Pentax XG-1 MXF and iMovie workflow

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Depending on your rig’s capabilities, you may get stuck in editing Pentax XG-1 MXF video clips in Apple iMovie for Mac. If that’s the case, transcoding Pentax XG-1 MXF media into AIC .mov format will ensure a better playback and editing experience in iMovie. Check this article and learn how to process Pentax XG-1 MXF footage to iMovie conversion in simple steps.

“Hi there, I am trying to help some friends get their MXF files (shot on a Pentax XG-1) to a format that their client can edit on iMovie. What is the best approach I should take? Thanks! (I am not a professional editor, clearly.)”

You can just convert them to AIC .mov format using Video Converter for Mac. The converted files are ready for quick editing in Apple iMovie. Just check the guide below to learn the way of transcoding Pentax XG-1 MXF files to AIC .mov format for editing in iMovie smoothly.



How to encode Pentax XG-1 MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Pentax XG-1 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 Pentax XG-1 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 Pentax XG-1 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:
How to import Pentax K-500 MXF clips to FCP X?

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