Open/Edit Canon XF105 footage in FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro

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Open/Edit Canon XF105 footage in FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro

Postby lydia622520 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:54 am

Summary: This article will quickly walk you through how to convert Canon XF105 MXF video to Mac tools FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro natively supported format for easier editing.


As a new Canon XF105 user, you may be confused with the XF105 workflow. Here I’m looking at importing XF105 footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). As far as I know Canon XF105 uses the same workflow as the other Canon XF series of cameras (which includes the XF305, XF300, XF100), because it records in the same MXF format. Below, I outline how to import Canon XF105 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. (See some Canon XF plug-in for FCP FAQs). Then how to import Canon XF105 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 Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac 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 XF105 issues on Windows PC, please get MXF Converter.

Convert and import Canon XF105 .mxf footage into Avid, Premiere, FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Canon MXF Converter Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program for converting.

Tip: You can join several MXF clips together via checking the “Merge into one file” box.


STEP 2: Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.

a. For editing Canon XF105 MXF in FCP, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.


b. To import Canon XF105 footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).


c. To solve Canon XF105 .mxf and Adobe Premiere Pro incompatibility issues, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.


STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: After the settings, click “Convert” button to start the Canon MXF to Avid, FCP, Adobe conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly transfer the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere Pro effortlessly.
Get more solutions for Panasonic/Canon P2 MXF/MXF importing and editing issues, please link to Brorsoft MXF Colum.

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