Question: I just got my XF 300... shot some footage. I need to transfer the footage (the files) to my mac and import at a later date into FCP for a project down the road. At this point, I just want the video footage off the CF card so I can erase the card for more shooting.
The Canon XF Series camcorders generate .MXF files when recording video. The camcorders ships with a software application called Canon XF Utility to manage and playback video clips. However, when people try to get the video clips into QuickTime or FCP to play or edit with, they always get an error message about having unsupported media.
Canon MXF to MOV Mac is the beneficial application debuted for Mac Lion users to play and edit Canon xf MXF files. It is capable of convert the MXF files produced from the Canon xf100/105/300/305 cameras to the Apple ProRes(*.mov) format to play with QuickTime and edit iMovie '11, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, etc.
How to play and edit Canon MXF files on Lion with Mac Canon MXF to MOV Converter?
1.Free download Canon MXF to Apple ProRes Mac, install and launch for free evaluation.
2.Load Canon MXF files.
Hit top-left "Add" icon to import the MXF files from your Canon xf cameras.
3.Select Apple ProRes(*mov) as the output format.
Click "Format" drop-down list and specify the Apple ProRes(*.mov) as the output format.
4.Edit Canon MXF files on Mac.
Open the "Edit" window, you can trim the file length, crop video size, apply special rendering effect, add text/image/video watermark.
Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to carry out the conversion.