Have you ever been disappointed when you failed to import Canon XF105 recorded videos to FCP X. Well, it is not the Final Cut Pro X’s fault. In fact, even FCP 7 does not work with the Canon XF codec. The XF105 (XF300/XF305) utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. If you want to edit MXF files in video editing tools natively, you can try Adobe Premiere CS5. Or you can also choose to convert the Canon MXF to ProRes 422 which works well with Final Cut Pro X. Here’s a detailed workaround for getting Canon MXF shootings into FCP X.
1. Connect the Canon XF105 to Mac and transfer MXF files to hard drive.
2. Download the Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac and install it to your Mac computer.
Transcode/Convert Canon XF105 videos to Apple ProRes 422
Step 1. Launch the Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac. Click “Add” button and browse to add MXF videos to file list.
Step 2. Click the “Format” button and choose “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion from Canon XF105 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 with .mov format. After the conversion finished you can click “Open” button to find .mov videos in the output folder.
1. Settings- click to set video resolution (1920x1080/1440x1080/1280x720/720x480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) and frame rate (24p/30p).
2. Video Editor (next to “Add” button)- click to set deinterlace, adjust volume, trim and crop the video, etc.
Load/Import converted Canon XF105 footages to Final Cut Pro X with ease
Step 1. Launch Final Cut Pro X, click File option and choose Import>>Files.
Step 2. Browse to choose the converted .mov video in the “Import Files” window. And directly click the file to finish the importing.
After that the Canon XF105 footages are successfully imported to FCP X and you can freely begin to have video editing with the files you have imported.