Showing posts with label convert mxf to aic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label convert mxf to aic. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

MXF to AIC -Convert MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie editing without no audio problem

Summary: As iMovie won't import MXF clips, the easy workaround is to convert MXF to AIC codec for iMovie editing smoothly and solve the no audio. Below is how.

I purcased a camcorder which shoot MXF footage, but I find my iMovie can't handle the video with ease. I know I need do converting, but I have no audio problem when transcoding. Strangely enough...the demo version (with watermark) with audio and video also plays with audio through Hamburg MXF Mac Player. I am at wits end here as to how to convert the files with audio.

Anyway, don't be anxious. As we know, MXF is a self-container format which is unacceptable by various non-linear editing systems (NLE), like iMovie. In order to import the MXF clips to iMovie, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to iMovie native formats (AIC encoded .mov is highly recommended). Along with some help from a top MXF Converter for Mac, it can be done quickly and easily. To help those who wanna edit MXF files in iMovie without problems, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert MXF files to for iMovie editing flawlessly and learn how to solve no audio issues.

If you MXF recordings are from Panasonic P2 camcorder, while importing MXF clips to Pavtube MXF to ProRes converter for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder’s P2 card. If you only have some loose .MXF clips, your files will have image only without audio. See MXF file structure on Panasonic’s P2 card as below.

The above screenshot clearly shows .MXF clips are all saved in ‘VIDEO’ folder, while audio files are all stored in ‘AUDIO’ folder. When you importing .MXF clips from the correct file structure, Pavtube MXF to iMovie Converter is able to recognize audio tracks from ‘AUDIO’ folder automatically, which ensures the generated AIC MOV files have both image and sound correctly.

Guide: Convert MXF files to iMovie for editing on Mac without no audio issues

Step 1: Add MXF video files.

Download and run Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. Click the button "Add video" or "Add from folder" to add MXF recordings, or directly drag and drop your MXF files.


Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie X and set the output folder.

Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), it’s the best format for editing in iMovie.


Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Tips: If your default audio track is in mute when recording, you may get only video without audio. So you can switch to the audio stream ID option to choose the right audio track

Step 4: Start Converting.

Click the "Convert" button; it will convert MXF files to AIC for iMovie on Mac immediately.

After the MXF to AIC conversion, you will be able to get the output files for iMovie via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import the converted videos to iMovie freely for further editing without any trouble.

Futhermore, if your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program named iMixMXF with multi-track preserving and mixing features. You can download the trial version for evaluation!

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Easy Solution to import Panasonic HVX200 MXF to iMovie 8,9,11 on Mac OS X Mavericks

Summary: If you cannot use iMovie 8, iMovie 9, iMovie 11 on Mac OS X Mavericks to edit Panasonic HVX200 MXF file, do not be upset, below article will show you the solution about how to transcode Panasonic HVX200 P2 MXF to iMovie compatible format.

Panasonic AG-HVX200 answers the demands of the professional HDTV photographer with a compact and feature packed acquisition tool. This versatile prosumer High Definition camcorder packs an array of features into a handheld design. For recording video, the HVX200 includes a Mini DV tape mechanism along with two P2 (Professional Plug-in) card slots. The P2 cards allow for true variable frame rates and recording options that Mini DV tape can't offer. These include DVCPRO HD 1080/24p and 720/60p, along with normal interlaced video.

My work with the prototype camera I used over a period of six weeks started with what I know, which is 720p/24p. The P2 card of AG-HVX200 is capable of storing large amounts of video and audio data in MXF-format files. I prefer iMovie for editing with AG-HVX200, but I failed to open the MXF files with iMovie many times. (iMovie 11, Mac Mavericks). I am looking for the easy-to-use and reasonably priced converter to make my MXF files from AG-HVX200 to be readable in iMovie. I have more than 200 MXF files, I need to batch process them. Can anyone help regarding this conversion?

As far as I know, in order to edit Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF files in iMovie 8,9,11 flawlessly, the best best method is to convert Panasonic MXF to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) which is a best editing codec for iMovie 8,9,11.

At first, you need 3rd-party tool- Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac

It is a professional MXF to iMovie Converter which can not only convert Panasonic AG-HVX200 recorded MXF files to AIC for iMovie 8,9,11 editing on Mac OS X Mavericks, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converter is especially designed for converting Panasonic P2 MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF, Canon XF MXF files for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how.

Guide - Encode Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF to AIC for iMovie 8, 9, 11 editing on Mavericks

Step 1. Import MXF files from Panasonic AG-HVX200 to the top MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac.

(Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Panasonic AG-HVX200 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add" button to browse to import MXF videos. This MXF Converter for Mac support batch conversion)

Step 2. Click the Format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)", it's the best format for editing in iMovie 8,9,11.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF files to AIC Codec for iMovie 8,9,11 under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to start importing/editing Panasonic AG-HVX200 MXF files in iMovie 8,9,11 under Maveircks without problems.

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