Import Canon XF105 MXF to FCP X/7/6 without quality loss

Summary: If you are looking for a software converter that will do Canon XF105 MXF to FCP Conversion with best quality, you may in the right place. This post introduces a good program that will transcode Canon XF105 MXF video clips to use in FCP X/7/6 with no or minimum quality loss.

canon xf105Is there a converter that will convert Canon XF105 footage to use in FCP X?
“Hi, all, I was wondering if you can help? I have got a Canon XF105 camcorder several days ago. The XF105 films in MXF container format. I shoot the video primarily for making promotion videos for customers. I tried to import Canon XF105 MXF footage to FCP X, but there’s no go. Someone told me that I needed to install Canon XF plug-in, but due to some reason, I was unable to install the plug in onto my iMac correctly. I now know that I require a simple XF105 MXF to Apple ProRes Conversion. Any body tried any good software that will transcode Canon XF105 MXF video clips to use in FCP X with no or minimum quality loss? Many thanks for your suggestion!”

Without installing Canon XF plugin, the XF105 MXF files would be very problematical in the Final Cut Pro X. To make things easier and smoother, we would recommend that you use HD Video Converter for Mac to re-encode XF105 MXF clips to Apple ProRes for working with FCP X beautifully.

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XF105 and FCP workflow – convert Canon MXF to ProRes for FCP using HD Video Converter for Mac

To process Canon XF105 MXF files to FCP ProRes Conversion, follow these steps:
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Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon MXF to FCP Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add Video’ to load XF105 MXF files to it.

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.

This Mac Canon XF105 MXF format converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.

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.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon XF105 MXF to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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