Further building upon the successful features of the XF105 and XF100 Professional Camcorders, the Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders support two recording formats – MXF, a file format used by broadcast stations, and MP4, which offers high versatility through its compatibility with various viewing and content providers such as web browsers and television news outlets.
Have you got one? According to test,problems are coming up when we import the Canon XF200 MXF files into iMovie or FCE for editing on Mac. So This article is mainly to solve the Canon XF200 recordings to iMovie/FCE importing problems, meanwhile, we will give you the way for converting MXF to iMovie/FCE supported mov format with best video quality as well as preserving the original multi audio channels.
Software that can help:
Here recommend you to try iMixMXF. I think it's much easier for me. It can not only convert Canon XF200 MXF to iMovie/FCE best editing MOV format, FCP supported Prores MOV format, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, etc., but also has unique multi-track preserving feature. Becides, it can get your MXF footage deinterlaced by default.
For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Canon XF200 MXF files in iMovie/FCE with keeping multi audio channels, here is the fast guide to mix and convert Canon XF200 multi audio channels MXF to MOV for iMovie/FCE.
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How to transcode Canon XF200 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing?
Step 1. Get this multi-track MXF Converter for Mac installed, click 'Add Video' to load individual mxf videos; or click 'Add from folder' to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.
Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track MOV(*.mov) for natively editing in iMovie/FCE.
Tip 1. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.
Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.
Tip2: Your Canon XF200 1080i MXF files is deinterlaced for iMovie/FCE by default, you needn't to do any operation to get it done.
Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting Canon XF200 multi audio channels MXF to MOV saving multi audio channels for iMovie/FCE editing.
You can also follow this guide to learn more How to Import Media Files to iMovie.
Tips: For users don't need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter for Mac ($29) is highly recommended.