Thursday, May 23, 2013

Canon XF105 Compatible with FCP? -Edit Canon XF105 MXF in FCP

By transcoding Canon XF105 MXF to 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 XF105 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing. But you maybe you must be disappointed when the FCP failed to import recordings from Canon XF105..

I am a photography enthusiast. I have a Canon XF105 camcorder and shoot the videos recently, it supports Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. After shooting some .mxf clips on the Canon XF105, I want to merge multiple mxf videos into one and edit .mxf clip in FCP . But I find the problem that FCP does not recognize the .mxf videos? It does not even support importing mxf videos ?

I just bought a converter last month so I could edit my XF105 MXF files on Final Cut. But it seems tracks is missing when converting. Have you had this problem arise before? Can you assist? How to convert Canon XF105 MXF files to FCP with all the original audio tracks in the MXF container preserved?    

So how to solve the the problem when you wanna edit XF105 MXF footages in Final Cut Pro? Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF105 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. 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 XF105 MXF to FCP ProRes MOV easily on Mac.

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Guide- Convert Canon XF105 MXF to MOV ProRes for FCP editing smoothly on Mac

Step 1. Free download and run Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, 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 XF105 MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro.

Tips: By default, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac exports files with all the original audio tracks in the MXF container preserved, thus there are no additional steps required for keeping multiple audio tracks in the generated files.

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

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), 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 XF105 MXF files in Final Cut Pro for editing under Mac without problems.

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