Impossible to view Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) MXF files in iMovie

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Can’t import MXF files from your Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) to iMovie any longer after upgraded to macOS High Sierra? You are not the only one. At the moment, High Sierra does not have native support for MXF files yet. Fortunately, this problem can be solved via transcoding Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) MXF video to iMovie preferred Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC .mov) first.

“iMovie won’t import my Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) MXF files after updated to macOS High Sierra. Why did this happen? Is there anything I can do to solve the issue? Any help would be appreciated.”

After an update it is a good idea to delete preferences to clear out any possible corrupted preferences caused by the update process. Try opening iMovie while holding down the Option and Command keys, and then selecting to delete preferences in the box that appears. See if that solves it. If not, try converting the Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) MXF files to Apple InterMediate Codec encoded QuickTime MOV format with the following Video Converter for Mac.



How to encode Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) 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 Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) 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

Tips:
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 Canon EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) 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.

Also read:
Best workflow for Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) MXF and FCP X

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