Put Canon EOS C300 1080i MXF files to iMoive for editing on Mac OS

I was lucky that I got a Canon EOS C300, it is is the most popular and hotly-received professional camcorder in 2012. The best HD Cinema EOS camera, together with 5D Mark III, has successfully attract attention with its far more compact and less cluttered design, although not the price. It has a 1920 x 1080 sampling structure at up to 60 frames. From these original video components, a 1080-line 60i format or a 1280 x 720 at 60p HD format are selectively derived. Thus, I got some troubles when I import Canon C300 MXF files to iMovie for their further editing on my Mac computer.

Then I googled to find the Canon C300 1080i MXF is not recognized by iMovie. So I started looking for an easy way to bridge between my Canon C300 and iMovie for converting Canon C300 MXF to iMovie on Mac. But it need a top third MXF Converter for iMovie on Mac OS. Luckily, there are many MXF Converters for choosing, here I take Brorosoft MXF Converter for Mac as example and share it with you. The powerful Tool can not only Transcode C300 MXF files to iMovie favourite video format AIC quickly, but also deinterlace the 1080i files to make it more smooth in iMovie. Bellow is the Guide for you.

Guide: Put Canon EOS C300 1080i MXF to iMovie with best settings for editing smoothly on Mac Lion.

Step 1: Install and launch the best MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac. Click the button “File” to add MXF files to it or directly drag and drop the files your MXF files. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.

Tips: If you have multiple Canon C300 1080i MXF files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge the files into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”.


1: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.

2: You can customize the defaults and save them as custom conversion settings without affecting the original default selection.

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert C300 1080i MXF to AIC for iMovie on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the fast Canon EOS C300 MXF files to iMovie AIC conversion process is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for iMovie by clicking on “import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily copy and edit Canon C300 MXF files in iMovie on Mac with high quality without any trouble.


This MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac can also help you to convert MXF file to any other playable and editable format like Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, Avid DNxHD, etc for QucikTime player, FCP, FCE, Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas. If you want to learn more about it, please link to Brorsoft MXF to iMovie Converter for Mac.

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