MXF to Mac-Import Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF to iMovie/FCE
The Canon EOS C500 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (EF Lens Mount) represents Canon's first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. Sharing a sensor with the earlier EOS C300 camera, the EOS C500 fulfills the potential of the large (Super 35mm-size), high-resolution (8.8 Mp effective) CMOS imager by offering full 4K RAW output via 3G-SDI.
1080 50i/60i MXF processing with iMovie 8/9/11 or FCE 4
To create digital files robust enough for major post-production, the EOS C500 delivers the highest image quality with its XF Codec and also record HD movies in 1920*1080. Although the users are quite satisfied with the videos from C500, they are also disappointed to find that they can not import Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to iMovie/FCE for their further editing. The reason is easy to find --- iMovie or FCE can not recognize .mxf files. Then how to edit Canon C500 .mxf video files in iMovie 8/9/11 or FCE4? Since the recording format can not be changed, we have to target iMovie/FCE and find the solution to the problem.
After googling, we will get that Apple InterMediate Codec is the one that can be supported by iMovie/FCE. So it is the bridge between Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files and iMovie/FCE. In order to load C500 MXF files to iMovie/FCE, we have to convert C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to AIC MOV for editng with iMovie/FCE. Here recommended the best MXF to iMovie/FCE Converter on Mac, which is also compatible with Mac OS Lion. With it, you can not only convert C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to AIC, but also deinterlace the 1080 50i/60i files to make it more smooth in iMovie/FCE. Besides, the MXF to iMovie/FCE Converter is designed with some features for editing, such as cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos. It is the most useful tool for you to import Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to iMovie/FCE.
Now, let's convert C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with the top MXF to iMovie/FCE Converter on Mac under the help of the step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Import Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to the top MXF to iMovie/FCE Converter.
Launch the MXF to iMovie Converter. Click the button "File" to add 1080 50i/60i MXF files to it or directly drag and drop the files your MXF files. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Tips: If you have multiple Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files, you can select the "Merge into one" box to merge the files into one single file for iMovie/FCE so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie/FCE and set the output folder.
Click on the "Format" and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE. Then you can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you need.
Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note 1: You'd better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie/FCE. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
Note 2: You can customize the defaults and save them as custom conversion settings without affecting the original default selection.
Step 4: Start to convert C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to AIC for iMovie/FCE.
Click the "Convert" button; it will convert C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to AIC on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the "Conversion" interface.
When the C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to AIC conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for iMovie/FCE by clicking on "import" button effortlessly. Now you can easily import Canon C500 1080 50i/60i MXF files to iMovie/FCE for editing with high quality without any trouble.
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1. Open up iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…
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