If you experience any issues importing Canon C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to iMovie for further editing, you may have interest in this post. It displays a workaround to convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF footage to AIC .mov for use in iMovie without any hassles.
The EOS C300 Mark II is a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realize their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD, with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The EOS C300 Mark II records footage using Canon’s new XF-AVC codec, which employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format and Linear PCM audio recording system, with .MXF files extension.
Since iMovie doesn’t add support for XF-AVC codec, to be able to work with C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files in iMovie smoothly, you will need to transcode them to a format that is best suitable for editing in iMovie, such as Apple InterMediate Codec, iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Check the short tutorial below to learn the details on how to convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF clips to AIC .MOV for iMovie editing.
How to transcode C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF to iMovie preferred editing codec?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a C300 Mark II XF-AVC 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 C300 Mark II XF-AVC 4k 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 the discontinued 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 C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF 4K movies to 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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