As a new Canon XF Camcorder user, you may be confused with the XF workflow. Here I’m looking at importing XF footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). As far as I know Canon XF uses the same workflow as the other Canon XF series of cameras (which includes the XF305, XF300, XF100,XF105), because it records in the same MXF format. Below, I outline how to import Canon XF MXF into Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and Adobe Premiere Pro. Keep reading for a brief how-to.
As far as I know, MXF is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Although Canon has provided some plug-in to help users solve the issue, it can’t work all time. Then how to import Canon XF videos to iMovie, FCP, Avid for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply [B]UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac[/B] to achieve the goal effortlessly.
This Canon MXF Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users to transcode MXF files to a format you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Plus, it also provides you the editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, etc. If you met the Canon XF issues on Windows PC, please get MXF Converter.
Well, here is the step-by-step guide for you to edit Canon XF300/XF305/XF100/XF105 MXF videos in Avid Media Composer with HD quality, taking iMac with Mac Snow Leopard as an example.
[B]Step 1. Download and Load Canon XF MXF footage to UFUSoft Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac.[/B]
Run Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac as the 2013 best Canon XF300/305 MXF footage to Avid converter on Mac OS X like 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Leopard, 10.5 Tiger. Click the “Add Video” button to import .mxf files from the Canon XF300/305 camcorder.
[B]Step 2. Choose Quicktime Movie Format – Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) output format.[/B]
Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to [B]Avid Media Composer> [BAvid DNxHD (*.mov)as output format. The Mac MXF to Avid Converter will convert MXF to Avid DNxHD[B with high quality. ([BTip:[/B] The Avid DNxHD *.mov formats under Quicktime Movie Format output profile are available when your Avid is installed on Mac).
[B]Step3. Merge Canon XF MXF files. (Optional)[/B]
Select all files and click "Merge", and the Mac MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
[B]Step 4. Convert Canon MXF files to Avid DNxHD MOV.[/B]
Click the convert button under the preview window and the conversion from Canon MXF files to Apple compatible DNxHD *.mov mov videos for Avid Media Composer starts immediately.
The output videos are compatible with other Non-linear editing system like Final Cut Express, iMovie, FCE4, FCP, Kdenlive, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Roxio Toast, to import the HD videos on Mac without compatibility issue.
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