Along with the XF300, the Canon 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 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 widely available Compact Flash cards.Everything you could want in a handheld, professional camcorder is here in one sleek, affordable package: three 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensors, multiple bit rates (up to 50Mbps), variable resolution and frame rates, industry-standard MXF file wrappers, a newly developed L-Series 18x zoom lens, and full image customization.
The XF305 is released with plenty of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the great importance. The XF305 shots videos with Canon’s XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper.
What is MXF?
MXF is a video format for the commutation of programme material between servers, tape streamers and to digital archives. Its contents can be a complete programme and complete packages enven or sequences. MXF is self-contained, holding complete content without need of external material.
MXF combines video, audio together with programme data, such as text – together termed essence – along with metadata and loads them into a container. It holds a sequence of video frames, each complete with associated audio, and data essence, plus frame-based metadata.
The XF305′s newly developed Genuine Canon 18x HD Video Lens along with 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor to achieve regular image quality. The XF305 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand creative flexibility, allowing users to work in all kinds of environment.
To get more application from XF305, we always need to enjoy videos on other devices or do some simple editing on the video editing tools. But how can we make it come true while most of media players and video editing tools don’t support MXF smoothly work with them? Perhaps you can try UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, which can help you convert Canon XF305 MXF files to Mac Compatible Formats like ProRes 422(*.mov), Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), Avid DNxHD, HDV, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), h.264 MOV for editing software FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc or convert to other common formats such as MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, AVI, and even H.264 MOV for other usages.