How to convert Canon xf100/105/300/305 MXF files to Apple ProRes for FCP?

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The file structure of the raw footage bring from the Canon xf seems to place clips into individual folders. In some folders there is only one .mxf file, but in other folders there is more than one .mxf. The problem is when people try to bring these clips into FCP, FCP is only recognizing the first .mxf in each folder, some of the clips are not being recognized by the log and transfer function in the FCP.

Import Canon MXF to Final Cut Pro provides a practical solution for Mac users to import Canon xf series camera footage including Canon xf100, Canon xf 105, Canon xf 300, Canon xf305 produced MXF files to Final Cut Pro supportable Apple ProRes codecs to encode on MXF files on Mac Lion for editing Canon xf with Final Cut Pro.


How to convert Canon xf100/105/300/305 MXF to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro?

1.Get started Canon xf MXF to FCP, run it on your Mac Lion.

2.Add Canon xf MXF files.

Click top left "import button" button the import MXF files from your Canon xf camera to the program.


load canon xf mxf files


3.Select Final Cut Pro Apple ProRes codecs as the output file format.
Click "Format" drop-down" list and specify Final Cut Pro editable codecs "Apple ProRes(*.mov) as the output file format.


output canon mxf to apple prores


4.Specify output file parameters.
Click "Settings" on the main-panel and open the "Profile Settings" window, you can set the output file video codec, size, bitrate, frame rate and audio codec, sample rate, bitrate, channels, etc.


set output file parameters


5.Convert Canon MXF to Apple ProRes Mac for FCP.
Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert Canon xf MXF files to Apple ProRes codecs to edit with Final Cut Pro.


import canon mxf to fcp


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