Canon allows new XF205 professional camcorders for satisfying a range of professional shooting demands from the production of HD content for newsgathering, documentaries, weddings and event videography. The Canon XF205 support two recording formats – MXF for broadcast stations and MP4 for web browsers. This article is about how to import Canon XF205 MXF to FCP.
Although the users will be quite satisfied with the videos from Canon XF205, they are also disappointed to find that they can not edit Canon XF205 MXF files to Final Cut Pro for their further editing. The reason is easy to find — Final Cut Pro can not recognize .mxf files. So we can use Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 Codec as the bridge. Here introduces TrasnMXF Pro for Mac, which is also compatible with the latest Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. With it, you can not only convert Canon XF205 MXF files to ProRes 422/4444, but also deinterlace the 1080i files to make it more smooth in Final Cut Pro. Besides, this program is designed with some features for editing, such as cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos.
Below is a simple tutorial to convert Canon XF205 MXF to ProRes MOV for FCP editing.
Step1. Accurately load Canon XF205 footage
Click "add folder" to load the entire Canon MXF whole structure folder to avoid of missing audio caused by metadata loss. And don’t forget to preview loaded MXF files to ensure it with audio.
Step2. Choose output formats
Click "format" to select "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" for Final Cut Pro. Apple ProRes 422 HQ is recommended for better video quality.
Step3. Customize profile
Here your can adjust audio and video bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, audio channels, etc.
This MXF file converter will run conversion at super fast speed. Not for a while, you will get generated MOV with perfect video and audio synchronization for FCP. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the generated ProRes MOV easily.
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