The XF205 and XF200 have been designed to support the growing and diverse requirements of camera operators – enabling them to shoot for numerous platforms. A range of recording options provides the flexibility to simultaneously record high definition MXF files to CF cards and MP4 files to an SD card, in HD or lower resolutions – ideal for capturing footage intended for both broadcast and web channels. 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. But after recording some files on the Canon XF205/XF200, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Express 4. However, you may also face the problem that FCE 4 does not recognize the MXF .mxf videos. To make it easier for editing Canon XF205/XF200 MXF videos on FCE 4/iMovie 11/09/08, you can use UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Canon XF205/XF200 MXF Converter. It can not only convert Canon XF205/XF200 MXF .mxf videos to AIC MOV, but also make it easy for merge videos.
Below is the simple step-by-step guide for camcorder and camera users about how to keep and maintain 1080i from Canon XF205/XF200 to Apple Intermediate Codec or H.264/AVC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express 4 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.
Step 1. Add Canon XF205/XF200 MXF videos to UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.
Connect your Canon XF205/XF200 recorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run Canon XF205/XF200 MXF Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Canon XF205/XF200 to editing software Converter, and click the “Add Files” button to load .mxf videos. This Canon XF205/XF200 MXF Video Convetrer can convert mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with iMovie/Final Cut Express 4 on Mac.
Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple Intermediate codec for iMovie/Final Cut Express 4.
Click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size. This is available in AIC MOV and HD MOV format.
Step3. Merge Canon XF205/XF200 MXF files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Mac Canon XF205/XF200 MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Canon XF205/XF200 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express 4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Canon XF205/XF200 MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV, and joining the MXF files for editing in iMovie/FCE 4.
After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output aic .mov files to iMovie/Final Cut Express 4 for editing. Optimize your workflow and save time with the AIC compression for iMovie/Final Cut Express 4. You can also import the output videos to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing in full HD.
1. If you would like to edit MXF with FCP/FCP X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc, you can convert MXF to Mac itself bring format like prores MOV for FCP and iMovie, or transcode MXF to DNxHD, H.264 MOV, DV, AVI, M4V, MPG for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects on Mac.
2. The UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac also support other MXF recorders like: Panasonic AJ-HPM100, Panasonic AJ-HPM200, Canon FS-CF, HyperDeck Shuttle 2, Canon XF205/XF200, FS-H200, HDS-V10P/E (camcorder), LTR-100HS, GFS-V10 and camcorders like Canon XF105, Canon XF100, Canon XF305, Canon XF300, Panasonic AJ-HPX2700, Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, Panasonic AJ-HPX3000,Panasonic AG-HPX500,Panasonic AG-HPX255, Panasonic AG-HPX250, Sony PMW-350K,PDZVX10, Sony PMW-EX3,etc.