Many kinds of camera such as GoPro HD Hero can shoot MP4 file videos in three different resolutions at 1920 x 1080p, 1280 x 960p, 1280 x 720p in 30 and 60 fps (720p) in MP4, H.264 format, and also it can record video in standard definition 848 x 480 (60 fps) WVGA format.
Generally speaking, MP4 file format is well compatible with Mac software like QuickTime player, iTunes, etc. However, when comes to GoPro video editing in iMovie, it is a painful experience to some GoPro HD camera owners. Below are two examples:
I'm using a GoPro HD to record my drifting in 720 and trying to use iMovie HD to edit the video on my macbook because I can't use final cut express.The problem is that when I export the video, it comes out in low quality no matter how I tweak the settings in iMovie.I bought a cheap program for my iPad and that doesn't seem to have a problem.
How to create smooth slow motion using GoPro HD Hero 2 camera on iMovie?
To solve the problem, you need to convert Gopro file to iMovie compatible file formats like H.264, MOV or DV. The GoPro HD to iMovie Converter can be your great helper, for it allows you to convert GoPro video to iMovie format. Moreover, it can also act as Mac GoPro HD video editing software, which can run on Mac Mountain Lion, Lion OSX, Snow Leopard, etc.
Note: iMovie supported file formats:
DV, DV Widescreen, HDV 1080i, HDV 720p, MPEG4 simple profile, iSight and QuickTime files like MOV or MPEG-4 with H.264 as video codec.
Run and install the program, then click "Select File" to load GoPro HD video files you want to burn into into the program.
You can choose MOV, MPEG-4, H.264 etc as output format, here choose output as MPEG-4, from the drop down list of "Profile"> iMovie.
Hit "Next" to go to the conversion window. Meanwhile, You can preview the video during the conversion. And press "Start Conversion" button to start converting GoPro HD to iMovie.
When it is successfully converted, a pop-up windows will show you the destination of generated video. Then, what you need is to directly import the generated file into iMovie for further editing.