The Canon XF300 is the newest pro model from Canon–and the company’s first to feature flash memory recording. The Canon XF300 camcorder is a landmark addition to Canon’s professional High Definition camcorder range. Featuring a new Full HD 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec, including a 3CMOS sensor array and 18x zoom L-series HD Video Lens-these revolutionary camcorders bring broadcast-quality HD video within reach of all professional filmmakers. Straightforward workflow integration is key during video production and is catered for thanks to additional 35Mbps and 25Mbps recording modes, industry-standard MXF file format.
Canon XF300 camcorders record high-definition video footages in .mxf format. It’s good to maintain the high quality of the video by using MXF format, but this format is not compatible with editing software and other portable devices. For example, you may encounter many problems when you want to import MXF to Final Cut Pro X on Mac. Just like follow:
“importing .MXF files to Final Cut Pro X
What plug-in do I need to install so i can import and edit .MXF video files in Final Cut. The suggestion of doing Log and Transfer doesn’t work (the .MXF files are gray out not allowing me to select it.) [Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.5.8)]“
To get those MXF files work normally in FCP X without rendering time, the best solution here is to encode MXF to something that FCPX can read easily.
Doremisoft MXF Converter for Mac can easily convert any .mxf file from Canon XF300, XF305, XF100, etc to Final Cut Pro x-supported file format. The MOV file format with Apple ProRes 422 codec can be optimal file format for FCP X. Moreover, it can have rich presets for playback on versatile portable devices and other video applications.
Here is the step-by-step instruction for you to convert Canon XF300 MXF files to FCPX:
Step 1: Import .mxf file(s) to from Canon XF300 to Mac MXF to ProRes 422 Converter
Backup Canon XF300 .mxf clips to Mac. Then click “Add File” to load the MXF file to the program. Plus, you can load multiple .mxf files at one time.
Step 2: Select ProRes 422 as output file format
Choose Apple ProRes 422(*mov) in the list of “Final Cut Pro” under the menu of “Profile”.
Step 3: Run the conversion from Canon XF300 MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP X
Hit “STATR” to launch the conversion.
Once the conversion is finished, just import the generated .mov file into FCP X. And enjoy your editing job with FCP X.
Additional, Doremisoft MXF Converter for Mac also can helps you to do the MXF to iMovie conversion on Mac (Mountain Lion included). To convert MXF file to iMovie acceptable file format can be the easy way out. In this sense, trancoding MXF to MOV for iMovie can be a nice choice.
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