Help with Sony EX3 MP4 footage in iMovie-Take MP4 clips off Sony PMW-EX3 and Edit with iMovie on Mac

Summary: If you are puzzeled by the problem that your MP4 files from Sony PMW-EX3 can not be edited in iMovie, here recommend you the best Sony XDCAM EX Video Converter for Mac to solve the incompatible problem.

Sony PMW-EX3 is an eight-pound, high-definition "chainsaw" camcorder with three 1/2" CMOS sensors. It's essentially a repackaged EX1—true 1920x1080 sensors, 1080 and 720-line XDCAM EX recording on SxS cards, variable frame rates, wide-latitude cine gammas, hugely tweakable—with an interchangeable lens mount, an impressive EVF, and improved ergonomics. Like the EX1, it makes stunning HD images, and like the EX1, it's a handheld handful.

Q"I have recorded many 1080P video when I travel via Sony PMW-EX3 camera, the recordings are in MPEG-2 codec MP4 video format, now I would like to import these projects to iMovie for editing. What I want is to edit mp4 files natively in iMovie 09 on Macbook, but I always encounter importing problems, can you recommend some software which can help me import and convert Sony EX3 mp4 footages to iMovie natively?"

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac will get you out of trouble. With it, you not only can easily transcode MPEG-2 codec MP4 files to Apple InterMediate Codec .mov for iMovie program within a few clicks, you can also encode Nikon/Canon/Panasonic/Sony/JVC camera or camcorder videos to Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(Lion, Mountain Lion included). I have used it to covert many MP4 video clips on my MacBook. It works fast and keeps the original quality in 1080 30p/24p.

[How-to]: Transocde Sony PMW-EX3 1080p MP4 recordings to iMovie with highest settings

Step 1: Install and run the Sony XDCAM EX video converter on Mac, and then click "Add files" icon to import your MPEG-2 MP4 files directly from your Sony PMW-EX3 or the copied folder on the desktop.

Step 2: Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in iMovie: iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).

Step 3: (Optional) Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.

Tip: The 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps for NTSC area while 25fps for PAL area as Frame Rate are the best settings for editing in iMovie.

Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding Sony EX3 MP4 to AIC for iMovie as well as Final Cut Express immediately.

After the MP4 to AIC conversion finished, you can easily transfer your 1080p footages from Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 to iMovie for further editing without any problem.

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