The mini Flip Ultra HD pocket camcorder creates 720p HD MP4 video that is smooth and crystal-clear. The videos play fine in QuickTime Player. However, Flip Ultra HD MP4 files are not so acceptable for Final Cut Express or iMovie. In order to save storage, the Flip uses H.264 codec, which is highly-compressed and good for video streaming but not optimal for video editing software and some media players. Experienced short film makers would convert the Flip Ultra to QuickTime MOV or DV AVI video first before do further editing. The following guide introduces a way converting Flip Ultra HD MP4 to 720p MOV for editing in iMovie,Final Cut Express with Pavtube Mac Converting HD Video software, which convert HD videos (MTS, MOV, MP4, TOD, MXF) to MPG,AVI,MOV,MPEG and popular video formats that are good for media players and Mac editing software.
Convert Flip Ultra HD MP4 to MOV for editing in Final Cut Express and iMovie
Free Download Pavtube Mac Converting HD Video software and follow the guide below for converting Flip Ultra HD MP4 video to iMovie and Final Cut Express
Step 1. Load source 720p MP4 video to the Mac Flip Ultra HD Converter.
Click “Add” to load the source Flip Ultra HD MP4 files.
Step 2. Set QuickTime MOV as output format for playing and editing.
Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. As we’re converting Flip Ultra HD MP4 footage for editing in Final Cut Express,iMovie, you may follow “Common Video”>> “MOV-QuickTime (*.mov).
Step 3. Adjust A/V parameters to get lossless MOV video.
The software allows you to adjust advanced audio and video parameters. Click “Settings” if to customize A/V settings to meet your requirements. My advice is to set the video size, bitrate and fame rate to be exactly as the footages so that you will suffer least quality degradation. For example, when the video is shot at 1280*720, 5mbps, 30fps, you can set Size-1920*1080, Bitrate-original, Frame rate-30. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
Step 4: Start converting Flip Ultra HD MP4 to 720p MOV QuickTime format.
After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to start conversion. And you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files for play back or edit.
Tip: The Mac Converting HD Video software also converts Flip Ultra HD MP4 video to AVI in sync. The software convert Flip Ultra HD 720p MP4 video and export to AVI, MOV, MPG, VOB, TS, MKV, M4V as well as audio MP3. You may trim the video to desired length in Editor Interface, just select the video you’d like to trim and click “Edit” menu.