Showing posts with label xdcam to imovie. Show all posts
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Monday, January 6, 2014

XDCAM Converter-How Can I Convert PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 MXF to iMovie/FCE?

If you have any problem when importing and editing Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF recordings in iMovie or FCE, you can just follow this tutorial to transcode XDCAM MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE.

The PMW-500 is a new XDCAM EX model that’s capable of 50 mb/s acquisition, making it the first of Sony’s cameras recording to solid-state memory to fulfill broadcasters’ minimum HD requirements.

With the PMW-500, you can record full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology.While, if you want to edit the MXF videos Sony PMW-500 recorded, you may find the high quality MXF files are not recognized by most editing software like iMovie or Final Cut Express.

To get a good visual effect and smooth workflow for editing PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 MXF in iMovie/FCE, here is an easy workaround to fix this problem. That is to convert XDCAM files to for iMovie/FCE.

Now give a shot to this powerful Sony PMW-500 XDCAM Converter for Mac. With intuitive interface, you can easily and fast convert your MXF footages to AIC for iMovie/FCE on mac with the help of this professional MXF to AIC Converter. And the latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9 is supported; just feel free to try it!

How to convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF footage to AIC for iMovie/FCE on mac 

Step 1. Connect your Sony PMW-500 camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MXF files to Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Install and launch this Mac XDCAM MXF Converter, import MXF footages from PMW-500 to the software.


Step 2. Click the "Format" option, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)" for editing Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF in iMovie/FCE.


Step 3. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start converting Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with a super fast speed.

With the excellent MXF to AIC Converter, you can also deal with Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF footage in iMovie/FCE on Mac with best video and audio quality as you want.


1. This Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac could also convert Sony MXF footages to various formats for nonlinear editing programs such as FCP, iMovie/FCE, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc.

2. Get more step-by-step guide of how to work with Sony footages, MXF videos on Mac and FCP.

3. Futhermore, if your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program named iMixMXF with multi-track preserving and mixing features. You can download the trial version for evaluation!

More Tricks for Editing MXF files on Mac:
Transfer Sony XDCAM to QuickTime MOV on Mac