The iMovie won’t import 4K MXF files from your Canon XC10? The easy workaround is to transcode XC10 MXF recordings to iMovie natively supported format – AIC .mov. Here is a quick-stare guide for you.
“Hey Everyone, I’m working on a show that is shooting on the new Canon XC10, it shoots in 4K mxf file format. I think I know the answer but I can’t find anywhere that iMovie 11 supports this or will support this. We plan on ama linking to the footage and transcoding to AIC MOV but are we able to do this ?”
XC10 uses Canon’s new XF-AVC codec to record video files and package them in an .MXF wrapper. It achieves a high data compression rate although, this codec is difficult for video editing programs including iMovie to recognize and support. So you can’t import and edit Canon XC10 4K MXF files with iMovie smoothly.
In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit XC10 4K MXF files with iMovie? Absolutely, it’s to convert 4K MXF to AIC MOV, native supported video format for iMovie. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of MXF Converter for Mac. With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon XC10 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs.
Converting 4K MXF video from Canon XC10 to work in iMovie 8/9/11
Step 1: Load the 4K videos to the program
Download and install the 4K MXF Video Converter, and then import the source 4K MXF videos from XC10 to it. To do so, you can directly drag & drop the files onto the main interface, or you can click the “Add” icon to locate the videos from your local disk. Note that batch conversion is supported, so you can add several files to the converter at one time.
Step 2: Set output video format
Click the Format column to select output format “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the best compatible video format for editing 4K MXF in iMovie.
Tips: Hit the Settings icon, start to adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.
Step 3: Begin to convert XC10 4K MXF videos to iMovie
When you finish the settings, you can press the big “Convert” button to kick off the conversion. By using future-proof technology, the conversion will be finished with ultrafast speed and the best video quality kept. After the conversion, you can then edit the Canon XC10 4K MXF videos in iMovie smoothly.