Import/Edit Canon XF205 MXF video files in Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro

The Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder is a compact, high-performance, high image quality system ideal for use with a variety of digital cinema and broadcast operations. Targeted at sports production, TV variety shows, commercials and drama shows, in addition to independent movie production, government applications, education, weddings and other social event videography, the camcorder features a wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with three control rings, image stabilization, infrared capabilities, flexible MXF/MP4 dual recording at various data rates, two/four-channel audio recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, plus 3G-SDI and monitor outputs as well as time code and genlock connections.

After shooting some footage in MXF format with the Canon XF205, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro. However, you may face the problem that FCP X and Premiere do not recognize the Canon XF205 MXF videos. To make it easier for editing Canon XF205 MXF video files in FCP X and Premiere, you’re advised to use aPubsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which is a great Mac Canon MXF Converter. It can enable you to effortlessly transcode Canon XF205 MXF files to Apple ProRes/MPEG-2 MPG – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. What’s more, it also allows to convert MXF to iMovie/FCE, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro etc with the best quality.

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How to transcode Canon XF205 MXF files to ProRes MOV, MPEG-2 MPG?

Step 1. Load Canon XF205 MXF footage.

Install and launch the Canon XF205 to FCP X/Premiere Converter, then click “Add Video” button to import Canon XF205 MXF video files to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the converter.

Canon XF205 to FCP X/Premiere Converter

Step 2.Select proper format for FCP X, Premiere

a. Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The Apple ProRes is the native codec for Final Cut Pro editing.

Convert Canon XF205 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV

b. Click the “Profile” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. The MPEG-2 MPG is the native format for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Convert Canon XF205 MXF to MPEG-2 MPG

Step 3. Start the Canon XF205 MXF to ProRes/MPG conversion.

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, the Canon XF205 MXF to ProRes/MPG converter will convert Canon XF205 MXF videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X, MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere on Mac immediately.

After the Canon XF205 MXF to ProRes/MPG conversion finished, you can easily and effortlessly locate the converted ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files by clicking the “Open Folder” button in the main interface. Then, you can import and edit Canon XF205 MXF video files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS without problem.