Best way to Edit Canon MXF clips in iMovie

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Looking for a best way to make Canon MXF videos editable in iMovie? This article will give you some clues. Keep reading.

You may collected a lot of Canon MXF videos from Canon professional camcorders, such as XF series including XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100 and EOS C300/C500 .etc. and looking for a best way to make Canon MXF videos editable in iMovie. In this article, you will know how to import Canon MXF footage to iMovie for further editing.

Although iMovie claims that it can support the importing and editing workflow of the native MXF files from Canon Camcorders, it actually turns out to be a pain for Canon users because you will always find that iMovie seems not to support the MXF files. In order to open Canon MXF clips in iMovie smoothly without any trouble, you have to transcode MXF to AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) is the most friendly video format of iMovie) so that you can easily get the converted MOV files to iMovie.

You may be worried that the MXF to MOV conversion may reduce the high-definition quality of your MXF files and the conversion process seems to cost you a lot of time. With Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, you will find it is easy to convert MXF to AIC (MOV) with original quality at faster speed than other video converters you have tried. Now follow the step-by-step guide and you can get the MXF footages converted to AIC (MOV) for editing in iMovie.

Tutorial: Convert Canon MXF to AIC for iMovie

STEP 1: Download, install and run the MXF Converter Mac and transfer your Canon MXF clips to the program for converting by clicking “Add” button. Or you can directly drag&drop the files into the program.

STEP 2: Go to “Format” column and choose format for iMovie.

iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) is the best output format for Canon MXF in iMovie editing workflow.

Tip: If necessary, you can adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button.

STEP 3: click “Convert” button to start the Canon MXF to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X (High Sierra included).

Once the conversion finished, you can get the generated files under “Open” panel and transfer the encoded Canon MXF videos into iMovie without any issue.

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