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Convert Canon XF300 MXF to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 for FCP X/FCP 7

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Canon continues to innovate and develop image acquisition products for the most demanding professional.The Canon XF300 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920*1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. However, using .mxf footage on Mac is a big problem for people that are not familiar with the Canon XF300 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 XF300 MXF files to FCP for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode Canon XF300 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 XF300 MXF videos to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444 encoded MOV files, so as to import the Canon XF300 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 XF300 MXF to ProRes Converter which can help you transcode Canon XF300 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 XF300 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 XF300 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 4444

Note: To convert Canon XF300 MXF video you need to transfer the whole Canon XF300 MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because Canon XF300 MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Step 1: Add Canon XF300 MXF captured videos

Click “add video” button to import the Canon mxf files to the top Canon XF300 MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add Canon XF300 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 XF300 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 XF300 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 XF300 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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About MXF

MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence", encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. MXF has been designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats. MXF file format is not compatible with many programs. So you may have problem to play, edit or use these MXF format came from Panasonic HVX200/HPX300, Canon XF100/XF100/XF300/XF305/C300/C500, Sony EX camera, and all you need is an great tool named UFUSoft MXF Converter and UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.