Canon XF205/200 MXF to iMovie-convert Canon MXF Clips to iMovie MOV

Summary: Unable to import Canon XF205/XF200 MXF footages to iMovie? This article will show you the solution to convert Canon XF205/XF200 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie. For users who cannot import XF305/XF300/XF105/XF100 to iMovie, it also helps.

Canon XF205/XF200 Review

Canon has produced many professional camcorders, such as XF series, include XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, etc. The new Canon XF205 and XF200 are positioned above the XF105 and XF100 Professional Camcorder models. The two camcorders simultaneously record high definition MXF files to CF cards and MP4 files to an SD card, in HD or lower resolutions. 

Building on the blueprint of Canon’s highly successful XF105 and XF100, the new models have been enhanced to reflect feedback from professionals working in a variety of fields. Further extending the XF range, both the XF205 and XF200 offer even greater versatility with a more powerful Canon HD Video System, numerous recording modes, wireless connectivity and an enhanced operational design – providing users with greater freedom to shoot, view and distribute their footage during assignments.

In order to edit XF205/XF200 MXF files in iMovie flawlessly, you'll need to add an intermediate step. Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac is a professional Canon MXF to iMovie Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon XF205, Canon XF200, Canon C300, XF100, XF105, XF300 and XF305 recorded MXF files to Apple InterMediate Codec, Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. So you can customize profile before convert XF205/200 MXF to iMovie MOV

The program can also convert HD MXF videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. As far as I know, 

Below is a simple tutorial to convert Canon XF205 MXF to iMovie MOV

Step 1. Import source MXF video and audio

Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF205 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add" button to browse to import MXF videos with audio.

Step 2. Choose output formats

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)", it's the best format for editing in iMovie.

Step 3. Customize profile. (optional)

Before transcoding XF205 MXF recordings to MOV for iMovie, you can set video and audio profile, such as video bitrate, video frame rate, video size, audio channels, etc.

Step 4. Convertion

Click the convert button to Canon XF205 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie 8/9/11. 

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