Failed to read Sony ILCE-7 MXF files in Apple iMovie natively? Converting Sony ILCE-7 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 ILCE-7 MXF files to iMovie editing-friendly AIC .mov format. Just read on to learn the detail.
Indeed, this is a High Sierra issue. Currently, to be able to use Sony ILCE-7 MXF footage in iMovie correctly, you could convert the Sony ILCE-7 MXF files to AIC .mov first, and iMovie will read the transcoded files in that way.
To transcode Sony ILCE-7 MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:
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Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Sony ILCE-7 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 ILCE-7 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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