How to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF to AIC for iMovie?

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Failed to read Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF files in Apple iMovie natively? Converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF footage to Apple InterMediate Codec encoded QuickTime MOV format would be a sensible solution. In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF files to iMovie editing-friendly AIC .mov format. Just read on to learn the detail.

“I recently updated my system on my MacBook Pro to High Sierra. However, I can no longer import Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF files to iMovie. Before the update, I’m running Sierra with iMovie 10.1.6 and I can import MXF files into iMovie. Anyone know why the update doesn’t allow this? Thanks for any help.”

From what we have read, High Sierra does not have support for MXF files yet. To be able to load Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF files into iMovie properly, you will need to convert them first. Here’s a guide displaying how to encode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF clips to iMovie’s favorite AIC .mov format.



How to encode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF video to AIC for iMovie editing, do as below:

Download Video Converter for Mac

Video Converter (It is available for Mac, simply download the proper version depending on your computer.)

Free download Mac Version

Step 1: Click “Add File” to load Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF video files into this program.

import video files

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
Click “Profile” to select “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will read and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Click “Convert” to start Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) MXF video to iMovie conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

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