How to import and edit Canon XF605 MXF in Final Cut Pro

Convert Canon XF605 MXF for Final Cut Pro

Convert Canon XF605 MXF for Final Cut Pro

Hello, I am using Canon XF605 and shoot a lot of videos in .mxf format. Now I want to edit the 4K MXF videos in Final Cut Pro. However, the FCP don’t recognize my MXF videos. Any suggestions?

Some google searching shows that i'm not alone with this problem, but i haven't found a solution. Canon XF605 4K XF-AVC MXF files plays in Final Cut Pro but not in elements organizer, where i get this error message "The selected files can not be played because your system does not have the required compresser/decompresser (codec) installed". Does the problems lie on codec?"

The relatively small, extremely high-quality XF605 is easy to set up and get rolling right out of the box, and its many assets include the ability to stream MPEG2 up to 4K. To summarize, the Canon XF605 is an excellent all-around general use camera. Canon XF605 allows you to take advantage of the dual SD card slots for dual recording, relay recording, and multiple simultaneous recording options of your footage in MP4 or XF-AVC.

However, Canon XF605 videos can't be recognized by most video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro. If you intend to edit MXF videos in Final Cut Pro, you can convert Canon XF605 MXF to Apple ProRes using Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. It is a smart tool that designed to convert any MXF, MTS, MP4, MOV, MPG, DVD and Blu-ray videos to Apple ProRes codec on Mac OS.

Canon MXF Converter Features:

- Support MXF videos recorded by Canon, Sony, JVC, RED, and Panasonic camcorders
- Convert MXF videos to ProRes 4444, 422 (HQ), 422, 422 (LT), and 422 (Proxy)
- Convert MXF to any video format, both SD and HD video formats
- Convert MXF for playback on most popular media players
- Support merging multiple MXF footages into one single file and batch conversion

How to Convert Canon XF605 MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro?


Import MXF Files to the Converter

Run the MXF to Fina Cut Pro Converter and you can import Canon XF605 MXF clips to the program through "Add File" icon or just drag and drop the files to the program.

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Select Apple ProRes as the Output Format

Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Final Cut Pro" to set Apple ProRes MOV format for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) which are specially designed for Apple editing software.

Convert MXF to ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV for Final Cut Pro

Tip: If you plan to edit Canon XF605 MXF in Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4), you need to transcode the MXF footage to MPEG-2 codec vai Acrok Canon Video Converter. You can get MPEG-2 profile under "Editing Software" category.


Start the Canon MXF to Apple ProRes Conversion

Click "Convert" button to start encoding Canon XF605 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro on Mac.

When the Canon XF605 MXF to Final Cut Pro compatible formats conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files for editing in FCP without any issue.

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