How to import Sony DSC-S750 MXF to iMovie?

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What’s the best workflow between Sony DSC-S750 MXF footage and Apple iMovie for Mac? How can I import Sony DSC-S750 MXF files into iMovie for editing? If you are having problems using Sony DSC-S750 MXF clips in iMovie, you may have interest in this tutorial. It walks you through how to encode Sony DSC-S750 MXF video to AIC .mov for use in iMovie with optimum performance.

“Sony DSC-S750 MXF import to iMovie is impossible since upgraded to version 10.1.8 with macOS High Sierra. I am pretty sure that the previous version of iMovie (10.1.7) on Sierra was able to import MXF files from my Sony DSC-S750. Since the newest update today, it has become impossible to do that. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Any ideas to go through this issue? Please help!”

Indeed, this is a High Sierra issue. Currently, to be able to use Sony DSC-S750 MXF footage in iMovie correctly, you could convert the Sony DSC-S750 MXF files to AIC .mov first, and iMovie will read the transcoded files in that way.

How to encode Sony DSC-S750 MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Sony DSC-S750 MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:

Download Video Converter for Mac

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
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Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-S750 MXF video files into this program.

import video files

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.

Select output profile format

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.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony DSC-S750 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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