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Enable XDCAM MXF to work with iMovie 11 – Convert MXF to AIC MOV

With 1/2-inch Exmor Full HD CMOS Sensors and an effective count of 1920*1080, Sony’s top XDCAM series camcorder like Sony PMW-EX1, Sony PMW-EX3, Sony PMW-F3, Sony PMW-100 can record Full HD video (1920×1080) using MPEG HD422 compression technology at a data rate of up to 50Mbps at MXF format. Howerver using Sony XDCAM MXF footage in iMovieMac is a big problem. When you want to edit Sony XDCAM videos you recorded, you may find the high quality MXF files are not recognized by most editing software even iMovie.

If you need to import Sony XDCAM MXF to iMovie 11, you’d better convert/decode Sony XDCAM files to iMovie compatible AIC .mov format using Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. As Apple Intermediate Code (AIC) is the best format for editing in iMovie, so after transcoding Sony XDCAM files to AIC for iMovie, you can editing Sony XDCAM MXF in iMovie 11 natively.

Guide on how to Convert/import Sony XDCAM MXF to iMovie on Mac OS X.

Step 1. Install and launch the Sony XDCAM MXF to iMovie Converter, click “add videos” to load individual videos, or click “add from folder” to load the whole folder.

Step 2. Click “Format” preset and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express-> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony XDCAM MXF in iMovie as well as good video quality.
If you just want to convert this video for normal use and want it to be smaller in size, then Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov) is suggested.
You can also click “Settings” which is marked as step 3 to fix the frame rate, bitrate and video quality to your needs.

Step 3. now click “Convert” and let it go. The XDCAM MXFto iMovie Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of XDCAM MXF videos to convert, check ‘Shut down computer after conversion’, and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

When the conversion is finished, you can import the converted video file to iMovie. Now you can easily editing XDCAM MXF files in iMovie 11 on Mac, just have a try!


November 10, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to iMovieMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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