I imported all of my videos from a Sony HDR-CX550V camcorder into iMovie '11. I imported the video at the original resolution 1920x1080. I was planning on converting the video into some other codec so I can view it on both a Mac and Windows machine.
Unfortunately, I learned that this video is an ICOD (Apple Intermediate Codec) format wrapped in an MOV and I cannot use Handbrake to convert the video.
So I created a project in iMovie, added one of the videos to it, and exported it to HD 1080p...and the quality was absolutely horrible! For instance, the shadows in the converted video had a red tint! It reminded me of a .GIF animation.
Unfortunately, I no longer have the videos on the camcorder, so I'm stuck with these ICOD files...what are my options? I want to convert them into something Handbrake can handle.