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Old Jun 15, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Default [MXF to ProRes MOV]How to Import & Edit Canon XF305 MXF files in Final Cut Pro 6/7

[MXF to ProRes MOV]How to Import & Edit Canon XF305 MXF files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 smoothly

Summary: By transcoding Canon XF305 MXF to MOV ProRes MOV format, you can easily import & edit XF105 recorded MXF footage in Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X smoothly without rendering.

The Canon XF305 offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand your creative flexibility, and allow you to work in virtually any production environment. If you are Canon XF305 user, you must surprise with the high quality videos, these captured files are in MXF file format. The MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence". When you get these MXF files and want to edit them with Final Cut Pro on Mac, you maybe face problem that you can't import Canon XF305 MXF files into Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for editing. So how to solve the the problem when you wanna edit XF105 MXF footages in Final Cut Pro? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the process.

Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF305 MXF to MOV, say, the Apple ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac. If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube's MXF to FCP MOV Converter for Mac(currently on sale). The program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at batch converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series cameras to ProRes/AIC MOV formats compatible with your Mac Video editing software like Final Cut Pro (x), iMovie, Final Cut Express. Now follow the guide below to convert Canon XF305 MXF to FCP ProRes MOV easily on Mac.

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Guide- Convert/Transfer Canon XF305 MXF to MOV ProRes for FCP editing smoothly on Mac

Step 1. Free download and run the best Canon MXF to MOV Converter for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, add MXF captured videos to the program. You can not only click "add video" button to import Canon mxf files, but also you can click "add from folder" button to add MXF folder.


Step 2. Select output profile. If you want to edit MXF file in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov).

Tips: For editing in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).

Step 3. Click Convert" button to start transcoding Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro.

Some more helpful features of the batch MXF to MOV Converter for Mac:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(19201080/14401080/1280720/720480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Once the MXF to MOV Conversion is done, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import Canon XF305 MXF files in Final Cut Pro for editing under Mac without problems.

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