Mac Transcode MXF from Canon XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 to Sony Vegas Pro 12 Editing

The XF305/XF300 camcorders launched by Canon are the first models to use the new MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) recording codec. Adopting 18x zoom L-series HD Video Lens, a new enhanced 18x zoom, 3CMOS sensor system, XF305/XF300 record stunning HD videos in MXF format.

Canon XF100/XF105 is ultra-portable camera, sharing many same features with the XF305/XF300, such as similar switches, control & menus and same codec. Compared with XF305/XF300, XF100/XF105 are extremely reduced in size by 59% and lightened in weight by 56%. Though the 18X lens on the XF300/XF305 of course has a much further reach, Canon does have a Tele Converter, the TL-H58, for the XF100/105 that minimizes that difference.

A friend of me shot some MXF videos on Canon XF305 HD Camcorder. She wanted to upload and share the MXF video of his daughter playing piano on YouTube. But before that, she wanted to read and edit the raw MXF file in Sony Vegas 12, the latest version of Sony authoring software.

You know, Canon XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 camcorder users may often struggle with importing issue of transferring MXF file to Sony Vegas. How to import and edit Canon XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 MXF footage in Sony Vegas?

In fact, all you need is a powerful MXF conversion tool to convert MXF file to Sony Vegas editable format, such as WMV, MPEG-2 and MOV.

aPubsoft MXF Converter for Mac, a superb professional MXF conversion program can help you successfully import and edit MXF files in Sony Vegas Pro 12.

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Here is a guide to show you how to import MXF to Sony Vegas Pro 12 for editing.

Step1: Load MXF material to aPubsoft MXF Converter for Mac

Click “add video” icon or drag and drop MXF files into file area.

Step2: select WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) as output format

Tip: You can manage Canon MXF files by saved MXF clips in one folder on mac HDD, so that you can add a MXF folder to TransMXF for Mac directly.

Click the “format” and choose the “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) “ files as the output favorable format for editing in Sony Vegas Pro 12.

Step3: Set audio and video profile

Before you import MXF footage to Vegas Pro 12, you can set video and audio profile via clicking “setting” icon.

The default profile will keep high quality of output WMV for Vegas Pro 12 . You can click the triangle icon to set profile for specific video and audio qualtity needs for editing in Sony Vegas.

Tip: if you have several MXF files, you can click orange triangle icon to view profiles of different task files.

Step 4: Click “Convert” icon to convert Canon XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 MXF Files

After Canon MXF file to WMV conversion completed, you can click “Open output folder” icon to locate the output MPEG-2 videos.

So with aPubsoft MXF Converter for Mac, you can import Canon MXF videos to Vegas Pro 12 for editing. And then you are freely to upload MXF file to YouTube, MySpace, public camcorder MXF video on Vimeo or saved precious MXF movies in iTunes.

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