Convert Canon XF200 MXF files to MOV,MPG,DNxHD for FCP/FCE/iMoive/Avid/Premiere
The new Canon XF200 Professional Camcorder is equipped with the upgraded zoom lens, CMOS sensor and image-processing platform featured in the XA25/XA20 High Definition Camcorders. The new camcorder has a compact, lightweight body design, advanced operability and expanded network connectivity, satisfying a wide range of professional shooting demands from the production of high-definition content for news gathering, documentaries, weddings and event videography.
The XF200 camcorder features a wide-angle 26.8 mm (35mm film equivalent) 20x optical zoom lens with Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass lens elements for compact size and reduced chromatic aberrations compared to prior models. Additionally, the lens is equipped with an eight-bladed circular aperture that employs the same EMD (Electro Magnetic Diaphragm) technology used in Canon EF lenses and creates natural, attractive blur characteristics.
However, MXF is still not so popular and widely used. So when you deal with the MXF footages, for example,importing Canon MXF to FCP or other Mac tools like QuickTime, iMovie, FCE you may encounter some format incompatibility issue. This article is written to help Canon XF200 users to solve such kind of problems.
First all of, you can get UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, which is an easy-to-use yet professional MXF Converter for Mac(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon's MXF clips to Mac full compatible format and keep original quality at mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie, FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
Convert Canon MXF videos to FCP,FCE/iPhoto/iMoive,Avid MC,Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas,Pinnacle Stuido friendly format on Mac
Step 1: Load Canon MXF footage
Launch UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac and click "Add Video" button, browse to the MXF footages and load them to the converter for conversion. You can select all files and click "Merge" to join several MXF files into one.
Step 2: Choose a proper output format
a. To edit Canon MXF in Final Cut Pro smoothly, select "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
b. To edit Canon MXF in FCE,iMovie or iPhoto smoothly, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the output format.
c. To edit Canon MXF in Avid MC smoothly, choose "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD 1080p or 720p (*.mov)" as the output format.
d. To edit Canon MXF in Sony Vegas smoothly, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" as the output format.
e. To edit Canon MXF in Pinnacle Studio smoothly, choose "HD Video" > "AVI HD Video (*.avi)" as the output format.
Step 3: Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc
Click "Settings" button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: Convert Canon XF200 MXF on Mac
When you finish all settings, click “Convert” button to start MXF Mac conversion. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
After the conversion, it will be easy for you to import Canon XF200 MXF footage into FCP,FCE,iPhoto,iMoive,Avid MC,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas,Pinnacle Stuido for editing or do whatever you want with the converted MXF footages on Mac OS X.