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The Canon XF205 HD Camcorder is a compact, ergonomically friendly camera that is suitable for traditional multi-camera productions as well as ENG/event style coverage, independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84″ CMOS sensor that captures 1920 x 1080 video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner. Individual gear rings for focus, zoom, and iris on the lens itself provide you a natural way to make manual adjustments. The camera records MPEG-2 at frame rates of 23.98/29.97p and 59.94i at up to 50Mbps, with 4:2:2 color sampling, to integrated CF card slots using an MXF wrapper

However, using .mxf footage on Mac is a big problem for people that are not familiar with the Canon Canon XF205 MXF format. All right, you don’t really need to figure it out. Just learn one thing- .mxf format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. To import Canon Canon XF205 MXF files to FCP for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode Canon Canon XF205 MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple. The following guide shares with you the way converting Canon Canon XF205 MXF videos to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 encoded MOV files, so as to import the Canon Canon XF205 MXF footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for further editing.

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The program is a professional yet decent UFUSoft Mac Canon Canon XF205 MXF to ProRes Converter which can help you transcode Canon Canon XF205 MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro with several simple steps. Besides, the mac tool also supports professional encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer. The UFUSoft Mac Canon Canon XF205 MXF Converter must be your best choice when you need a Panasonic P2 mxf Converter or a Canon mxf Converter or a Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, you can do action with mxf files at anytime anywhere now!

Guide: Transcoding Canon Canon XF205 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444

Note: To convert Canon Canon XF205 MXF video you need to transfer the whole Canon Canon XF205 MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because Canon Canon XF205 MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Step 1: Add Canon Canon XF205 MXF captured videos

Click “add video” button to import the Canon mxf files to the top Canon Canon XF205 MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add Canon Canon XF205 MXF folder. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.

Step 2: Select output format and output path

Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format.

Tips: Click “Settings”, you can set bitrate and frame rate if necessary: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60i videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50i videos).

Step 3: Start the Canon Canon XF205 MXF to MOV conversion on Mac

Click “convert” to start converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony XDCAM MXF file Apple ProRes format on mac. After conversion, you can log and transfer Canon Canon XF205 MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing without problems.

Tips: You can edit the MTS video before you convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T to ProRes MOV.

By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:

Additional Tips:

1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you want to edit Canon Canon XF205 MXF files in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.

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