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Convert Canon XF100 1080i 50Mbps MXF files to AIC MOV for iMovie

Canon XF100 HD Professional Camcorder besides the Canon XF Codec and Compact Flash (CF) recording sharing with other Canon XF series, Canon’s XF100 is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance.
Due to the fantastic Canon XF codec, Canon XF100 can support the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, up to a 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. 4:2:2 color sampling provides twice the color resolution of HDV and other codecs that use 4:2:0 color sampling. 4:2:2 provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color and maintains the highest quality image for use in post production processes such as chroma keying, color grading, advanced compositing and effects.

But when they import Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to iMovie for editing, they will get a notice that iMovie can not support the format. As we know, the best codec for editing with iMovie is Apple Intermiediate Codec (AIC). So the solution is clear and easy. You need to convert Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to AIC for iMovie. Then what is the best MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac?

Here recommended the top Canon XF100 MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac, which is also compatible with Mac OS Lion. With it, you can not only convert Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS, but also edit your MXF files, such as cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.

Let’s start the conversion with the step-by-step guide on how to transcode your Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to AIC and then import them to iMovie for editing.

Step 1: Import Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to the top MXF to iMovie Converter;
Launch the MXF to iMovie Converter on Mac. Click the button “File” to add MXF files to it or directly drag and drop the files your MXF files. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Tips: If you have multiple Canon XF100 1080p MXF files, you can select the “Merge” box to merge the files into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.
import mxf
Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
mxf to imovie aic mov
Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4: Start converting your Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC for iMovie.
Click the “Convert” button; it will transcode Canon XF100 MXF to AIC for iMovie on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for iMovie by clicking on “import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import the converted and/or merged Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC for editing with high quality without any trouble.

Tips:
1. This MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac can also help you to convert MXF file to any other playable and editable format like MOV, Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, Avid DNxHD, AIC, etc for QucikTime player, FCP, FCE, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas. If you want to learn more about it, please link to MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac.

2. If you also intend to convert your Canon XF100 MXF file to MP4, AVI, MOV, VOB, MPEG, etc for some media devices like iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, Sony Tablet S, Nook Tablet, Xoom, Apple TV, Apple TV 2,, Galaxy Tab, etc. You can refer to convert MXF files to AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, MPEG, MP4 to get some tips.

July 3, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to iMovieMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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