. Click "Share > Export using QuickTime" at the top menu bar.



Then a window named "Save exported file as…" pops up. Click "Export" option and find "Movie to MPEG-4" in the drop-down menu. If you need to make some settings to the file video format, you can click Settings button; if not, directly hit on "Save" button to export a mp4 file from iMovie.

Method 2. Convert iMovie Files to MP4 with iMovie to MP4 Converter

In this way, if the exported files still cannot recognized by your devices or are rejected by the video sharing websites, we here highly suggest you to use this professional iMovie to MP4 Converter on Mac - Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It can convert iMovie to MP4 in HD, as well as AVI, WMV, etc. so that you can watch them on Windows computer, android devices, and more. What’s more, this program can also works well with different videos from other NLEs like FCP, Premiere Pro, etc. Let’s together see how to convert iMovie to MP4 for Mac OS X.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Add iMovie File into this converter

1. Click the "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to find the videos that you want to convert to MP4. Here you can import multiple videos.



2. Select output format

Click on "Format" bar, and select output format from the drop-down list. H.264/AVC and MPEG-4 encoded MP4 formats are available. For some common protable devices, special output formats are listed for you, such as Android, iPad, iPhone, HTC and so on. If you like, you can click the "Settings" to set parameters for your devices.



Tips - Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding iMovie files to MP4. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

3. Start the conversion process

When specifying the output format, click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner of the primary window to start converting iMovie export video to MP4.

Conclusion: Above are two best solutions to how to save and convert iMovie to MP4 file. In general, you can use the first way to achieve it. But if the first way can't meet your need, the software introduced in the 2nd part can help you as well. Let’s just have a try!

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