Sony DSC-U20 MXF and iMovie workflow

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Unable to load Sony DSC-U20 MXF files into iMovie on macOS High Sierra? High Sierra does not have support for MXF files yet. You probably could convert the Sony DSC-U20 MXF files to AIC .mov, and import the converted files into iMovie that way. Keep reading and learn a step-by-step guide on how to process Sony DSC-U20 MXF media to AIC .mov conversion for Apple iMovie for Mac.

“Hi there, I am trying to help some friends get their MXF files (shot on a Sony DSC-U20) 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 Sony DSC-U20 MXF files to AIC .mov format for editing in iMovie smoothly.



How to encode Sony DSC-U20 MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Sony DSC-U20 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 Sony DSC-U20 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 Sony DSC-U20 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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