Canon XF305 deliver videos incredibly high audio and video quality in a MXF format, creating digital files robust enough for major post-production. However, editing systems like FCP cannot read and recognize MXF footage but Apple ProRes Codec. So, you need an MXF converter to transcode Canon XF305 MXF to compatible ProRes exports for further editing on FCP? So here, new puzzle comes with this. If you make great demands on quality, you need to keep the quality of output formats as high as possible. For instant, taking output video to broadcast, the 50mbps as the highest quality on the Canon XF305 is mandatory. How can you get the audio and video in converted format to be as good quality as original MXF?
To be specific, how can you transfer Canon XF305 MXF 25P to ProRes HQ at 50Mbps?
After several planned upgrades, U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a Mac MXF Converter, a professional Canon MXF to FCP ProRes converter tool, is capable of meeting more needs of senior MXF editors with exporting quality almost as high as original MXF files.
Here are 4 steps to show you how to convert Canon XF305 MXF 25P to ProRes HQ at 50Mbps.
Step 1: Add Canon XF305 MXF material to U2USoft MXF Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
Launch U2USoft MXF Converter for Mac, import Canon XF305 MXF files to it. Click “add video which can only add one file a time (You can also drag MXF files into it directly.)
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Step2: select the output format
Click the “format” and choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)” files as the output format for FCP. Apple ProRes 422HQ codec offers the utmost possible quality for 422 source Canon XF305 MXF, Providing higher quality than ProRes 422 for post-production on FCP.
Step3: Set audio and video profile
Firstly, you need to set video bitrate as high quality. Then you should set the sample rate as 48000 and audio bitrate as 384000. At last, the output ProRes HQ will preserve quality almost as high as ProRes HQ at 50Mbps.
1. High quality, medium quality and low quality of video bitrate are formulated by Apple ProRes, and the 30mbps in ProRes HQ output is an estimated value.)
2. The exported bitrate depends on your source Canon XF305 MXF material. The higher bitrate the original MXF was with, the higher bitrate the output MOV will be with.
Step 4: Click “Convert” icon to start convert your Canon XF305 MXF files to ProRes 422 HQ MOV.
After conversion completed, you can preview the converted MOV in Canon XF305 MXF Converter for Mac, as well as FCP to compare bitrate and video quality between output ProRes 422 HQ and original MXF.
In addition to using with FCP, you can also choose to:
1.Put and playback MXF on QuikTime
2.Edit MXF in iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc.