The Canon XF305, one of Canon’s first file-based professional camcorders, records MPEG-2 MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50Mbps (4:2:2) – to CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. The Canon XF305 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand your creative flexibility, and allow you to work in virtually any production environment.
Many users have problems when importing Canon XF305 MXF to FCP 6/7/X. How to edit Canon XF305 MXF in FCP? Why FCP X can’t import XF305 video files? If I plan to transcode Canon XF305 video for FCP, which software should I choose? And how to use it? Please show me a guide help me import and edit Canon XF305 video in FCP.
“I recently purchased a Canon XF305 HD Camcorder and currently using Final Cut Pro X, but I can not load Canon XF305 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 Canon XF305 MXF in FCP?”
Canon XF305 video format is MXF. FCP doesn’t support Canon XF305 MXF video importing. For importing XF305 video to FCP, you have to convert XF305 video to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 for FCP 7 and FCP X. And UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac – Canon XF305 to FCP Converter is your best choice to transcode Canon XF305 video to Apple ProRes video for FCP.
Step 1: Import Canon XF305 MXF files to the best Canon XF305 MXF to FCP Converter.
Transfer the MXF video from Canon XF305 MXF camcorder to your Mac computer hard drive via USB cable. Launch the best Canon XF305 MXF to Apple ProRes Converter. Click the button “File” to add Canon XF305 MXF files (or directly drag and drop your Canon XF305 MXF files) to the Canon XF305 MXF to FCP X Converter. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) as output. Here we recommend the “Apple PreRes 422(HQ) (*mov)” which make you add Canon XF305 MXF files to FCP X/7/6 with best video quality .
Step 3. Start converting Canon XF305 MXF recordings to ProRes for FCP by clicking the “Convert” button.
After the XF305 MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCP X/7/6 via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import the Canon XF305 MXF to FCP X/7/6 freely for further editing without any trouble.