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How to Import MXF from Canon XF/Panasonic P2/Sony XDCAM into FCP X

”Hello, I'm in the process of purchasing a Canon XF305 Professional camcorder which uses MXF format files. I am using Apple Final Cut Pro X with Lion operating system. Is there a tool which can help me when ingesting with Final Cut Pro X?” --From Apple Support Communities

MXF is a format widely used among camcorder manufactures inlcuidng Canon, Panasoinc and Sony. However, if you want to edit your recorded MXF clips in Final Cut Pro, you'll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro X doesn't work with MXF format. Is there a way to make it then? Sure. Here we would introduce you 2 ways to make it.

Part I: Install Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OSX Component

Part II: Convert MXF to FCP with Firecoresoft Video Converter

Part I: Install Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OSX component

Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OSX component is a QuickTime Import component to help import and play MXF files in Final Cut Pro X. With the help of the component, you can handle a wide variety of MXF files, including Panasoinc P2, Sony XDCAM, Avid, etc. To learn more about how to use the component, please read Calibrated{Q} MXF Import User Guide.

Part II: Convert MXF to FCP with Firecoresoft Video Converter

Another easier way to solve the problem is to convert MXF to Final Cut Pro X with Firecoresoft Video Converter for Mac. This is video converter acts like a MXF converter Mac. It supports MXF as input and has optimized preset output for Final Cut Pro. To convert MXF to FCP with it, you only need to simply drag the MXF files to the program, choose FCP output format and start conversion. Everything is so easy to control and intuitive.

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Add MXF Files to the Program

When you launch the program, you'll find it with a simple and straightforward interface. If you have your read the Getting started guide, you'll know you need to click the "Add Files" button to add MXF files to the program firstly. Batch conversion is workable on the program. So you can laod more than one file in one go.

add files


Output Format Setting

Then, please go to the "Profile" pull-up list to find the output formats list. You'll find the output formats are grouped in several categories, like "common video", "Final Cut Pro", "Apple Device", etc. Please choose the wanted output format from “Final Cut Pro”.

select output format


Edit MXF File

Since the program offers simple and basic editing tools, you can make good use of them to customize your MXF files before starting conversion. The ediiting tools include trimming, spliting, cropping, rotating, flipping, adding image or text watermark, adjusting video effects (brightness/contrast/saturation), adding special effects (old film/gray/emboss/3d effects), audio fade-in and fade-out effect.



Convert MXF to FCP

Finally, press the convert icon to get the conversion task started. How long it will take to finish conversion depends on your video length and size as well as your computer performance.


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Version: 3.0.2

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