Summary: If you are facing problems with Sony PMW-350K, PMW-EX3, PMW-F3L, PMW-F3K, PMW-100, etc MXF when importing to iMovie 11/9/8, you can follow this article to find the solution and solve it.
Hi, I am working with SONY XDCAM HD files on my iMovie 11, but it is quitting unexpectedly very frequently, it’s entirely impossible to work on it. Is the format fully supported by the iMovie, or do I need to change it to some other format? Or any other solutions to it?
How to import XDCAM footage into iMovie is still a common problem among the Sony XDCAM users. Apple had released a Knowledge Base article on how to import XDCAM footage into iMovie 11/iMovie 9/iMovie 8. Hang on a minute though, many users can not solve the problem till now.
To be able to import Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX media into iMovie 11/9/8, you’ll need to download and install the Sony XDCAM Transfer software and XDCAM Drive software. While, if you haven’t install these XDCAM import Plug-in for iMovie correctly, it’s still hard task to transfer Sony XDCAM media to iMovie 11/iMovie 9/iMovie 8. So, is there any workaround to solve the issue easily?
Of course, there is. We have found an easy solution to transferring Sony XDCAM files to iMovie fast and easily. First of all, get the best Sony XDCAM to iMovie Converter. It will help you convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to AIC MOV for iMovie on Mac at fast speed without quality loss.
Guide on converting Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX MXF to iMovie 11/iMovie 9/iMovie 8 on Mac
Step 1: Launch the recommended UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac to import your MXF files to it. Select all files and click the “Merge” box to combine several Sony MXF files together.
Step 2: Click the format bar and choose iMovie’ > ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)’ as the output format for iMovie editing with least quality loss.
Step 3: You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters: video resolution, bitrate, frame rate(usually 30fps is proper) as you want.
Step 4: Press the Convert button; it will start to transcode Sony XDCAM to AIC MOV for iMovie 11/iMovie 9/iMovie 8 on Mac OS X.
After the successful conversion, you can easily bring Sony XDCAM MXF files to iMovie 11/iMovie 9/iMovie 8 for editing on Mac.
If you have the problem in importing Sony XDCAM MP4 video to FCP X/FCP 7/FCP 6, you can get UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac to help you reformat the MP4 video to ProRes.
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