Best Way to Edit Canon XC10 XF-AVC 4K MXF in iMovie

In this article, we will give you the tips and tricks how to import Canon XC10 4K MXF to iMovie for smooth editing.


Deliver stunning 4K and Full HD videos, the Canon XC10 has won lots of users. However, you will find it a painful experience when you want to have a project with the 4K MXF recordings from Canon XC10 in iMovie. Although latest version of iMovie for Mac is capable of handle 4K video editing, however, it does not mean you can import 4K video with any format to iMovie for editing. And the sad news here is MXF format recorded with Canon XC10 is excluded in iMovie supported file formats list: MPEG-4, QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV & HDV. If you’re looking for a smooth workflow between Canon XC10 and iMovie, you’re definitely being the right place. Read on for details.

To import Canon XC10 4K MXF to iMovie, the best solution is transcoding MXF to iMovie editing-friendly format. As we all know, iMovie works best with Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), an intermediate format which features high performance and quality with HD editing workflow in iMovie and Final Cut Express. Therefore, to get a faast and fluid workflow, I recommend you to rewrap the XC10 MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC). EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is a solid tool to do the 4K MXF to AIC MOV conversion on Mac (El Capitan).

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon XC10 XF-AVC MXF recordings to iMovie highly compatible Apple InterMediate Codec, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. Besides, it also exports advanced encoders like Apple ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and more. If you’re editing Canon XC10 XF-AVC files with iMovie, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here.

How to Transcode and Import Canon XC10 4K MXF to iMovie?

Step 1. Import Source Video

Download, install and launch the Canon XC10 Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click “Add Video” button to load the XC10 MXF files to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)


Step 2. Set iMovie as output format

The product has an optimized preset for iMovie. Therefore, you can directly choose “iMovie” as your output format, which will automatically set the appropriate file format, bit rate, and resolution.


Tip: Before the conversion, you can also perform the following operations with the help of this powerful Video Converter: trim large video files into small video segments; adjust video brightness, contrast, saturation and change video effect as a whole.

Step 3. Start the conversion

Click the “Convert” button to start the Canon XC10 4K XFAVC videos to AIC .mov conversion.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then import the new file into iMovie or FCE with smooth editing without any trouble.

Read More:
Working With Canon XC10 XF-AVC Files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6
How to import Canon XC10 4K MXF files to Premiere Pro
Import Canon XC10 XF-AVC 4K/1080p Files to Premiere Elements

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