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Successfully transfer Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 recorded 1080p MOV video to iMovie for editing

December 26 2012

What is your best camera? I will say Canon EOS 5D Mark iii is the best. It features a 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor and supports Full HD Movie recording. The most important is that the recorded video file is H.264 MOV, I can directly copy these videos to my Apple iPad for watching. It is a pity that my iMovie doesn't work well with the 1080p HD recordings. I know reason is that the best format of iMovie is Apple Intermediate Codec.

To successfully load my 5DM3 recorded 1080p MOV video to iMovie 11 for editing, I used the professional Video Converter for Mac to transcode H.264 MOV to iMovie's native format AIC on my Mac OS X computer. The convert tool has never let me down, I can get any video as I want for my Mac softwares and Apple devices with HD quality. If you are also meeting the incompatible video trouble, the tool will be your best assistant.

Guide: Easy steps on how use Video Converter to change Canon 5D Mark 3 1080p MOV to AIC

Step 1. Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from 5DM3 camcorder to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Run brorsoft Video Converter on Mac, and click the "Add" button to load .mov footage.

Step 2: Cilck "format" bar and move your mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro" and select an ProRes 422 format as the target format.

Step 3. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and frame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set “original” in video bitrate drop-down list to keep original video quality for editing Canon 5D Mark 3 1080p MOV with iMovie.

Step 4: Click on the Start button to start the H.264 MOV to ProRes conversion. Once it is over, you are able to get the converted file by clicking "open" icon.

Now you can smoothly bring the HD video, a friendly Mac editing format, to iMovie 8/9/11 for further editing. Have a good time on enjoying videos.
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How to natively edit Canon XF100 MXF footages in Pinnacle Studio

December 19 2012

Pinnacle Studio is an excellent Movie Editing Software. Aftertesting, the the latest version is editor 16 can recognise many video formats, like .mts, m2ts, mov, avi, mkv, mod, ect. It is a pity that it doesn't support the most professional HD format MXF file. For example "I have recorded many HD footages from Canon XF100 camcorders that in .MXF video format, now I would like to import these projects to Pinnacle Studio for editing. It seems that XF100 MXF files are not supported by Pinnacle Studio, Can you recommend some software which can do MXF to Pinnacle Studio conversion?"

Have you met the similiar trouble for your MXF videos? To help all friends, I will share an easy way to smoothly get Canon XF100 MXF recordings to Pinnacle Studio by using the excellent MXF to Pinnacle Studio Converter. The convert tool is designed to reformat MXF video to a compatible format, like AVI, MP4 as you need. It adopts the CUDA/AMD accelerating technologies, which can transcode MXF at 5-6x faster speed. The most important is that you can get the original video qualiy after converting MXF.

Step 1. Download and install MXF Converter on your PC. Run it to import your MXF footages.

Tip: You can click the Browse button to choose the output destination as you like. After the conversion, you can click the "Open" button to find the converted AVI files.

Step 2. The native format of Pinnacle Studio is AVI. So you can choose "DivX HD(*.avi)" or "AVI HD Video(.avi)" as the best output from "Format> HD Video".

Step 3. To get the best video quality, you can click "settings" to select or edit the video soze, bitrate, fram rate, ect as you need.

Step 4. Click the "Convert" button to start converting XF100 MXF video to AIC.

Now you can easily and natively edit the converted Canon XF100 MXF footages in Pinnacle Studio.

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Does Sony Vegas Pro support to edit Canon XF100 MXF recordings

December 15 2012

Are you planning to import HD MXF videos from Canon XF100 to Sony Vegas Pro for further editing? You'd better don't do that. Because the Sony and Canon are rival firms. The Sony MXF codec is different from Canon XF. If you insists on using the Canon's XF Utility software to covnert .MFX files to a suitable format and transfer to Vegas, you may find the converted file has no sound or any other error. To get your Vegas to work well with XF100, I suggest use a professional and excellent MXF Converter.

Which the perfect MXF Converter for supporting Canon, Sony, Panasonic MXF files and all Movie Editing Softwares? It is easy to find Brorsoft MXF Converter will be your best choice from Google.


1) Transcode any MXF format to a compatible format,even you have transferred off the file from your camcorder.

2) With the CUDA/AMD technologies, do 5-6x faster speed conversion than others.

3) Has the Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, ect defaulted categories.

4) Allows you to freely change or select the video and audio parameters as you need.


Why not trust it? Click here to free download one and follow the below guide.

Guide: How to re-encode Canon XF100 MXF video to Sony Vegas format with best settings

Step 1. Run the program as the Canon MXF to Sony Vegas Converter.and click "File" to add XF100 720p or 1080p .MXF files. You also can directly drag file to the software.

Step 2. Select the formats from "Adobe Premiere/Sony Ve…” menu, under the sublist, you can choose any one.

Tip: To get the best video quality for editing, you can click "settings"

Step 3. Once the everything is ready, pls click "Convert" button to do the fast Canon XF100 MXF to Sony Vegas format conversion.

As soon as the process is over, the converted video will be supported well by Sony Vgeas Pro. Have a good time with your HD movies!

Lear more about the information, please go to "Merge/Convert Canon XF100 video files to Sony Vegas Pro with best quality"
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Get trouble with Sony PDW-700 recorded MXF files in Adobe Premiere Elements

December 7 2012

Have you got one Sony Professional XDCAM HD Camcorder PDW-700? If so, you may get trouble with the recorded MXF files in Adobe Premiere Elements. Why? Let's learn about the formats.

MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL) (CBR: 50 Mb/s)
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) - playback only
MPEG IMX (MPEG-2 422P@ML) (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

From the above, we can know the camcorder surpports a lot of codecs in form of MXF. But if you try to import PDW-700 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 422 HD footages to Adobe PE for further editing, you may meet the incompatible message. The main reason is that MXF file with MPEG HD422 codec is a not standard format. To help all users to solve the problem, I show you an easy way in the post.

First, please install a professional MXF Converter, which can transcode MXF in different codec to a playable format. As far as I know, Brorsoft MXF to Adobe Premiere Converter is designed to transform all MXF videos. It also allows you convert MXF to any other format as you want. Besides this, it uses the CUDA/AMD accelerating technologies to do conversion at 5-6x faster speed.

Then connect your Sony PDW-700 camcorder to computer via usb and import video to MXF Convert software. (You can load several files)

Next, choose the best exported format "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" from "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" menu.

Tip: If you want to edit smoothly, you can click "settings" to set the video/audio parameters as you like.

Last, when the above things are ready, please click "convert" to start converting Sony PDW-700 MXF to MPEG-2.

PS: As soon as the conversion is over, pls click "open" to find the converted video. Now you can copy the file to Adobe PE7 for freely editing.

Have a nice day!
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