How to Transcode MXF to iMovie for editing

Tags: Canon MXF to iMvoie, Panasonic P2 MXF to iMovie

"I received my Canon C300 camcorder the other day, the videos are of very high quality, but when I try to import the MXF files to iMovie , they just could not be read, so hwo can I solve the problem? Thanks."

MXF(details are at the bottom of the article) is most used by many professional camcorder such as Canon XF series, Pansaonic P2 series, Sony XDCAM series and so on. The video recorded in MXF format is vivide, however, the MXF cannot be recognized by Apple applications including iMovie, FCP, FCE and so on.. If you need to edit MXF in iMovie, you need to convert them to MOV which is the best supported by iMovie. To transcode Canon MXF to iMovie, you need a professional MXF to iMovie Convert to help you. MXF Converter for Mac is an ideal tool for you.

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MXF Converter for Mac is a powerful software that can convert MXF from Canon XF, Panasonic P2 , Sony XDCAM camcorders to ProRes MOV for iMovie. Beside, it can also import Canon MXF, Panasonic P2 MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP, FCE to edit. Free download the MXF Converter Mac, and below is how.

Step 1. Load MXF files
Hit “Add File” button to load MXF video files from you camcorder. Due to the batch converting button, you can import and convert multiple files one time.

Step 2: Set output format
Click iMovie as output format, that is iMovie->iMovie ProRes(*.mov), if you need to convert MXF to FCP, you can directly choose Final Cut Pro as output format as well. Then hit “Save to” options to convert save converted files.

Set Out iMovie format

Step 3: Convert MXF to Apple ProRes MOV
After all settings are done, click Convert button to convert MXF to MOV for Final Cut Pro. After finish converting you can import the MXF footage to iMovie to edit further.

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Related article: How to import MXF to FCP

About MXF
MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file.
MXF has been designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats. MXF has full timecode and metadata support, and is intended as a platform-agnostic stable standard for future professional video and audio applications.-------from Wikpedia

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