Edit JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF files with iMovie on Mac 10.9 Mavericks
This guide will show you how to easily convert and import JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF footage into iMovie for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).
"I have a JVC GY-HM650U ProHD camcorder that records .MXF video format, now I would like to import these projects to iMovie for editing. What I want is to edit MXF files smoothly without codec problems, what video codec should I use? Can you recommend some software which can help me import and convert JVC MXF to iMovie smoothly?"
Everything goes perfect until you try to edit JVC GY-HM650U .mxf file in iMovie. Fail in import the MXF file into iMovie as iMovie can't recognize this file. Why does it happen? The answer is MXF file format incompatibility with iMovie (even iMovie'11).
As far as I know, in order to edit JVC GY-HM650U ProHD MXF files in iMovie flawlessly, the best method is to convert JVC MXF to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) which is a best editing codec for iMovie.
At first, you need 3rd-party tool - Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac
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It is a professional MXF to iMovie Converter which can not only convert JVC GY-HM650U ProHD recorded MXF files to AIC for iMovie editing on Mac OS X Mavericks, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converteris especially designed for converting Panasonic P2 MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF, Canon XF MXF files for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how. (Learn more about MXF: MXF Column)