Failed to read Sony A99 II MXF files in Apple iMovie natively? Converting Sony A99 II MXF footage to Apple InterMediate Codec encoded QuickTime MOV format would be a sensible solution. In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of converting Sony A99 II MXF files to iMovie editing-friendly AIC .mov format. Just read on to learn the detail.
From what we have read, High Sierra does not have support for MXF files yet. To be able to load Sony A99 II MXF files into iMovie properly, you will need to convert them first. Here’s a guide displaying how to encode Sony A99 II MXF clips to iMovie’s favorite AIC .mov format.
To transcode Sony A99 II MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:
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Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Sony A99 II MXF video files into this program.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
Click “Profile” to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well.
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony A99 II MXF video to iMovie conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope it helps.
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