How to Transcode Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X?

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How to Transcode Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X?

Post  stevenjoen on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:58 am

The Canon XF305 is a high definition camcorder, its stylish design, brings a unique look to the HD market. The Canon XF305 records in MXF format, which is the standard for high definition camcorders. However, using .mxf footage on Mac is a big problem for people that are not familiar with the Canon XF305 MXF format. All right, you don’t really need to figure it out. Just learn one thing- .mxf format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. To import Canon XF305 MXF files to FCP for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode Canon XF305 MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple. The following guide shares with you the way converting Canon XF305 MXF videos to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 encoded MOV files, so as to import the Canon XF305 MXF footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for further editing.

First of all, free download UFUSoft Canon XF305 MXF Converter for Mac

The program is a professional yet decent UFUSoft Mac Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes Converter which can help you transcode Canon XF305 MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro with several simple steps. Besides, the mac tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer. The UFUSoft Mac Canon XF305 MXF Converter must be your best choice when you need a Panasonic P2 mxf Converter or a Canon mxf Converter or a Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, you can do action with mxf files at anytime anywhere now!

Guide: Transcoding Canon XF305 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444

Note: To convert Canon XF305 MXF video you need to transfer the whole Canon XF305 MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because Canon XF305 MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Step 1: Add Canon XF305 MXF captured videos

Click “add video” button to import the Canon mxf files to the top Canon XF305 MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add Canon XF305 MXF folder. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.

Step 2: Select output format and output path

Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format.

Tips: Click “Settings”, you can set bitrate and frame rate if necessary: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60i videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50i videos).

Step 3: Start the Canon XF305 MXF to MOV conversion on Mac

Click “convert” to start converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony XDCAM MXF file Apple ProRes format on mac. After conversion, you can log and transfer Canon XF305 MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing without problems.

Tips: You can edit the MTS video before you convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T to ProRes MOV.

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:

Additional Tips:

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you want to edit Canon XF305 MXF files in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.


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