The Canon XF105 professional Camcorder is a compact, lightweight and fully functional camcorder that can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. The XF105/XF100 utilizes Canon's XF Codec-a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.
The Canon's XF100 HD Professional Camcorder is an amazingly compact, fully featured pro video camera that imports nearly all the features and functionality of the 3-chip XF300 into a smaller, single sensor form factor. Taking advantage of the latest HD technology--along with Canon's robust MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--the XF100 records full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards, making it as versatile as it is powerful. A newly developed Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens resolves images onto a native 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor, which are captured in industry-standard MXF file wrappers using your choice of bit rate (up to 50Mbps), resolution, and frame rate.
But Canon XF105/XF100 mxf files are not supported by Quicktime ,Final Cut Express ,Final Cut Pro, Avid media composer. How can we edit our favorite mxf footage on Mac?
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert and transcode Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6 /Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion now. Apple ProRes 422, H.264 MOV optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering.
Step 1. Download and Load Canon XF105/XF100 MXF footage to Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac.
Run Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the 2012 best Canon MXF footage to MOV converter on Mac OS X like 10.8 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger. Click the “Add” button to import .mxf files from the Canon XF105/XF100 camcorder.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes codec MOV for Final Cut Pro without rendering.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy). Here we choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, and I recommend you to select Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT) MOV for outputting.)
Step 3. Merge Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files and Choose video size as original. (Optional)
Select all the files in the filelist, then click the Merge the Files, and the Mac Canon XF105/XF100 1920×1080 MXF converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
You can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. To get the original video size, just click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080, 1080*720 from the video size drop-down box.
Step 4. Convert Canon XF105/XF100 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut without rendering.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Canon XF105/XF100 MXF videos to Apple ProRes MOV, and joining the MXF files for editing in Final Cut Studio.
After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video .Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
1. The Canon MXF Converter for Mac also supports converting MXF files from your Panasonic HVX200/HVX-203/HPX170/HPX300/HPX-310/HPX-2100/HPX2700/AJ-HPX2700,AG-HPX370, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX3700, AG- HPX170, AG-HPX500, AG-HVX200, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX3000,P2 DVCPRO, Canon C300/XF300/XF305/XF100/XF105,Sony EX camera to MOV,Quicktime, Apple ProRes 422 MOV, MPG, AVI, DV, etc for editing them with Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie 8/9/11, FCP X, Final Cut Express 4, iPhoto, etc.
MXF to MOV- Convert recorded MXF clips to MOV for editing and playing on Mac
Summary: In this article, you can learn How to convert recorded MXF clips to MOV for editing on Mac, it will help you solve the problems you encountered.
Why do you need to convert MXF to MOV format for editing on Mac?
If you need to edit videos usually, you may know that MXF is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. MXF files is not compatible well on Mac OS and it is supported by many portable players and some software like Quicktime, iMovie, FCP and so on. MOV is a video format which supported by many softwares on Mac. To paly MXF files on Quicktime or edit MXF files with iMovie/FCP/Avid/Premiere on Mac, Mac users should find a solution to convert MXF to MOV on Mac.
Users' MXF clips to MOV conversion need:
"Hi, I need to convert .MXF films into .MOV films for editing purposes. I recorded many MXF clips during the new Year, now the MXF to MOV conversion need to be finished today for mass DVD copying. Please help."
"I am currently using log and transfer to import mxf files quality into fcp6 (used an hvx200 on dvcpro settings for 4x3 aspect ratio). most of the footage looks really good. however, a few shots have some bad interlacing (static frame with some, but not a ton, of motion). when i view the mxf's in the capture window, they do not appear to have these issues. "
Solution to convert MXF to MOV on Mac
First, you will need a MXF to MOV Converter on Mac, here you can try Pavtube MXF converter for mac, this is top mxf video converter in the market, it will help you transcode mxf to mov, mkv, etc.
Here is the main interface of the MXF converter for Mac.
You can choose rich output formats for editing on Mac,
Editing in FCP you can choose Apple prores 422 codec MOV format;
For editing in imovie, you can choose apple intermediate codec (AIC) MOV format;
For editing in Avid, you can pick DNxHD codec MOV format, etc.
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