If you haven’t figured out a way to work Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files in Mac iMovie, this post is worth reading. It displays how to transcode XF105/XF100 MXF video to Apple InterMediate Codec, so as to easily edit XF105/XF100 MXF footage in iMovie without further rendering or unexpected import issues.
People usually face import problems while putting XF105/XF100 MXF recordings into iMovie for basic editing, that’s mainly because iMovie can’t deal with Canon MXF shootings smoothly. If you intend to import and edit Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files with iMovie beautifully, we would recommend that you convert XF105/XF100 MXF recording to AIC, the friendliest editing codec of iMovie previously. In that way, you are able to easily edit Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files in iMovie without trouble one or another. To do Canon MXF to iMovie QuickTime Conversion, HD Video Converter is worth a try. It works great as a Canon MXF to iMovie AIC Converter, which is able to generate AIC .MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimal quality.
How to transcode Canon XF105/XF100 MXF footage to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for use in iMovie?
Follow these steps:
1. Install and run HD Video Converter for Mac as a Canon MXF Video to QuickTime AIC Converter. The main interface appears as below:
2. Click on ‘Add File’ to add your Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files to the program from your camcorder or from a card reader, or from an archived folder that contains your source media.
3. From the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
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.
4. (Optional) Click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings if necessary.
5. When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files to AIC – the best suited editing format for using within Apple iMovie Version 11, 8, or 9.
6. When the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC QuickTime files and open them in iMovie for further editing with optimal performance.