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How to Import and Edit Canon XF100 MXF files in FCE/iMovie

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How to Import and Edit Canon XF100 MXF files in FCE/iMovie

I have .mxf files from my new Canon XF100, when I take the MXF files to Final Cut Express to be edited, I failed. After searching google, I need a program to transfer the recorded files MXF files into something FCE can recognize .

The Canon XF100 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. If you would like to edit the recorded .mxf video on iMac with FCE, you need Transcode MXF files to AIC MOV which is the free and useful part of the Apple Mac iLife.


While looking for solutions to Import Canon XF100 MXF to FCE on iMac, I downloaded and tried several converters. Only Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac from ADVERTISING SPAM Studion works for me. I like the batch processing and joining of multiple mxf videos into one file. The editing feature to trim the recorded videos is great, as I can control the content for conversion.

To help those who may face the same problem like me, or want to rewrap MXF to AIC .mov on Mac for HD editing in Final Cut Express, I here list a few steps with the fast AIC video conversion.

Step 1: Capture/Import MXF files to ADVERTISING SPAM Video Converter for Mac.

Connect Canon XF100 camcorder to computer via USB cable, and launch the 2011 best MXF to FCE Converter for Mac from Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture MXF video footage from camcorder to the program. click the "Add" button to load .mxf videos. This Canon MXF Video Convetrer can convert Canon XF100 mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with FCE on Mac...

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Step 2: Choose MOV with Apple Intermediate Code AIC output format.

Click the "Format" option and choose " Final Cut" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*mov)" as output format with high quality for Final Cut Express. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) as output video codec.

Step 3: Merge Canon XF100 MXF files into one. (optional)

Tick the checkbox for "Merge into one file", and the Mac 2011 best Canon XF100 MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4: Edit and trim Canon XF100 MXF videos. (optional)

Select the file you want to trim and click the "Edit" button, you will face the Edit window with original video and output video preview. You can enter exact time point as the set in and set out for trimming.

Step 5: Transcode Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV for FCE on Mac.

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the 2011 best Mac Canon MXF video converter will start the conversion from Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV for Final Cut Express on Mac.


For some Mac users, when editing the MXF videos via the Editor windows of Canon MXF Converter for Mac, the video and sound may go output sync sometimes, making it somewhat difficult to find the trim location. But the output videos would play without sync problem after conversion.

Hopefully the guide above on " Convert Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV for FCE editing " will be of some help for you.


See Also:

Encode Canon MXF to AIC for FCE editing on Mac OS X Lion

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Transcode Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 MXF files to AIC for iMovie Editing on Mac OS X Lion

Transcode Panasonic AJ HPX300 P2 MXF files to AIC for iMovie Editing on Mac OS X Lion

Convert Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 MXF Recordings to AIC for FCE/iMovie editing


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MXF Converter for MAC is the most useful MXF to AVI converter for mac that can not only convert MXF to AVI, but also convert MXF to other popular video formats like MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MP4, etc. With strong support for cameras that save footage in .mxf wrapper such as: Canon XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, EOS C300, Panasonic P2 AG-HPX300,AG-HPX301E NEW

AG-HPX370/371,AG-HPX500 etc.

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