Import and edit Canon XF705 MXF in Final Cut Pro X
I recorded 5 MXF videos with Canon XF705 a few days ago. I copied the .MXF files to my local computer. When I tried playing the movies on my video player, the .mxf files cannot be recognized. And I can’t load the Canon XF705 MXF files into Final Cut Pro X for further editing. So I started searching for the reasons and programs for converting MXF to MOV, MP4 or other popular video formats. How to load MXF files in FCP X without installing plugin?
Canon XF705 Video Recording system
Compression: H.265/HEVC or MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Color Sampling: 4:2:2 (10-bit) or 4:2:0 (8-bit)
File Format: MXF
XF-HEVC 160 Mbps/110 Mbps: 3840×2160 (60p/30p/24p)
XF-HEVC 60 Mbps/45Mbps: 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p)
XF-AVC 45 Mbps: 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p)
The Canon XF705 is the flagship XF camcorder for Canon and it deserves the placement admirably. Canon has introduced a new codec for the XF705. The new XF-HEVC codec uses HEVC encoding which is about twice as efficient as H.264/AVC. With the XF-HEVC the XF705 can 4K UHD 60P 4:2:2 10-bit files directly to widely available SD cards. However, when you import the 4K or Full HD footage from Canon XF705 to FCP X, you may find the .mxf videos are not acceptable. What’s the best solution to get MXF to Final Cut Pro X for editing without any problem? From the following paragraphs you will find the best solution.
In order to successfully import MXF files into FCP X without installing plugin and edit MXF in FCP X smoothly, a recommended solution is to transcode Canon XF705 footage to more popular video format supported by Apple editing software like ProRes MOV. Which software can do the H.265/HEVC MXF and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MXF to ProRes codec conversion job? Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended here, it is the best choice for you. With this best MXF Converter for Mac, you can convert Canon XF705 MXF footage to ProRes 422/4444 MOV on Mac (including macOS Big Sur), let you import and edit MXF in Final Cut Pro X without any problem.
This professional Mac MXF to FCP Converter can generate best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie 11, Premiere Pro CC, Vegas Pro 18, DaVinci Resolve 17 and more. After conversion, you can edit Canon XF705 MXF in FCP X without rendering. If you’re using Windows, please turn to Windows version – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Canon XF705 MXF for editing in FCP X.
Free download Canon XF705 to FCP X Converter
How to convert Canon XF705 MXF to ProRes MOV for using in FCP X?
Step 1. Load Canon XF705 File
Open up this converter on your computer and go to main interface. Click “Add Files” button to load MXF file from your Canon XF705 that you wanna convert. Alternatively, you can also simply drag and drop the MXF video file into the program. BTW, it supports converting MXF files in batch. You are able to preview the video or even take snapshots once the file is loaded successfully.
Step 2. Select ProRes MOV Format
Click “Format” button to open output format menu. Move to “Final Cut Pro” category and choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV or Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as target output format, any other output video formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, M4V and WMV are available.
Tips: The related parameters of video, such as resolution, encoder, bit rate, frame rate can be customized. Just go back to the main interface and click “Setting” to adjust.
Step 3. Modify the Output Video (Optional)
If necessary, you could use the editing panel to modify your video effects. You have the option to trim unwanted borders, rotate video clips and images, crop the size of the frame, add subtitles or watermarks and much more.
Step 4. Start to Convert MXF file to ProRes MOV
Finally set destination folder by clicking “Output” button and hit “Convert” button to start Canon XF705 MXF to Final Cut Pro X native format conversion with 10X faster speed than other competitors and zero quality loss. It’s the whole process. Afterwards, you will get a MOV format file with vivid image and hi-fi audio converted from Canon XF705 recordings. Now you can import and edit the converted videos in Final Cut Pro X you like.