The Canon XF300/XF305 Professional Camcorder represents Canon’s entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF300/XF305 takes advantage of the latest HD technology–along with Canon’s newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec–to record Full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards. Nearly everything you’d want in a handheld, pro-level camcorder is here in one sleek package: three 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensors, multiple bit rates (up to 50Mbps), variable resolution and frame rates, industry-standard MXF file wrappers. The MXF format is good to record videos, but MXF files are not easy to use because many editing software and devices can’t read MXF format videos, such as Final Cut Express and iMovie. So how to solve the program when importing Canon XF300/XF305 MXF footage into FCP 6/7/X or other non-linear editing systems. Below, I will throw a quick guide up on how to ingest Canon XF300/XF305 MXF footage into iMovie and FCE for editing smoothly.
Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF300/XF305 MXF to AIC mov for FCE/iMovie on Mac. If you are interested doing likewise, check out UFUSoft Canon MXF Converter for Mac. The program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at batch converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Sony XDCAM camcorders, Canon XF series cameras including Canon C300/C500, Canon XF300/XF305, Canon XF100/XF105, Canon XF200/XF205 to ProRes/AIC MOV formats compatible with your Mac Video editing software like iMovie and Final Cut Express.
Guide on how to convert Canon XF300/XF305 MXF files to AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac
If you have the same problems about editing Canon XF300/XF305 MXF Videos on Mac, you may follow the step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Free download and run the best Mac MXF to AIC Transcoder for FCE/iMovie, add MXF captured by Canon XF300/XF305 to the program. You can not only click “add video” button to import Canon XF300/XF305 mxf files, but also you can click “add from folder” button to add Canon XF300/XF305 MXF folder.
Step 2: In order to convert/import Canon XF300/XF305 MXF files to AIC for iMovie/FCE, you just need select AIC (*.mov) as output format.
Please click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).”
Some more helpful features of the batch MXF to MOV Converter for Mac:
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, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
3. This all-in-one toolbox can not only convert Canon XF300/XF305 MXF files, but also transcode other HD video for playback, storage or editing.
Step 3: Click Convert” button to start transcoding Canon XF300/XF305 MXF files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing on Mac.
So there you have it. Once the MXF to MOV Conversion is done, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Canon XF300/XF305 MXF files in iMovie/FCE under Mac without problems.