How to Import/Load Canon EOS C300/C500 MXF to Kdenlive for Editing?

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KDENLIVE is the free and open source video editor for Mac OS X, and there is related version for GNU/Linux. The non-linear editor does not only include video and audio effects, but also can export videos to DVD with chapters and simple menu. However, it does not import/recognize the MXF directly from Canon EOS C300/C500. MXF, short for Material eXchange Format, is a container format for professional digital video and audio media. It is shot by some high-end camcorders like Canon XF, Panasonic P2 HPX, Sony XDCAM and other camcorders. And MXF is difficult for Mac users.

Kdenlive edits all the formats supported by FFmpeg like QuickTime, AVI, WMV, MPEG, and Flash Video, but not the MXF videos, especially those from Canon EOS C300/C500. UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is the recommend third party Mac Canon MXF converter, which supports Canon EOS C300/C500 videos, and converts the MXF files to HD videos like MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, maintaining the 1920*1080 resolution.

Here is the simple step-by-step guide for you to convert Canon EOS C300/C500 MXF videos to Kdenlive supported formats like MOV, AVI, and MPEG on Mac.

Step 1. Load Canon MXF videos to UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.

Transfer .mxf files from Canon EOS C300/C500 XF card to Apple hard drive disk when the camcorder is connected to iMac/MacBook Pro via USB cable. Run UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as the super Mac Canon C300/C500 MXF converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos.

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Step 2. Choose H.264 MOV format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) as output format. The Mac Canon MXF converter will convert Canon EOS C300/C500 MXF to H.264 MOV with the original video resolution. The output videos will be 1080/30p by default.


Tips: If you want to change the frame rate or bit rate, just click the “Settings” button for detailed parameters. You may also choose to output WMV, MPG, or other profile like FLV as output format.

Step 3. Convert Canon EOS C300/C500 MXF to MOV for Kdenlive.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Canon EOS C300/C500 MXF to Kdenlive MOV starts immediately.

Soon after the conversion, just bring the HD 1080p MOV videos to Kdenlive timeline, and edit with rotations, blurring, blue-screen and so on.

The Mac Canon MXF converter also works for Panasonic/Sony/Canon camcorders like Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX2100,  AJ-HPX250EJ, AG-HPX371, AG-HVX201, Sony PMW-500, PMW-350K, PMW-EX3, PMW-F3L, PMW-F3K, PMW-100, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Canon XF300, Canon XF305,  and so on. It helps you edit MXF videos in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and other Mac non-linear editors.

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