GoPro Hero 4 is the latest camera released from GoPro, inc. this is the most advanced GoPro camera yet, it has two versions, one is GoPro Hero 4 black and another is GoPro Hero 4 silver, the black version is better than the silver version. GoPro Hero 4 black version can record videos in 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120, and it has equipped with 2x more powerful processor, which can offer 2x faster video frame rates. Besides it can capture high quality 12MP photos at speeds up to 30 fps, and the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will help you to transfer and share the recordings conveniently.

On GoPro Hero 4 related editing forums, there are a lot of users complained the issue to edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with iMovie/FCE, what they found is that they can’t edit GoPro Hero 4 files with iMovie or Final Cut Express on Mac smoothly, the final cut takes much time to render, and the imported videos can’t be edit smoothly, most users want to seek a better way to import GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to iMovie/FCE and edit natively. But, how to edit GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files with iMovie/FCE natively? The most effective way is to convert H.264 MP4 to iMovie/FCE natively supported codec, from iMovie and Final Cut Express product help page you will know AIC is native codec for iMovie/FCE, if you convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 videos to AIC codec, you can edit them in iMovie and Final Cut Express natively, there will be no importing or editing issue anymore.

As we discussed above, you will need to transcode GoPro Hero 4 video to AIC codec for your iMovie/FCE on Mac. In order to convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to AIC codec, you will need AIC converter, here we recommend the best GoPro Hero 4 to iMovie/FCE Converter for you, it is UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac, this is the best HD Video Converter on the market which can convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to iMovie/FCE AIC codec easily, besides prores codec, it has many native formats or codecs supported, such as AIC for iMovie/FCE, ProRes for FCP X, DNxHD for Avid, etc. you can use it to convert HD formats to any formats you need.

Convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE

Step 1. Free download GoPro Hero 4 iMovie/FCE Converter, install it on your computer. This software also has Windows version, if you need to convert GoPro Hero 4 MP4 files on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, you can choose to use it.

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Step 2. Run this GoPro Hero 4 to iMovie/FCE Converter, and then click “Add File” button on the top left corner to load the GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files that you want to convert.

GoPro Hero 4 to iMovie/FCE Converter

Step 3. Click the “Profile” bar, and move mouse cursor to “iMovie and Final Cut Express” category, then select “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to AIC MOV

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to convert GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac will start the GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to AIC conversion immediately, you don’t need to worry about the quality, video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed, you will get top quality videos for editing with iMovie/FCE on Mac.

When the GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 to AIC conversion process is done, you can click “Open Folder” button and get the generated AIC .mov videos, and then you can import converted GoPro Hero 4 H.264 MP4 files into iMovie/FCE for editing with native AIC codec.