Summary: If you have any problem when importing Canon C300 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X, jsut follow this simple guide to transcode C300 MXF to ProRes MOV format for FCP X editing smoothly.
The EOS C300 camera brings Canon's expertise and decades of experience sensors, lenses, image processing and design to the world of motion picture capture. It supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. However, when you tried to import some C300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), you just find that this may be a hard work. Although Canon provides you a XF plugin for your problems, it doesn't work at all. Got frustrated? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your Canon C300 MXF files to FCP X for smoothly editing.
Downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac
As you see, my solution is simple: using the third-party program to convert C300 MXF to FCP X native editing format - Apple ProRes. Overall, the Brorsoft MXF Converter Mac program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon C300, XF100, XF105 and XF305 recorded MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The mac MXF to ProRes Converter can convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Guide: Transcoding Canon C300 MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X
Step 1: Import MXF files from your C300 to the MXF to FCP Converter Mac.
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.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding C300 mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS.
Some more helpful features of the Free Mac MXF to MOV Converter:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate?from 1Mbps to 20Mbps?, frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Canon C300 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.
If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.
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