How to import footages from Sony's XDCAM into iMovie?
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How to import footages from Sony's XDCAM into iMovie?

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Cameras/Camcorders
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Sony XDCAM has four different product lines: XDCAM SD, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD422 differ in kinds of encoder, contain type and in recording media. Most of Sony XDCAM camcorders footages is in .mxf file format. When comes to MXF file format, it should be someone's nightmare for its incompatibility with many media player like QT or editing softwares iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.

Don't worry, Doremisoft Sony XDCAM to iMovie Converter can give you easy but effective solution for importing XDCAM MXF footages into iMovie for editing. With the assistance of the Mac MXF Converter, you can effortlessly transcode MXF file to iMovie acceptable formats like MPEG4, H.264 or ProRes. Then, what you need is just to import the converted file into iMovie for editing. Isn't easy enough?

Guide: How to convert Sony XDCAM MXF to MP4 for iMovie:

Preparation:
Connect your Sony XDCAM camcorder to Mac and backup the recorded .mxf file on Mac.
Install and launch the Mac Sony XDCAM MXF to iMovie Converter.

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1

Import the Sony XDCAM .mxf footage into the program

Click "Add File" button to import your .mxf files.

add file

Supposed that you intend to edit a certain part of MXF file in iMovie, you can clip the source file into small part(s). Go to the "Clip" button to do that.

Clip Video

2

Select an output format for iMovie 9/10/11

Click the dropdown menu of "Profile" and choose "iMovie"->"iMovie H.264" as output file format. Of course, you can also select "iMovie MPEG-4" or "iMovie ProRes". In addition, the software can deal with MXF file from any brand camcorder like Canon XF100, Panasonic P2, etc.

Canon XF100 to iMovie

3

Start converting Sony XDCAM to MP4 for iMovie

Hit the "START" button and let the application do the conversion from XDCAM MXF to iMovie MP4 for you.

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