This post provides a solution for people who are facing issues editing Canon XF105 MXF footage in FCP 7. It displays an alternative method to transocode XF105 MXF files to ProRes format for ingesting to FCP without extra rendering.
Any other way of converting the XF105 mxf files to a FCP7 friendly format?
”Hi, all, my wedding video was given to me as four DVDs all up. I also copied the source MXF recordings that taken with a Canon XF105 camera from the cameraman and I wanted to use FCP 7 to edit the MXF files so I can make a highlights package to fit onto one DVD to send to my parents and friends. My issue is that, the folder structure was lost when transferring to my hard drive accidentally, so I have to use third party software to convert the XF105 mxf to mov fitting for FCP7. I tried two converters, but the results were not great even though I selected the highest quality settings. There are quite a few other converters that Google presents but I don’t have the time to try using them all to evaluate the quality. Anyone suggest a converter that gives results that will closely match the original .mxf file and converts XF105 .mxf files to a FCP 7 friendly format? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.”
With HD Video Converter for Mac installed, you are able to convert Canon XF105 MXF footage to ProRes .mov for working with FCP 7 maintaining original quality. More than Canon MXF media, it also supports converting P2 MXF, XAVC MXF, XDCAM/XDCAM HD MXF, IMX MXF, AVCHD (.m2t, .m2ts, .mts), H.264 MOV, XAVC S MP4, XDCAM EX MP4, 4K video, MKV, AVI, M2V and more for your different final targets, such as editing, playing, sharing, and burning.
Canon XF105 and FCP 7 – how to transcode Canon XF105 MXF files to ProRes 422 for FCP 7 in a fast way?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon XF105 MXF to FCP 7 Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP 7
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP 7 and its former version FCP 6 and the most recent version FCPX. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering. To create smaller files, transcode your source files to Apple ProRes 422 (LT).
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon XF105 MXF files to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro 7 with optimum performance.
Why Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 can’t import MXF video files?
How can I import MXF footage into Avid Media Composer?
FCP 7 not recognizing my MXF file – convert MXF to ProRes
Convert P2 MXF to ProRes for FCP 6/7/X without losing sound
MXF and Vegas – How can I edit MXF video files in Sony Vegas?