Transcode MXF Files to AIC MOV on Mac for iMovie/Final Cut Express

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Perhaps you have got some MXF files and need to add them to iMovie/FCE for editing on Mac. However, when you’re trying to import the MXF video files, you’re only to find that the files are not supported by iMovie/Final Cut Express. That’s why so many people like you are looking for ways to convert MXF to AIC encoded videos, which are high compatible with Final Cut Express 4, iMovie 11/09/08 and more Mac video editing apps. Look no further! Simply follow this article to convert MXF video to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV on Mac OS X (Mavericks/Mountain Lion) so you can edit them in any video editing software.

The Apple Intermediate Codec is a high-quality 8-bit 4:2:0 video codec used mainly as a less processor-intensive way of working with long-GOP MPEG-2 footage such as HDV. It’s recommended for use with all HD workflows in Final Cut Express, iMovie, and until Final Cut Pro version 5. The Apple Intermediate Codec abbreviated AIC (by users, Apple Engineers don’t use the abbreviation) is designed by Apple Inc. to be an intermediate format in an HDV and AVCHD workflow. It features high performance and quality, being less processor intensive to work with than other editing formats. Unlike native MPEG-2 based HDV – and similar to the standard-definition DV codec – the Apple Intermediate Codec does not use temporal compression, enabling every frame to be decoded immediately without decoding other frames.

Here UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, a great MXF to iMovie/FCE AIC converter for Mac, is highly recommended to help you convert MXF video files to iMovie/FCE compatible video formats like AIC MOV, H.264 MOV, QuickTime MOV, DV, ProRes MOV, etc so you can add and edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Express with ease. And this program is fully compatible with the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac 10.8 Mountain Lion. Download it and have a try.

1. Download UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. Install and launch this MXF to iMovie/FCE converter.

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2. Import the MXF videos to the converter for your Panasonic/Sony/Canon camcorder or data card.

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3. Click format column to choose the output format. iMovie/Final Cut Express best supported video format is Apple InterMedia Codec (AIC) MOV format, so you can click and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).

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4. You can click settings button to adjust the output parameters before conversion. Customize the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5. Click convert button to convert MXF files to iMovie/FCE on Mac.

When the conversion finished, you can directly import the output AIC MOV files to Final Cut Express or iMovie for editing and make your movies. The importing needn’t any rendering because the AIC MOV is one of the compatible video formats on Mac OS X Mavericks/Mountain Lion.

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