Edit Sony PMW-320 MXF video footages in iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac Mountain Lion
Summary:In this post, you can learn the best way and tools for importing and editing Sony PMW-320 MXF in iMovie 8/9/11.
Sony is pleased to announce the introduction of the new PMW-320 XDCAM EX Camcorder. This new shoulder mount camcorder joins the award-winning XDCAM EX product family of professional Solid State Recording acquisition tools. This new camcorder inherits all of the advanced creative recording features of the successful PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3 and the PMW-350 camcorders, and also offers several enhancements such as improved low light capability as well as SD recording as a standard feature.
We all know that the recordings' format of Sony PMW-320 is the MXF which delivers stunning picture quality. However, if you want to deinterlace and edit Sony PMW-320 MXF in iMovie 8/9/11, you will meet some problems. The problems lie in that iMovie 8/9/11 cannot support the original MXF footages from PMW-320. It is a common sense that the most compatible format for iMovie 8/9/11 is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov). So the first problem you have to solve is to deinterlace/transcode Sony PMW-320 MXF to AIC the most compatible codec which is specially designed for editing in iMovie 8/9/11.
Here we recommend you to choose a top MXF to AIC Converter for mac to transfer these recordings for iMovie 8/9/11 editing.
Steps for deinterlace Sony PMW-320 MXF clips to iMovie 8/9/11.
Step 1: Install the top Sony MXF Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your Sony PMW-320 1080p MXF footages to it. Tip: If you want to combine the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
Step 2: Click the Format box and select best output format on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as the export.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon on the main interface and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing Sony PMW-320 MXF to iMovie 8/9/11 with the best quality.
Step 4: Click the Arrow button on main interface to start converting/deinterlace Sony PMW-320 MXF clips to AIC video immediately.
After the Sony PMW-320 MXF to AIC converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie 8/9/11 to import the converted files and edit them in it without any rendering or incompatibility problem.
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