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How to Convert MXF Video to iMovie on Mac (Mountain Lion)

The MXF format is a professional video format used by HD camcorder like XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, Panasonic P2, etc. The recorded MXF videos present vivid images. However, it's a headache to edit MXF video in iMovie (iMovie 11) since it's not recognized by iMovie. In order to successfully import MXF files to iMovie for editing, the best solution is to convert MXF to iMovie supported video formats like MP4 or MOV.

Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, a great MXF converter for Mac, is highly recommended to help you convert MXF video files to iMovie compatible video formats so you can add and edit them in iMovie with ease. In addition to MXF, it can also convert MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, etc. video files for editing in iMovie. And this program is fully compatible with the latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Download it and have a try.

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How to convert MXF video files to iMovie (iMovie 11)

1Import MXF video

First, connect your camcorder to Mac and transfer the MXF video to your hard drive. Then run the Mac video converter and click File > Add Video Files to import the MXF video files you want to convert to the program. Or alternatively, directly drag and drop video to the item bar for conversion. Note that batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files for conversion at the same time.

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2Choose iMovie as output format

You won't be bothered by what format to select since the video preset for iMovie is provided. Simply browse the format list at the bottom and click iMovie from Editing to set it as the output video format. This preset has optimized all the settings for iMovie (iMovie 11) and the output video will be fully compatible with iMovie.

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3Convert and import MXF to iMovie

OK, at last, click the Convert button to start the video conversion. When the conversion completes, get your video files from the destination folder, run iMovie and then click File > Import > Movies to import the converted MXF video to iMovie for editing. That's it! Done! Just enjoy your home movie making!

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Rebecca Lee
My Macbook Pro and I have a very interesting relationship - sometimes we get along great together and other times I want to take Macy (the name I gave my Mac) and throw it into the bathtub and fill it to the brim so I don't have to deal with any of the constant issues it gives me...I thought one of those times was going to be when my boyfriend asked me to help him convert mxf to imovie because he had no idea, but actually the process was super easy and now we can watch his skateboarding tricks on the big screen in the living room.
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