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Best Canon XF205 MXF Converter-Convert Canon XF205 .mxf files for editing

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The XF200-series sits in the middle of the Canon pro camcorder range. They are cameras that can be used by pros and serious users alike. With a whole host of new features and technologies - gleaned from recent advances in Cinema EOS and camcorder technologies - they make very compelling camcorders for the single operator looking for an advanced feature-set. Canon Explorers Phil Coates and Sbastien Devaud give their professional opinion on how the XF205 shapes up in real-life situations...

The Canon XF205 professsional camcorder is built around the slightly-larger-than-1/3-inch (1/2.84-inch) sensor, though it's effectively 1/3-inch: Canon uses the extra pixels on the sensor for electronic image stabilization, though its new 20X 26.8-576mm f1.8-2.8 lens also has optical stabilization. The body has been redesigned to offer 3 separate controls rings -- for focus, zoom, and iris -- on the lens barrel. Canon XF205 is updated to the latest version of Canon's image processor, the Digic DV 4, which enables dual-codec recording: simultaneous low-bit-rate MP4 (35Mbps) and the company's XF codec, a flavor of 4:2:2 50Mbps MPEG-2. It can also stream 1.5Mbps MP4 proxy files over the built-in Wi-Fi.

Canon MXF high-end camcorders, Canon XF205 is more and more popular for photographer, cameraman and other people thanks to its high quality videos. These excellent camcorders record high-definition video footages in .mxf format. It's good to maintain the high quality of the video by using MXF format, but this format is not compatible with editing software and other portable devices.

For example, you may encounter many problems when you want to import Canon XF205 MXF to FCP,FCE/iMoive/iPhoto,Avid Media Composer,etc. video editing software on Mac. To get those MXF files work normally in those video editing software without rendering time, the best solution here is to encode MXF to something that the video editing software can read easily.

Convert/Transcode Canon XF205 MXF clips for the Video Editing Software on Mac

Step 1. Import Canon XF205 MXF files to the top Mac MXF Converter.

Launch the UFUSoft Canon XF205 MXF Converter,and click the "Add Video" button to add Canon XF205 MXF files to it or drag and drop the files your MXF files directly.

Tip: If you want to merge several Canon XF205 MXF videos into one file, just click "Merge" to join several MXF files into one.

Step 2: Choose a proper output format

a. To edit Canon MXF in Final Cut Pro smoothly, select "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

b. To edit Canon MXF in FCE,iMovie or iPhoto smoothly, choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the output format.

c. To edit Canon MXF in Avid MC smoothly, choose "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD 1080p or 720p (*.mov)" as the output format.

d. To edit Canon MXF in Sony Vegas smoothly, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" as the output format.

e. To edit Canon MXF in Pinnacle Studio smoothly, choose "HD Video" > "AVI HD Video (*.avi)" as the output format.

Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Click "Settings" bar and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4: Start to convert Canon XF205 files on mac

Click "Convert" button, this best Canon XF205 MXF Converter will convert the Canon Canon XF205 MXF files to the friendly fromat for Video Editing Software on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the "Conversion" interface.


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