Well, here is the step-by-step guide for you to edit Canon XF300/XF305/XF100/XF105 MXF videos in Avid Media Composer with HD quality, taking iMac with Mac Snow Leopard as an example.
Step 1. Download and Load Canon XF MXF footage to Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac.
Run Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac as the 2013 best Canon XF300/305 MXF footage to Avid converter on Mac OS X like 10.8 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Leopard, 10.5 Tiger. Click the “Add” button to import .mxf files from the Canon XF300/305 camcorder.
Step 2. Choose Quicktime Movie Format – Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as output format. The Mac MXF to Avid Converter will convert MXF to Avid DNxHD MOV with high quality. (Tip: The Avid DNxHD *.mov formats under Quicktime Movie Format output profile are available when your Avid is installed on Mac).
Step3. Merge Canon XF MXF files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Mac MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Canon MXF files to Avid DNxHD MOV.
Click the convert button under the preview window and the conversion from Canon MXF files to Apple compatible DNxHD *.mov mov videos for Avid Media Composer starts immediately.
The output videos are compatible with other Non-linear editing system like Final Cut Express, iMovie, FCE4, FCP, Kdenlive, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Roxio Toast, to import the HD videos on Mac without compatibility issue.
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