Magic Lantern is a free and opensource software add-on for Canon DSLR cameras. With it you can recorder video in RAW format and save in MLV (Magic Lantern Video) file, so normal MPEG players or other popular media players or editing programs can not to play or edit MLV files.¬†And Mac’s MLV support is not that good and Mac user may suffer stuttering playback and other issues. The easy solution is to convert MLV to MOV, a Mac friendly format that you can play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., or edit them in programs like iMovie and Final Cut Pro. In this article, you’ll learn how to convert MLV files to MOV on Mac (including macOS Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks) for convenient playback.

Most Effective Way to Convert MLV to QuickTime MOV on Mac

If you are looking for a tool to convert MLV video to QuickTime MOV, U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac must be the best choice to achieve this. With only a few simple clicks, you will get a MOV video from MLV without any quality loss. Then you will be able to edit your video on Mac with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE or play them on iPhone or iPad at will.

* Convert MLV to QuickTime MOV with three simple steps.
* Support to convert videos between any two common formats, such as MLV, DAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, WMV, FLV, VOB, 3GP, M4V, etc.
* Export optimized presets formatted in .MOV with professional encoders – Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC), DNxHD, etc.
* Edit your MLV videos before convertings them with built-in video editing tools, like Trim, Crop, Add Effects, etc.
* Extract audio from MLV files if you want.

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Guide to Convert MLV to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X

Step 1. Load MLV files to the program

Drag & drop the MLV files to the Video Converter for Mac. Alternatively, you can click “Add Video” button to select the MLV videos and import them to the program. This application supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.

Step 2. Specify MOV as the output file format

Click the “Profile” drop down list to select “MOV” from “Common Video” category as the output format. Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc for iMovie, Final Cut Express.

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Tip: If you want to convert MLV files for editing in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. editors, you can choose the corresponding preset from “Editing Software” category. If you want to put the output MOV files on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or other popular portable devices for playback, you can choose the presets for iOS devices offered in the Apple category of format tray. Because the app has optimized the video settings for the output files, so the video could fit on your devices perfectly.

Step 3. Start the MLV to MOV Mac conversion

Hit the “Convert” button and let this smart MLV Converter for Mac do the rest for you! This app is specifically designed for Mac users. It works quite well on iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.5 and above (macOS Mojave, macOS Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks, etc).