Can’t open Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF clips in iMovie
Depending on your rig’s capabilities, you may get stuck in editing Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF video clips in Apple iMovie for Mac. If that’s the case, transcoding Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF media into AIC .mov format will ensure a better playback and editing experience in iMovie. Check this article and learn how to process Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF footage to iMovie conversion in simple steps.
From what we have read, High Sierra does not have support for MXF files yet. To be able to load Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF files into iMovie properly, you will need to convert them first. Here’s a guide displaying how to encode Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF clips to iMovie’s favorite AIC .mov format.
To transcode Canon EOS 5D Mark IV MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:
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Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 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 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 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.