Canon XF300 and FCP X- Import XF300 MXF clips into FCP X

Summary:Follow this article you will know how to solve Canon XF300 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X. Read on to get the tricks.



The XF300 camcorders is a landmark addition to Canon's professional High Definition camcorder range. Featuring a new Full HD 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec, CompactFlash recording and a totally new camera system- these revolutionary camcorders bring broadcast-quality HD video within reach of all professional filmmakers. However, when you tried to import some XF300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), you just find that this may be a hard work. Although Canon provides you a XF plugin for your problems, it doesn't work at all. Got frustrated? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your Canon XF300 MXF files to FCP X for smoothly editing.

Downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

As you see, my solution is simple: using the third-party program to convert Canon XF300 to Final Cut Pro native editing format - Apple ProRes. Overall, the Brorsoft MXF Converter Mac program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon C300, XF100, XF105, XF300 and XF305 recorded MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The Mac MXF to ProRes Converter can convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: Transcoding Canon XF300 MXF files to ProRes MOV for FCP X

Step 1. Import MXF files from your XF300 to the MXF to FCP Converter Mac.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.



Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.



Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding XF300 mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the Mac MXF to ProRes Converter:

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, trim, crop, add watermark, etc.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Canon XF300 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Panasonic MXF or P2 MXF files, you can check Brorsoft MXF Colum.

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