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 Avid, you may encounter many ingesting problems. To get Canon XF200/XF205 MXF files work normally in Avid without rendering time, the best solution here is to convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to Avid compatible format. After googling, we will get that DNxHD MOV is the one that can be supported by Avid. So you will need a professional MXF Converter for Mac to help you to convert MXF files to DNxHD MOV for Avid. 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.

Convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid editing

Step 1. Free download the UFUWare MXF Converter for Mac and install it.

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Step 2. Launch UFUWare MXF Converter as the top Canon MXF to Avid 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 Avid Converter

Step 3. Click the “Profile” bar, and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” or “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 720p(*.mov)”. It is the compatible format for Avid.

Convert XF200/XF205 MXF to DNxHD MOV

Tip: 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. Click the “Convert” button, it will convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF files to DNxHD MOV for Avid on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the Canon MXF to DNxHD MOV conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the files converted for Avid. Now, you can easily import Canon XF200/XF205 MXF files to Avid Media Composer for further editing without any trouble.