Canon XF305 is a professional camcorder which records vivid HD videos. 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. And 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest quality image for use in advanced post production.
If you are crazy about FCP, you must can’t wait to know how to import Canon XF305 recorded MXF to FCP 7 for further editing. However, many users have problems when streaming XF305 MXF to FCP:
“I recently purchased a Canon XF series HD Camcorder and currently using Final Cut Pro X, but I can not load MXF footages to FCP X, can you help?”
“I’m using FCP 7. I haven’t found a way to bring MXF files into FCP. It’s kind of a pain, I’d prefer we were using the same files. Can I import and work with MXF in FCP?”
MXF video format is often recorded by these high quality camcorders, which can offer you better image quality. But, after you recorded many video files in MXF format, you will find that MXF video format is not so easy to use, as most editing software and players can’t support this HD format. Doing a research about FCP supported formats, we found that MXF is not included. So, the problem mentioned above seems easy to be solved as long as we can convert MXF to ProRes, native format for FCP. Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import MXF to FCP 7 for editing, but don’t expect it to result in top quality.
Overall, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (review) is just one of the best MXF to FCP Converter for you to transcode MXF files for FCP smooth editing on Mac (Yosemite included). The program is capable of converting Canon XF305 MXF as well as Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems, including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie and more. If you’re using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version –Pavtube MXF Converter
How to import Canon XF305 MXF to FCP 7 via converting MXF to ProRes?
Step 1: Download Mac MXF Converter, and follow the prompts to install the program. When the installation is complete, the best MXF to FCP Converter will launch automatically.
Step 2: Click “Add video” button to load Canon XF305 MXF files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. You can delete files which you don’t want to import to.
Step 3: Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For best image quality, click the format bar and choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start to convert Canon XF305 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 MOV format. After conversion, import the converted MXF videos to FCP 7 for real time editing and mastering.
Conclusion: You can set auto shutdown in progress window or leave it there and come back later. There is no more difficulty in editing Canon XF305 MXF in FCP 7.