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Canon XF Utility Software Now Available for Free Download

February 23, 2012

Great news for EOS C300 and XF-series camera users: Canon's XF Utility software for Mac and Windows is now available for free download on the Canon website.

XF Utility software provides a simplified first step in the process of managing and playing back your clips, without the use of full-blown NLE software. XF Utility is not intended to replace NLE software and does not include any video or audio editing features -- it offers various options for managing and playing back clips recorded with Canon HD camcorders compatible with MXF files, including the EOS C300 and XF-series cameras.

Some key features of XF Utility are:

  • To back-up CF card contents (entire card).
  • To transfer selected clips from the CF card to a computer.
  • The playback of clips in Full HD resolution.
  • Editing of selected metadata fields.
  • Creating and editing User Memo profiles.
  • The copying of clips back to the CF card.
  • XF Utility also comes bundled with Canon's XF Plugin for Avid Media Composer, and the XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro

To find the software:

Follow this link to the to the Drivers & Software area for the EOS C300 (the same software download is also available on the Drivers & Software areas for theXF305, XF300, XF105, and XF100)

Choose your Operating System from the dropdown menu. In the Software listing below, you should see either:

Canon XF Utilities v. 3.0 for Mac OS X
File Name: XF_Utilities_mac_v3_0.dmg.gz

or:

XF Utilities v.3.0 for Windows
File Name: XF_Utilities_win_v3_0.zip

Directions for download and installation (Mac OS):
1. Download "XF_Utilities_mac_v3_0.dmg.gz" from the download page.
2. Decompress "XF_Utilities_mac_v3_0.dmg.gz" on the Mac to create the "CanonXF30M" file.
3. Double-click "CanonXF30M", and double-click the "MasterInstaller" file in the auto-mounted disk image "CanonXF30M" .
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Directions for download and installation (Windows):
1. Download "XF_Utilities_win_v3_0.zip" from the download page.
2. Decompress "XF_Utilities_win_v3_0.zip" on the PC to create the "CanonXF30W" folder.
3. Double-click "setup.exe".
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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