Issues editing Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF in iMovie

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Depending on your rig’s capabilities, you may get stuck in editing Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF video clips in Apple iMovie for Mac. If that’s the case, transcoding Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF media into AIC .mov format will ensure a better playback and editing experience in iMovie. Check this article and learn how to process Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF footage to iMovie conversion in simple steps.

“Why iMovie refused loading MXF files from my Olympus PEN E-PL8 on High Sierra that it should open? I hope it is a bug, because now I have an awful lot of projects based on Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF files which are unusable (black screen, no sound) and I have no intention of purchasing Final Cut Pro X just to make simple edits. Any ideas?”

You can re-encode your Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF files to AIC .mov format for use in iMovie fluently. The Video Converter for Mac below will do this in simple steps.

How to encode Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Olympus PEN E-PL8 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 Olympus PEN E-PL8 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 Olympus PEN E-PL8 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 Olympus PEN E-PL8 MXF to FCP X Converter

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