If you want to transcode your Canon XF205 MXF footages to ProRes for FCP with keeping timecode for Final Cut Pro 6/7, you may prefer to follow this article because it will show you the way out.
The XF205 is a professional-grade camcorder for fast-paced productions. Yeah, not getting many referrals there! Enter the Canon XF205, a surprisingly low profile, high-feature professional HD camcorder that seems created for the rush of news, events and more. High bitrate HD footage is recordable in an MXF format to the CompactFlash cards.
However, MXF Video can’t be recognized by mostly video editing software, like Final Cut Pro. We will meet some troubles when we import Canon XF205 MXF redordings to FCP 6/7. The reason is the MXF format is not the FCP compatible video format.
In order to make Canon XF205 Camcorder MXF files editable in FCP 6/7, you just need to get help of PavtubeiMixMXF which can convert Canon XF205 MXF videos to FCP comptible Apple Prores codec for natively importing in Final Cut Pro on Mac and also the timecode is kept for FCP 6/7.
Why do you choose Pavtube iMixMXF?
Import/Retain/Mix multi-track MXF in MKV/MP4/MOV formats.
Output multi-track or single audio track Apple ProRes MOV for FCP (X).
Mix the MXF multiple track/channel audio into one or keep the multi tracks.
Add *.srt/*.ass/*.ssa subtitle files to MXF footage.
Support DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC/AVI/MPG/WMV/FLV output.
Convert Panasonic P2 MXF, Canon MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF to editable footage for editing, playing, or broadcasting.
Merge/split/trim/crop MXF footages.
Keep timecode for Final Cut Pro
Support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)
The following instruction will tell you how to transcode Canon XF205 MXF to Apple Prores for editing in FCP 6/7 on Mac. Now download and install the best Canon MXF Converter, and go to try those wonderful functions.
Step 1. Load MXF footages.
Run Pavtube iMixMXF on your Mac, click “+” button to load the MXF video files or load the MXF folder.
Note: ”Merge into one file” can help you to convert several MXF videos into one video. Just select the tasks you need and then check “Merge into one file”, you will get one combination of those videos.
Step 2.Select Apple Prores 422 .mov format.
Click “Format” and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP 6/7 editing.
Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs
Tip: If you want to get multi-track audio in output video files, choose “Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for editing in FCP 6/7.
Step 3. Settings for Prores .mov video.
You can also click “Settings” right beside to set up outputting video bitrate, frame rate, codec and size all according to your needs.
Step 4. Start conversion.
Click “Convert” button to start to encode Canon XF205 MXF to Apple Prors .mov for FCP 6/7, after a while go to “Open” button to locate the generated .mov videos and imported to Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing.
1. Refer to the picture below to see how this cool mac mov converting tool keep the timecode for FCP.
2. For users don’t need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert XF205 MXF to other formats, theMXF Converter for Mac (only $29) is highly recommended.