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14 Oct

Fix Canon XF105/XF100 MXF importing issues with Final Cut Pro X/7 (macOS Sierra)

Published by Juliet Zhu

How to import MXF files from Canon XF105/XF100 to FCP X? How to edit Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac? In this article we will share the best Canon XF105/XF100 MXF converter with you, which can convert Canon XF105/XF100 MXF to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec MOV format, and then you can edit Canon XF105/XF100 files with FCP X natively.

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The XF105 and XF100 camcorders are a benchmark addition to Canon’s professional High Definition camcorder range bringing a broadcast-quality, Full HD 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec to palm-sized camera bodies. MXF file format for workflow compatibility.

When you tried to import some XF105/XF100 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!

To make Canon XF105/XF100 MXF files compatible with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, the easy option is to convert Canon MXF to a more editable format- ProRes. Here is how!

Aftering searching and comparisons, I found brorsoft MXF Mac Converter would be your best choice. First, like other products, the software can transcode MXF to any file format. Secondly, it has the tool allows you freely change the video and audio settings to get the best quality for editing and playing. Next, it also can be worked as a powerful video editor, which can merge several files into one single and trim or crop videos. Last, it has been used for many people, I have searched many good reviews about the tool. I believe you will be satisfied with the fast conversion and HD quality.

If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to its equivalent Windows version - MXF Converter.

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Solution for Converting Canon XF/105/XF100 MXF to FCP 7, FCP X native format ProRes
1: Connect your cam or CF card to your Mac. And launch the MXF Converter to load file to it.
Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF100 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.
You also can check "Merge into one" icon to batch convert several MXF clips.

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

3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding XF105/XF100 mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP 6/7/X under Mac OS (macOS Sierra/El Capitan).

Some more helpful features of the Free 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, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Canon XF105/XF100 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro (X) for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Additional Tips:

If you also wanna convert Canon XF105/XF100 MXF video files on Edius, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro , iMovie, FCP... you can apply this professional all-in-one tool Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows.

Besides transcoding MXF to ProRes MOV, converting MXF to AIC, Brorsoft MXF Converter for mac also support converting MXF file to various video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV and converting MXF to various devices like iPad, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple TV 3, etc.

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