Canon has expanded its professional video range with the launch of the XF205 and XF200 Full HD camcorders. Each features a 26.8-536mm Canon HD lens, a HD CMOS PRO imaging sensor and a powerful DIGIC DV 4 processor. Combined with 50Mbps MPEG2 recording and 4:2:2 colour sampling, the result is video quality suitable for broadcast, the company says. A range of recording options provides the flexibility to simultaneously record high definition MXF files to CF cards and MP4 files to an SD card, in HD or lower resolutions.

MXF format is not well supported by the editing software like FCE/iMovie, you may encounter many ingesting problems. To get Canon XF200/XF205 MXF files work normally in FCE/iMovie without rendering time, the best solution here is to convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to FCE/iMovie compatible format. After googling, we will get that Apple InterMediate Codec is the one that can be supported by FCE/iMovie. So you will need a professional MXF Converter for Mac to help you to convert MXF files to AIC MOV for FCE/iMovie. Here UFUWare MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended as it is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2, Canon XF series and Sony XDCAM camcorders to formats compatible with your video editing software like Final Cut Express, iMovie, Final Cut Pro (X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and more. Below is a brief guide for you.

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Convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to AIC MOV for FCE/iMovie editing

Step 1: Import MXF files to the top Canon MXF to AIC Converter.

Install and launch the Canon MXF to FCE/iMovie Converter. Click the button “Add Video” to add MXF files to the converter, or directly drag and drop your MXF files to the program. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.

Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to FCE/iMovie Converter

Tip: If you have multiple MXF files, you can select all files and click “Merge” to merge the files into one single file for FCE/iMovie, so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2: Select output format for FCE/iMovie and set the output folder.

Click on the “Profile” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)”. It is the compatible format for FCE/iMovie. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” button as you need.

Convert XF200/XF205 MXF to AIC MOV

Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

adjust video and audio settings

Step 4: Convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF files to AIC for FCE/iMovie.

Click the “Convert” button, the Canon MXF to AIC MOV Converter will convert Canon MXF files to AIC for FCE/iMovie on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the Canon MXF to AIC conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the files converted for FCE/iMovie. Now, you can easily import Canon XF200/XF205 MXF files to Final Cut Express or iMovie for further editing without any trouble.