Selasa, 02 Juli 2013

XDCAM MXF to MOV- Edit Sony PDW-510 XDCAM MXF in iMovie 8/9/11 with High Quality

Summary:In this post, you can learn the best way and tools for importing and editing Sony PDW-510 XDCAM MXF in iMovie 8/9/11.

Sony PDW-510 is one of Sony XDCAM series, the high-end professional camcorders which can capture excellent image quality. It has been designed with special consideration for heavy-duty field acquisition, using DVCAM compression recording to 25Mbps at MXF format.

But when you want to edit the videos they record, you may find the high quality MXF files are not recognized by most editing software like iMovie (including the version 8',9',11'), as iMovie 8/9/11 cannot support the original MXF footages from PDW-510. It is a common sense that the most compatible format for iMovie 8/9/11 is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov).

So the first problem you have to solve is to transcode Sony 
PDW-510 MXF to AIC the most compatible codec which is specially designed for editing in iMovie 8/9/11. Here we recommend you to choose a top MXF to AIC Converter for mac to transfer these recordings for iMovie 8/9/11 editing.

Steps for Convert Sony  PDW-510 XDCAM MXF clips to AIC for editing in iMovie 8/9/11.

Step 1: Install the top Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your Sony   PDW-510 XDCAM MXF footages to it.

Tip: If you want to combine the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.

Step 2: Click the Format box and select best output format on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as the export.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon on the main interface and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing Sony PDW-510 MXF to iMovie 8/9/11 with the best quality.

Step 4: Click the Arrow button on main interface to start converting Sony PDW-510 XDCAM MXF clips to AIC video immediately.

After the Sony  MXF to AIC converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie 8/9/11 to import the converted files and edit them in it without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

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