Convert Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to MOV for iMovie
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Convert Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to MOV for iMovie

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Cameras/Camcorders
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Canon XF100 makes use of Canon's XF codec-a file-based MPEG-2 compression with MXF file wrapper. It can record content with 1080/60i/30p/24p or 720/60p/30p/24p at a constant bitrate of 50Mbps for high color resolution of HDV. Also, it is featured with 10x HD Zoom lens, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer system, an eight-blade iris for stunning background blur and so forth. Everything goes perfect until you try to edit Canon XF100 .mxf file in iMovie. Fail in import the MXF file into iMovie, though you can see the disk on the desktop and can play the files in the Canon plug-in after connecting the XF100 to Mac.

Why does it happen? The answer is MXF file format incompatibility with iMovie (even iMovie'11). Anyway, I will teaches you a workaround. To convert the raw MXF file to iMovie acceptable file format can be the easy way out. In this sense, trancoding MXF to MOV for iMovie can be a nice choice. Doremisoft MXF Converter for Mac helps you to do the MXF to iMovie conversion on Mac (Mountain Lion included). What's more, it offers rich output file options for you like Final Cut Pro, iTunes and portable devices as well. That's to say, you can effortlessly enjoy the MXF file in your style.

Guide: How to convert XF100 MXF shootings to MOV for iMovie


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Import MXF file(s)

add file

Hit "Add File" to load .mxf file(s) from Canon XF100 to the software.


Select output file format

Choose the output file format-"iMovie ProRes(*.mov)". Also, the iMovie H.264 or iMovie MPEG-4 can be your alternative. Other output selections are available for you.

Canon XF100 to iMovie

Tips:If you prefer to further editing the output video resolution or audio parameters, you can go on click "Settings" button to make the advanced settings.

Make Advanced Settings


Launch the conversion

Hit "START" button to launch the conversion from Canon MXF to iMovie MOV.


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