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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Why can't I open Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF files in iMovie on Mac?

Summary: Follow this article below, you will learn how to use Sony XDCAM Converter to convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF video to iMovie for editing with best optimized codec. 

Hi, I filmed using Sony PMW-200 camcorder and want to edit in iMovie. Somehow iMovie could not recognize my MXF footage. How can I solve this? Any reliable workflow recommended?

Designed to meet the needs of broadcast productions, Sony PMW-200 records on to solid state media using 50 Mbit/s 4:2:2 XDCAM HD, also record using the same 35 Mbit/s 4:2:0 codec as the original EX cameras as well as standard definition DV. 

As the PMW-200 records MPEG HD422 codec MXF format, you will meet the incompatiblity problem when importing Sony PMW-200 MXF into iMovie as above. So how to get Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF files be editable in iMovie with the lossless quality?

It is easy--- a quicker and easier way is to convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF to iMovie compatible AIC MOV format. Thus, the third party component is vital in achieving your goal. 

The best tool for you is the Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, the powerful Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. It can convert all the .mxf files, no matter where and how you get them, to ProRes, AIC or DNxHD with the original quality. 

Here listed the three-step guide on how to transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF files to AIC for iMovie.

Step 1: Install Pavtube XDCAM Converter for Mac. Click "add video" button to import the mxf files from Sony PMW-200, click "add from folder" button to add MXF folder, or you can also directly drag and drog mxf clips to the program.

Step 2: Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov)" to choose it as best codec and format for iMovie editing.

Step 3: You can customize the output settings as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate and video/audio codecs.

Step 4: Start to convert Sony PMW-200 XDCAM MXF files to iMovie.

Click the "Convert" button, the MXF to AIC Converter for Mac will start to transcode Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 MXF to AIC .mov for iMovie.

After the XDCAM MXF to AIC conversion, you can easily add the Sony PMW-200 MXF files to iMovie and edit them by clicking on "import" button. And now, you can get rid of the worries about the incompatibility problem of Sony PMW-200 MXF and iMovie.

If your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program specially designed for multi-track preserving and mixing features, named iMixMXF. Featured formats include: MOV/MP4/MPG/WMV/FLV/MKV and more.

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