How to transcode Fujifilm XP90 MXF to AIC for iMovie?

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Depending on your rig’s capabilities, you may get stuck in editing Fujifilm XP90 MXF video clips in Apple iMovie for Mac. If that’s the case, transcoding Fujifilm XP90 MXF media into AIC .mov format will ensure a better playback and editing experience in iMovie. Check this article and learn how to process Fujifilm XP90 MXF footage to iMovie conversion in simple steps.

“Fujifilm XP90 MXF import to iMovie is impossible since upgraded to version 10.1.8 with macOS High Sierra. I am pretty sure that the previous version of iMovie (10.1.7) on Sierra was able to import MXF files from my Fujifilm XP90. Since the newest update today, it has become impossible to do that. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Any ideas to go through this issue? Please help!”

Indeed, this is a High Sierra issue. Currently, to be able to use Fujifilm XP90 MXF footage in iMovie correctly, you could convert the Fujifilm XP90 MXF files to AIC .mov first, and iMovie will read the transcoded files in that way.



How to encode Fujifilm XP90 MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Fujifilm XP90 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 Fujifilm XP90 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 Fujifilm XP90 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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