iMovie and HEVC on Mac

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  1. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    So.... how do I edit the new iOS11 HEVC video format on iMovie for Mac?

    I can do the edits on the iPad but iMovie.app is a bit shallow compared to the desktop version. I know I can convert the HEVC format to something old but that just seems a bit backwards considering this is Apples new format decision and Apples own consumer editing programs.
     
  2. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    High Sierra adds HEVC, so I assume iMovie will be updated.
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    The macOS iMovie app was updated a few hours ago with updated codec support, a quick test of it gives HEVC support - no issues so far.
     
  4. KittyKatta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. i saw that update came just an hour after my initial post. Thats great except for one thing.... High Sierra only. :(

    I am still on El Capitan because I run Aperture and that was the last version where its stable. But HEVC is important so I'm doing a few OS backups and I'm going to jump on (or off) High Sierra. From what other Aperture users say then I'll lose Full Screen editing and I'll have a few crashes but it should run "good enough".
     
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    Create a separate install of macOS on an external drive. That way you can run El Capitan or High Sierra when required.
     

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