Can iMovie Edit 60fps HD Videos Smoothly?

Summary: If you wanna get to konw why iMovie not importing 60 fps HD videos and look for the best solution. Just follow the article to convert 1080 60fps video files to AIC for edting in iMovie on Mac now.

Got one camcorder, like Sony NEX-5N, NEX7, A99, A65, Panasonic HC-V720 to record 1920*1080 Full HD MTS footage up to 60fps (50fps for PAL) and have met the incompatible erros when you tried importing 60fps videos to iMovie 8/9/11 for further editing? From googling, we find many users have the same issues.

Whilst away snowboarding on my most recent trip, I recorded most days in 720p / 60fps (as it looks ultra smooth) and have just over 54Gb of footage; divided into five folders on my iMac (one for each day) with about 20 .mp4 files in each one. I assumed I could put together something decent on iMovie 11. Some Googling revealed that iMovie does not support 60FPS. Is that right? And then how to get imovie easily working with these 60fps video? Any help would be appreciated.

I am a novice iMovie user. I have footage in a 60fps camera that I imported into iMovie. When I import it, either with or without optimization, the video is very jumpy and the audio doesn't time with the footage at all. But 30fps footage imports into iMovie correctly. Is there any way to import the 60fps video correctly so that I don't have this problem, even if it means downgrading the quality? 

In fact, iMovie can't support the format 1080p@60fps because it is a nonstandard frame rate. If you want to natively ingest and edit the 60fps videos in iMovie, you have to firstly transcode 60fps footage it to a compatible frame rate with a native format by iMovie, like AIC. It means that you have to use a professional HD Video Converter for Mac to encode the 60fps video to AIC so that you can keep the HD quality for iMovie editing.

Require software: 
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac- Top 60fps video to iMovie Converter

Main features: This software is best Mac HD Video Converter that can transcode any kinds of HD Video files to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), Apple ProRes 422 codec, DNxHD codec, etc for puting into FCP, iMovie, Adobe, Avid, ect NLE's for editing. These output formats are specially presetted, so the conversion quality is guaranteed, you can get lossless video conversion with this tool.

Here is step by step guide: How to get 1080p@60fpsvideos to iMovie for editing.

Step 1. Download, install and launch this 60fps Video Converter for iMovie. Import the 60fps footage to the Mac converter by clicking the "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button. 

Step 2. Click "format" bar to choose the output format. If you want to edit 1080 60fps video in iMovie 8/9/11, please choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)". This is best format for iMovie editing on Mac, once converted, you won't need to render.

Step 3. You can click “Settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

Step 4. Click convert button to start converting 1080 60fps video to AIC .mov for iMovieediting.

After the conversion, you can import the converted footages to iMovie. It's just a piece of cake to edit 60fps video files in iMovie? Just have a try! Good luck, and let us know if your problem is fixed. ;-)

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