The Way Editing Canon XF/C300, P2 MXF files in FCE flawlessly
MXF files are often recorded by high-end camcorders, such as canon C300 and XF series, like XF305, XF100, XF105, XF300, or Panasonic P2 series. These excellent 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 Express on Mac. To get those MXF files work normally in FCE without rendering time, the best solution here is to encode MXF to something that FCE can read easily.
If you have used your Canon or Panasonic P2 camera/camcorder recorded many MXF videos and wanna edit these MXF files in Final Cut Express flawlessly on Mac, it’s good to convert MXF to QuickTime MOV, but the best choice is to convert MXF to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) MOV format,because AIC codec is best supported by Final Cut Express on Mac. If you're interested in doing likewise, check out Pavtube's MXF Converter for Mac which is top Mac MXF Transcoder for Final Cut Express. It's available for 20% off coupon if you choose this option currently.
In short, the program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series cameras to formats compatible with your video editing software like Final Cut Express, iMovie, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and more. Below is a brief guide for you.
Simple Guide - Convert/Import Canon/Pansonic P2 MXF to AIC for Final Cut Express editing on Mac
Step 1. Download Pavtube MXF to FCE Converter for Mac, it’s an professional MXF converter which can convert MXF files to rich formats foryou.
Install and launch this MXF converter,import the MXF files to the converter. (Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Camcorder to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add" button to browse to import MXF videos)
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
If you want to convert MXF to Final Cut Pro, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), or just choose QuickTime Movie Format.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon/Panasonic P2 mxf files to FCE AIC MOV under Mac OS.
Some more helpful features of the app:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit MXF files in Final Cut Express under Mac without problems.
PS: The Pavtube MXF converter for Mac will help you convert MXF to FCP, convert MXF to FCE, or convert MXF to QuickTime in few steps. There’s a column on Pavtube official website, that’s MXF to Mac column,there are many guide about MXF camcorders applications, you can go and see details.
Useful Tips for importing MXF to iMovie/Final Cut Express
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