How to solve Canon XF705 4K video incompatibility issues in iMovie 11? If you are trying to figure out a solution to your problem, you are here in the right place. This tutorial explains a way to transcode Canon XF705 MXF footage for editing in iMovie 11 flawlessly.
What’s the best workflow for Canon XF705 MXF video files and Sony Vegas Pro 16? The workflow would depend greatly on how powerful your Mac system is. If for any reason you are unable to use Canon XF705 MXF files in Vegas Pro fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcodingCanon XF705 XF-HEVC codec to Vegas Pro preferred H.264 or MPEG-2 codec for a smooth editing workflow on your computer.
Canon has just announced the XF705 camcorder. The XF705 is the companies flagship model in the XF series and can shoot 4K UHD 50P in full 4:2:2 11-bit. Perhaps the cameras biggest drawcard is actually its new XF-HEVC codec. Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, the XF705 can record 4K UHD video up to 60p, as well as slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD. The XF705 is also the first Canon camcorder to adopt the H.265/HEVC codec, which improves the efficiency of 4K data handling. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, importing and editing Canon XF705 MXF files in non-linear editing software like Sony Vegas Pro and iMovie.
Is there an easy way that allows easy import 4K H.265/HEVC files into iMovie 11/Vegas Pro 16 directly, without having to use or openCanon’s lousy Content Browser or other complex plug-ins. Luckily, I’ve figured out an effective way to import Canon XF705 footage to any editing software flawlessly. Share as below.
The XF-HEVC codec video included in Canon XF705 is not compatible with most NELs. To edit Canon XF705 MXF videos in iMovie 11 and Sony Vegas Pro 16 smoothly, a suggestion is to use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to transcode “XF-HEVC” to Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie 11, convert the new codec to H.265 for Sony Vegas Pro 16, which is a friendly format supported by them.
With Mac HEVC converter, you can effortlessly transcode Canon XF705 HEVC files to .MOV – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie and Sony Vegas Pro. Plus, it supports encoding XF-HEVC to more video editing software compatible file types, i.e. DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC MOV for iMovie, ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X, MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere Pro CC, etc. If you’re using a Windows, simply get the equivalent Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to convert Canon XF705 videos on Windows 10.
1. Download, install and run the 4K Video Converter for Mac; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source MXF videos from Canon XF705.
2. Click “Format” pull down list to select iMovie and Final Cut Express > iMovie Video (*.mov)” for iMovie 11, choose “Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> H.264 AVC(*.mov)” as the best video format for Sony Vegas Pro 16/15/14. MOV format is the best choice for you. You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video.
3. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac video converter will start converting Canon XF705 video to iMovie 11 or Sony Vegas Pro 16 on Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch your editing program to import converted clips into iMovie or Sony Vegas Pro for further editing.
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