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Edit Canon XF300/XF305 mxf file with Final cut express/Avid

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Final Cut Express is a discontinued video editing software created by Apple Inc. It is the consumer version of Final Cut Pro and is designed for advanced editing of digital video as well as high-definition video, which is used by many amateur and professional videographers.

Final Cut Express is a standalone video editing program that offers almost every feature a serious video editor would need. With Final Cut Express, you don't have to worry about creative options or a lack of supported formats.

The program supports conversions to many industry standard video formats, allows you to customize frame rates and makes conversions easy via its open format timeline. Final Cut Express also comes with "LiveType", which allows you to make cool animated titles for your videos.

The XF300 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF300 takes advantage of the latest HD technology--along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--to record Full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards. The Canon xf300 camcorder record mxf file, It's a pity that the MXF file format can't be natively supported by Final Cut Express. So it's impossible for you to directly import the Canon C300 1080i MXF files into FCE. In the case, transfer mxf to final cut express supported file formats comes to be necessary.

It's known to us that the formats supported by FCE include those supported by QuickTime. That's to say, what you need to do is convert the MXF to QuickTime compatible file format such as QuickTime-MOV for Final Cut Express. The article here will show the MXF to Final Cut Express conversion in details.

Firstly, download the MXF to FCE Converter program on your Mac. The MXF Converter for FCE allows you to fast convert any MXF file from Canon C300, XF300, XF305, XF100, XF105, etc for editing in Final Cut Express without quality loss. Anyway, it also has other output presets for you like Final Cut Pro(X), iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and more. So you can also editing MXF file in FCP X, iMovie, etc.


1. Media Composer, frequently referred to as "The Avid", is a type of computer software application known as a Non-linear editing system (NLE). Maybe you have captured bundles of .mxf files with the handy Canon XF305/XF300. Now, try to edit the MXF footages in Avid Media Composer? However, all you get are passive messages like "Unable to link to any clips at Volume…", "Problems detected in file CLIP.BIN"…. Why does it happen? It results from the incompatibility between MXF file format and Avid MC. Doremisoft mxf converter for mac can help to convert MXF files to Avid MC acceptable file format like H.264, Xvid or MPEG-2.

2. If you got a Canon Powershot G1 X and want to edit the mov file with final cut pro x, when you try to import the Canon Powershot G1 X mov file you will failed, it caused by the highly-compressed MOV file format, which can be well playable but hard to edit in some video editor programs, including FCP X. Thus, what you need to transcode Canon Powershot G1 X MOV to FCP X, because the ProRes codec is natively supported by Final Cut Pro X or its older version of FCP.

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