How to Convert Canon XF/Panasonic P2 MXF to MOV for FCP

"I get a Canon XF305 camcorder and record some video clips in MXF format, when I try to import them into FCP to edit, I find the files cannot be recognized, so is there an easy solution to import Canon XF305 MXF to FCP for editing? Thanks."

MXF is a common format used by many professional camcorders such as Canon XF105, Canon XF305, Canon C300, Panasonic P2 series camcorders. Because of the specialty of the codec, such MXF files cannot be recognized by Apple editing software including iMovie, FCP, FCE and so on. If you want to edit MXF files in such applications, you need to convert them to MOV first. This article will take importing MXF to FCP as example to show you how to convert MXF to MOV.

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Guide on How to import Canon XF/Panasonic P2 MXF to FCP

Step 1. Load MXF files
Hit “Add File” button to import MXF video files from you camcorder. Due to the batch converting button, you can import several files one time.

Add MXF file

Step 2: Set output format
Click Final Cut Pro as output format, that is Final Cut Pro->ProRes 422(*.mov), if you need to convert MXF to iMovie, you can directly choose iMovie as output format as well.

Final Cut pro

Step 3: Convert MXF to Apple ProRes MOV
After all settings are done, click Convert button to convert MXF to MOV for Final Cut Pro。 After finish converting you can import the MXF footage to FCP to edit further.

More about the MXF Converter for Mac:
This application is an all-in-one software that can convert almost all video formats including AVCHD, MTS,M2TS, MOD,TOD, MKV and so on. With it, you can convert them to different devices such as iPhone 4S,iPhone 5, iPad 2, Galaxy S3,Nexus 7, and so on.You can also Import Sony Handycam to Mac.

Related tags: MXF to iPhone 5, MXF to Nexus 7, MXF to Galaxy S3

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