If you experience any issues loading Canon XF300/305 50mbps MXF files to iMovie for further editing, you may wish to read this thread. It guides you through the process of converting XF300/305 50mbps MXF videos to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie flawlessly.
iMovie won’t recognize Canon XF300 50mbps MXF files
“Is there a good way to import Canon XF300 50mbps MXF files into iMovie 11 at full HD resolution? I am trying to load them onto my MacBook Pro and edit with iMovie, but iMovie 11 won’t import them. In the import dialog box the files are grayed out. All I can do is convert the files to QuickTime movie format. Here comes my question, what’s the best converter to transocde Canon 50mbps MXF files for editing in iMovie? I’d rather not edit in a low resolution if possible. Any suggestions? Thanks.”
If your concern is lossless quality, then HD Video Converter for Mac is your proper choice. It is able to convert Canon XF300/305 50mbps MXF files to iMovie preferred AIC .mov format maintaining original quality. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to encode Canon XF300/305 50mbps MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing via using this third party converter app.
[Guide] How to transcode Canon XF300/305 50mbps MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
1. Start up HD Converter for Mac as a professional Canon MXF Converter for iMovie, and then click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
Step 2: Select AIC .mov as output format for iMovie
To convert Canon XF300/305 50mbps MXF files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘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.
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 50mbps MXF video 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.
Tips: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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