Import Canon XF300 MXF to FCP X for editing on Mac OS X

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Import Canon XF300 MXF to FCP X for editing on Mac OS X

Postby eastdavid1 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:51 am

The Canon XF300 is a high definition camcorder, its stylish design, brings a unique look to the HD market. The Canon XF300 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to Compact Flash (CF) Cards for unsurpassed image quality and efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price. It is ideally suited to match the requirements of electronic newsgathering (ENG) crews, independent filmmakers, documentary producers, event videographers and military agencies.

The Canon XF300 records in MXF format, which is the standard for high definition camcorders. I like easy editing MXF vidoes with Final Cut Pro X for family movies like interesting events, cats, building a snowman and so on. MXF files are not supported by many editing software and devices, such as FCP X, iMovie, etc. How to edit MXF videos in FCP X on Mac? Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which is the best Canon XF300 MXF Converter to transcode Canon XF300 MXF Videos to Apple ProRes 422 perfectly compatible with FCP X.
If you have the same problem about editing Canon XF300 MXF Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you may follow the step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Load Canon XF300 MXF videos to Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac.
Just connect Canon XF300 to iMac with USB cable, and copy the files to hard drive. Run Pavtube Video Converter for Mac as the best Canon MXF to FCP X Converter, and click the “Add” button to load Canon XF300 1920×1080 MXF videos.


Step 2. Select “Apple ProRes 422” as output video format compatible with FCP X.

Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for full HD 1080p MXF files.


Step 3. Adjust the output video’s parameters as you want.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920×1080, the Bitrate to original and the Codec after Audio to AAC for getting the perfect effects.

Step 4. Convert Canon XF300 files to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing on Mac OS X Lion.
Click the “Convert” button to start converting Canon XF300 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X.
After conversion, you can import videos to FCP X on Mac for editing without any problems.

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