iMovie won’t import Sony ILCE-7R MXF video
What’s the best workflow between Sony ILCE-7R MXF footage and Apple iMovie for Mac? How can I import Sony ILCE-7R MXF files into iMovie for editing? If you are having problems using Sony ILCE-7R MXF clips in iMovie, you may have interest in this tutorial. It walks you through how to encode Sony ILCE-7R MXF video to AIC .mov for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
From what we have read, High Sierra does not have support for MXF files yet. To be able to load Sony ILCE-7R MXF files into iMovie properly, you will need to convert them first. Here’s a guide displaying how to encode Sony ILCE-7R MXF clips to iMovie’s favorite AIC .mov format.
To transcode Sony ILCE-7R MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:
Download Video Converter for Mac
Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Sony ILCE-7R 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-7R 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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