Monday, June 3, 2013

MXF workflow for Canon XF305 and Final Cut Pro 6/7

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

Canon XF305 is a successful example in the XF series camcorders, it record vivid HD videos in MPEG-2 compression. MXF is excellent, however, it is not an ideal editing format for FCP 6/7, that is to say, you can't import and edit Canon XF305 in FCP 6/7,for example:

I got Canon XF305 recently and it output MPEG-2 MXF files. I tried to import the MXF videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7, but it did not recognized. Any suggestions? How can I solve this problem? Thanks.

To smoothly edit Canon XF305 MXF in FCP 6/7, the conversion between Canon MXF and Final Cut Pro is necessary. Here, Pavtube's MXF to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac is highly recommended, which can convert Canon XF305 MXF to MOV,say, the Apple ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac.

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.

Guide- Convert/Transfer Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes for FCP 6/7 editing smoothly 

Step 1. Free download and run the best Canon MXF to FCP Converter for Final Cut Pro 6/7, 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, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov).

Step 3. Click Convert" button to start transcoding Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7.

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 XF305 MXF files in Final Cut Pro for editing under Mac without problems.

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