Import Canon XF305 MXF video into FCP X

“I have a Canon XF305 camcorder and I’m editing in FCP X – therefore I need to convert from MXF to MOV – I have TWO audio tracks, and I need them both – can you tell me which Camcorder to FCP Converter handle two audio tracks?”
Yes I shot MXF files myself for a horse video. I’m a video journalist that sells horse videos.”

Above is a Canon XF305 camcorder user encountered problem. For editing MXF files in FCP X, we have to convert MXF to Apple ProRes MOV, because FCP X doesn’t support importing .mxf footages directly. While Apple ProRes Codec is the best for FCP X. Meanwhile, he also want to retain the original two audio tracks. By trying kinds of video converters, XF305 to FCP Converter can solve the problem flawlessly.

According to my own experience, which makes it outstanding is the optimized presets for editing software. Including iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and more. The presets have been designed with best codec/format of Corresponding editing software. Like Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, HDV, Avid DNxHD, and Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC). So our operation is much easier.

Now, you may follow me to have a look at how to convert Canon XF305 recordings to Apple ProRes for FCP X with two audio tracks by using the Efficient Canon MXF video converter.

Step 1. Please install the Mac MXF to ProRes converter on your Mac computer, it could works on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) or above.

Step 2. Import your MXF files into this program.

Step 3. Choose output format. Click on “Format” bar, and select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.


Click “settings”, you are allowed to adjust the video quality.

By default, the audio channels has been selected as “stereo”, which will help retaining the original two audio tracks.

Step 4. Begin to transcode Canon XF305 MXF to MOV for FCP X by clicking on the “Convert” button.

Then, you can easily import/edit canon XF305 clips in FCP X with two audio tracks. By the way, if you also want to upload your camera recordings to Youtube for sharing, or want to do advanced editing like trimming, cutting with quality lossless. You may try the Media Magician for Mac, which can help you doing it in a perfect way.

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