Canon XF205 MXF and FCE workflow,Edit Canon XF205 MXF files in FCE with AIC MOV
The Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder is a compact, high-performance, high image quality system ideal for use with a variety of digital cinema and broadcast operations. The XF205 camcorder features a wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with three control rings, image stabilization, infrared capabilities, flexible MXF/MP4 dual recording at various data rates, two/four-channel audio recording, Wi-Fi® connectivity, plus 3G-SDI and monitor outputs as well as time code and genlock connections.HD-SDI ports handle video with embedded audio and time code data for monitoring and recording of frame rates up to 30fps, and a new 3G-SDI port supports 1080p video at frame rates up to 60 fps. Time code I/O helps ensure frame-accurate sync during editing and post-production.
It is great to record full HD videos with Canon XF205 camcorder, but for some fairly new Canon users, video editing and encoding is something they are doing for a longer time. You can see many folks will have no idea of what the limitations of the "MXF video format from Canons C100 and Final Cut Express".
Why can't you smoothly import Canon XF205 MXF files to Final Cut Express? As Canon XF205 used MXF video format, it is a most advanced codec that for HD recordings, but not so acceptable for FCE.
So, if you want to get fluent editing workfolw with Canon XF205 MXF files in Final Cut Express and keep the best video quality, you will have the need to convert Canon XF205 MXF to FCE best supported format. It will be the best way to get Canon XF205 MXF footage into Final Cut Express without losing quality, you can follow the tutorial below.
Download a free trial of Canon XF205 MXF Converter :
Step 1: Install and Launch the Canon MXF to FCE Converter on your Mac and load your MXF files to it.
Tip: If you want to join several MXF files into one,just select all files and click "Merge" on the main interface.
Step 2: Click on the "Profile" bar and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)".AIC is the native format for FCE.
Step 3: You can customize advanced audio and video parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 4: Click the "Convert" button; it will convert Canon XF205 MXF footage to AIC MOV for FCE immediately. After the conversion is done, you can get the output MOV video for FCE, and you can import and edit the file in FCE without any problem.
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