Issues editing Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) MXF in iMovie

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Failed to read Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) MXF files in Apple iMovie natively? Converting Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 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 Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) MXF files to iMovie editing-friendly AIC .mov format. Just read on to learn the detail.

“iMovie won’t import my Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 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 Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) MXF files to Apple InterMediate Codec encoded QuickTime MOV format with the following Video Converter for Mac.



How to encode Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 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 Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 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 Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 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:
FCP X won’t recognize Leica SL (Typ 601) MXF footage

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