How to use Canon XC10 XF-AVC 4K/1080p files in iMovie? If you are looking for an easy and direct way to import and edit Canon XC10 XF-AVC 4K/1080p files in iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It guides you through the process of converting Canon XC10 XF-AVC 4K/1080p files to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for editing in Apple iMovie with excellent quality.
With Canon’s XC10 4K Camcorder, professional UltraHD 4K/Full HD recording capability and still photography are presented in package ergonomically designed for handheld operation and portability. Offering slow- and fast-motion recording, multiple custom picture settings including Canon log and Canon Wide DR Gamma, and interval shooting for time-lapse still photography, the XC10 4K Camcorder offers a wide range of workflow option. The camcorder can record H.264 4:2:2/8-bit MXF 4K (QFHD) 3840 x 2160 movies to internal CFast cards or Full HD 1920 x 1080 video to SD cards at multiple frame and bit rates (up to 305Mbps in 4K). The XC10 4K Camcorder also offers 4K 30p movie playback output via its HDMI 1.4 output.
For those who need to edit Canon XC10 MXF files in iMovie, we would recommend transcoding XC10 MXF footage to AIC .mov before editing. AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec) is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well. In this way, you can expect a fast and fluid workflow between iMovie and XC10 4K Camcorder. Read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to rewrap XC10 4K/HD MXF files to AIC for editing in iMovie natively.
How to encode Canon XC10 4K/HD MXF files to AIC for iMovie editing?
Step 1: Download, install and launch HD Video Converter for Mac as a Canon XC10 Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert XC10 MXF video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This output format is also suitable for editing in Final Cut Express.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin Canon XC10 movies to AIC .MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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