Import Canon XF100/XF105 MXF to FCP for editing on Mac OS X
Since the Father's Day is coming, what have you prepared for your beloved father? If he happends to be a photographer or video grapher, Canon's professional camcorders are your best choice, especially the XF100/XF105 --- great camcorder at relatively affordable price. The only problem that bothers XF100/XF105 users is the incompatibility problem while importing 1080i MXF to FCP 7 on Mac OS X. The problem mainlys lies in two aspects. The first one is that FCP can not natively support the MXF editing and the MXF to ProRes conversion is neccessary and vital and the second one is that the 1080i recordings will look interlacy or distorted in FCP.
In order to solve the problem and make your father more pleased with your gift on Father's Day, Brorsoft announced the MXF to FCP 7 Converter for Mac users. With it, you don't need to worry the cost of the XF Plug-ins and the importing problem of FCP. The top MXF Converter for Mac is professional in converting XF100/XF105 1080i recordings to ProRes, the FCP compatible video format, with high quality at the fastest speed. Besides, it is developed with the ability to deinterlace 1080i files to 1080p for getting smooth playback and editing in FCP 7. In addtion, the versatile Mac MXF to ProRes converter is also capable of merging files into one for easy editing, reducing the size of 1080i MXF files, replacing original audio tracks and adding text/image/video to original files, etc.
Brief guide on transcoding/deinterlacing Canon XF100/XF105 1080i MXF to FCP 7 on Mac
Step 1: Get the MXF to FCP Converter and launch it for adding the 1080i MXF footages to it on Mac;
Step 2: Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (.*mov) on the submenu, which you can get by clicking the Format box.
Step 3: Click Settings and customize Video and Audio parameters in the Profile Settings. If you don't have any specific requirement, you can skip this step;
Step 4: Click "Convert" and start the 1080i MXF to FCP 7 conversion/deinterlacing process immediately.
Tricks and tips for converting XF100/XF105 MXF recordings to FCP 7 on Mac
1. You can get a preview by double clicking the imported file.
2. Tick the box "Merge into one" makes your clips combined as one for easy editing
3. Deinterlace has been chosen as default in the Video Editor.
4. 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as frame rate are the recommended settings for FCP 7 editing. If you want the HD video but in a small size, you can reduce the video size to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.
5. You can select Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ) as output if you want the HD converted videos while ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy), ProRes 4444 are the options for those who want SD videos with smaller size.
Hope the 10%-off MXF Converter for Mac is the best solution to make the Canon XF100/XF105 1080i MXF smooth and editable in Final Cut Pro 7. Besides, the easy-to-use MXF to FCP 7 Converter is also capable of transcoding Canon XF300/XF305 MXF to FCP 7 with lossless quality. You can go to the MXF Converter for Mac to get more info.
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