How do you work with Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF in iMovie?

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Failed to read Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF files in Apple iMovie natively? Converting Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF footage to Apple InterMediate Codec encoded QuickTime MOV format would be a sensible solution. In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of converting Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF files to iMovie editing-friendly AIC .mov format. Just read on to learn the detail.

“Hi there, I am trying to help some friends get their MXF files (shot on a Sony HXR-MC2500E) to a format that their client can edit on iMovie. What is the best approach I should take? Thanks! (I am not a professional editor, clearly.)”

You can just convert them to AIC .mov format using Video Converter for Mac. The converted files are ready for quick editing in Apple iMovie. Just check the guide below to learn the way of transcoding Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF files to AIC .mov format for editing in iMovie smoothly.



How to encode Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:

Download Video Converter for Mac

Video Converter (It is available for Mac, simply download the proper version depending on your computer.)

Free download Mac Version

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF video files into this program.

import video files

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
Click “Profile” to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Sony HXR-MC2500E MXF video to iMovie conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

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