Summary: Read this article to find the easiest and most efficient way to bring MXF files from Canon C300 to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X.
Walking through the Apple discussion and found a new thread about Canon C300 to Final Cut Pro importing issues: “I can't import MXF files shot on a Canon C300 into FCP 10.1.2. I have the Canon plug in for MXF file to FCP import but FCP X still doesn't recognize MXF files when I try to import. Premiere works fine importing MXF on the same computer.” It’s not a fresh issue any more. Many guys have offered their suggestions. Now in this page, I want to combine the easiest way to help more users to edit C300 MXF clips in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X more efficiently.
While searching for solutions to import Canon MXF from CF card to FCP, some guys will present a solution: Use Canon XF Utility download clips off your original media from a CF card and backing up the clips in a unique folder based on the date and time of the transfer. And then install Canon XF plugin to begin the import process. But, it’s not happy process. It takes much more time than it’s worth. What’s even worse, like the above thread mentioned, even installed the Canon plug, sometimes FCP still won’t recognize your MXF files. So, it’s not an ultimate solution for us.
Well, an alternative efficient and easy way to edit Canon MXF in FCP is to convert and rewrap your C300 MXF videos. It’s the common promoting method. Some guys prefer a freeware to get the work done, but you may take the risk for losing the original quality. Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the best choice with the highlight- converting MXF to ProRes for FCP with zero quality loss.
With the software, you can convert C300 MXF files to ProRes 422 ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. I like the batch processing and joining of multiple mxf videos into one file. The editing feature to trim the recorded videos is great, as I can control the content for conversion. What’s more, it also allows you to transcode MXF from Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, or Panasonic P2 or Sony XDCAM MXF clips to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro.
Convert Canon C300 .mxf footage for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/FCP X
First of all, download, install and launch C300 MXF Converter Mac, and import MXF files into the program
Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon C300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.
Then, click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format. It’s the optimal choice for using in Final Cut Pro.
Afterwards, you can click "Properties" to adjust the audio stream ID if you find the C300 MXF no sound. Besides, you can click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need. 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate are the recommended settings.
Finally, click "Convert" button and your C300 MXF files will be converted into ProRes .MOV files ready to be imported into FCP without any issue.
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