Let's start the conversion with the step-by-step guide on how to transcode your Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to AIC and then import them to iMovie for editing.
Step 1: Import Canon XF100 1080p MXF files to the top MXF to iMovie Converter;
Launch the MXF to iMovie Converter on Mac. Click the button “File” to add MXF files to it or directly drag and drop the files your MXF files. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
If you have multiple Canon XF100 1080p MXF files, you can select all files and click "Merge" to merge the files into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
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.
Note 1: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro, If the 60p/60i/30p is your original frame rate. But if you shoot with 50p/50i/25p, then 25fps as the frame rate will be your best choice when conversion. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
Note 2: You can customize the defaults and save them as custom conversion settings without affecting the original default selection.
Step 4: Start converting your Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC for iMovie.
Click the “Convert” button; it will transcode Canon XF100 MXF to AIC for iMovie on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
When the Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for iMovie by clicking on “import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import the converted and/or merged Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC for editing with high quality without any trouble.
This MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac can also help you to convert MXF file to any other playable and editable format like MOV, Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, Avid DNxHD, AIC, etc for QucikTime player, FCP, FCE, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas. If you want to learn more about it, please link to aPubsoft MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac.