Transcode Canon EOS C300/C300 PL MXF file to AIC MOV for iMovie on Mac

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Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are the two brand new interchangeable-lens digital video camcorders after Canon usher in a new era of professional digital video recording by introducing the Cinema EOS system. The EOS C300 comes with an EF mount that supports all EF lenses of Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras, while the EOS C300 PL features a PL mount that is compatible with standard PL lenses. Designed with ultra-compact bodies, EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL incorporates Canon’s newly developed Super 35mm 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, MPEG-2 4:2:2 color sampling and a 50Mbps recording bit rate, offering accurate color reproduction and unrivalled imaging quality. The new camcorders offer a unique combination of exceptional imaging performance, lens compatibility and mobility, facilitating filmmakers with the highest levels. However, many users will face the similar issue about editing Canon C300 MXF in iMovie on Mac OS X.

That is probably because the MXF files cannot be recognized by iMovie. In this case, we can count on third-party software to transcode them to a compatible format for iMovie 11/09/08. Here comes UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, a professional Canon MXF Converter for converting MXF files to a variety of video formats. It will help to transcode MXF files to iMovie friendly AIC codec, which is intermediate format that features high performance and quality, being less processor-intensive to work with on Mac OS X. With it you are able to edit MXF files in iMovie smoothly and then share a better video with friends or post the edited videos to blog. Now follow me to learn how to convert Canon EOS C300/EOS C300 PL MXF files to iMovie 11/09/08 compatible format on Mac OS X Mavericks.

You are free to download the program and install the best MXF to iMovie Converter on your Mac. Then go to the guide here:

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Step 1. Load .mxf files from Canon C300/C300 PL.

Connect Canon EOS C300/C300 PL camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mxf files from the camera folder, Then copy and transfer the .mxf files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Run the easy-to-use and cheap UFUSoft MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac, click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load MXF videos. You may also directly drag and drop the MXF video to application UI for importing files.

Tips: You can joint multiple MXF files on to one output file by selecting all files and click Merge on the interface.

Canon EOS C300/C300 PL MXF to AIC MOV

Step 2. Select AIC MOV format for iMovie.

Click the “Format” option and you can find many output format here. You are recommended to select “Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) .mov” under “iMovie and Final Cut Express” because it best compatible format for iMovie. The Mac MXF to iMovie Converter will convert Canon EOS C300/C300 PL MXF to MOV with 1920×1080 resolution and AIC as video codec.

AIC MOV format for iMovie

Tips: If you want to import Canon C300/C300 PL MXF to Final Cut Pro for editing, only need to change step 2, choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format, or you can also refer to the guide.

If you want to edit Canon EOS C300/C300 PL MXF footage in Avid Media Composer, only need to change step 2, choose “Format > Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format.

Step 4. Convert Canon C300 MXF to iMovie.

Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon EOS C300/C300 PL MXF to AIC MOV on Mac and then click “Open” button to locate the generated mov files for iMovie. Now, you can import video files to iMovie to edit.

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