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Canon XF Plugin for FCP: Canon XF100/XF105/XF300/XF305 to FCP 6/7/X

Every time a new camera comes out, some people are afraid to buy it because they're afraid of the new questions about workflow, Canon XF to Final Cut Pro, for example. To allay your fears, in this article, we share the Canon XF Plguin for FCP 6, 7 and Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X, which will help you solve the incompatibility of Canon XF and FCP.

Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro (6, 7)

Version 1.1.0
Released on 07-01-2011

Description:
1. Supported Models: XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100

2. Major functions:
a. This is a plug-in software for Final Cut Pro. This plug-in allows you to use the Log and Transfer function to edit movies captured with the XF camcorders.

b. Users of Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 and later
It is possible to play back movie clips in all movie formats supported by the compatible models, and to download native or Apple ProRes 422 files.

c. Users of Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 to Final Cut Pro 7.0.2
It is possible to play back all movie clips and download these files in native or Apple ProRes 422 format (excluding files recorded in 50 Mbps (4:2:2) 1280x720/30P, 50 Mbps (4:2:2) 1280x720/25P, and 50 Mbps (4:2:2) 1280x720/24P modes).

d. Users of Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 to Final Cut Pro 7.0.2 who have preinstalled Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro from a bundled Canon XF Utilities Disc.

It will be possible to play back movie clips recorded in 50 Mbps (4:2:2) 1280x720/30P, 50 Mbps (4:2:2) 1280x720/25P, and 50 Mbps (4:2:2) 1280x720/24P modes, and download in Apple ProRes 422 formats.

How to Install:
1. Check if FCP v6.0.3 to v7.0.3 or later is already installed on your Mac.
2. Download XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg.gz from the download page.
3. Double-click XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg.gz After decompressing the file, XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg will be created.
4. Double-click XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg. The disk image XPFM11 will be mounted.
5. Double-click the installer, XFInstaller.app in XPFM11.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Compatibility:

Operating system(s): Mac OS X 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x

Language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Downloads:

Below are the available downloads. Depending on the file, you may be asked to enter the serialnumber of the product. Please have it ready for your convenience.

Downloads: XPFM_1_1_0_2_8L.dmg.gz

File size: 4930.13 Kb

Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X (2.1)

Description:
Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1.1 is plug-in software for importing video clips captured by compatible camcorders into Final Cut Pro X.

Compatibility:
1. Installation Requirements
The following software must be installed on the PC
- Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3

2. Supported OSes
Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8
* Mac OS X 10.6 is not supported.

3. Compatible PCs
Same as the support conditions of Final Cut Pro X
CPU;
In addition to the support conditions of Final Cut Pro X, must be an Intel CPU
RAM;
Same as the support conditions of Final Cut Pro X

4. Hard Disk Space
Same as the support conditions of Final Cut Pro X

5. Display
Same as the support conditions of Final Cut Pro X

6. Supported Models
EOS C500 / EOS C500 PL / EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL / XF305 / XF300 / XF105 / XF100

Setup:
1. Confirm that Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 has been installed to the computer.
2. Download "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg.gz" from the download page.
3. Double-click "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg.gz". After decompressing the file, "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg" will be created.
4. Double-click "xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg". The disk image "XPFM211" will be mounted.
5. Double-click the installer, "XPFM64Installer" in "XPFM211".
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

History:
Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1.1 ;

- The Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1.1 features a new installer exclusively prepared to enable the software installation to a PC running OS X 10.8; the actual version of the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X software to be installed remains 2.1. Therefore, if you already have the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1 installed to your PC, you do not have to install the version 2.1.1.

Software:
File version: 2.1.1
File Size: 4.3 MB
Downloads: xpfm-2-1-1-8-9l.dmg.gz

Original from canon.com

Important Notes:

1. Canon has not updated their FCP X plug-in to work with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. So, you can't import Canon MXF to Final Cut Pro X directly if you don't transcode the MXF files first.

2. If you have not installed Canon XF plugin correctly on its compatible operating systems, your Canon MXF files would can't be read and supported by Final Cut Pro.

3. Sometimes, even if you've installed Cano XF plugin, some problems still exist, for example, only import audio, no video stream. So, it's still hard for you to import and edit Canon MXF raw footage in FCP smoothly.

When all of these problems are considered together, an ultimate and most effective solution for you is to transcode Canon MXF to Apple ProRes. Thus, any user who still can't edit Canon XF MXF files in FCP like Final Cut Pro 5/6/7, or Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, please use Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to convert Canon XF300/XF305/XF105/XF100 MXF to ProRes 422 formats for editing in Final Cut Pro.

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Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac can transcode Canon XF MXF files to ProRes ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. What's more, it's also a good camcorder assistant for Panasonic P2 camcorders and some of Sony XDCAM camcorder users, adopt advanced audio and video sync technology. Overall, this Mac MXF converter is good at converting MXF to proper codec for NLE on Mac, such as Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, DVCPRO, MPEG-2, etc. for editing in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects CS6 and more.

 

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