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Jul 23

How to Import C300 MXF files to FCP X without Rendering on Mac? First Convert C300 MXF to ProRes 422 Codec

Here it mainly shows you how to transcode Canon C300 MXF to ProRes 422 Codec for Final Cut Pro X so that you can smoothly import/edit C300 MXF files in FCP X without rendering.

Below are several disscussions about looking for the way importing Canon C300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro (X);

Q1: Support for Canon MXF from C300 in FCP X?
How do I import .mxf files into Final Cut Pro X? I would wait until we get an offical reply from Canon or they finally release a plugin for FCP X. Don’t like information from someones brothers housekeepers inlaw…lol.

Q2: FCPX and Canon C300
Ok… I just downloaded the XF plugin for FCP X for the Canon C300 and now FCP wont even go into the file directory on my CF card… which it did prior to downloading form canon. (It just wouldnt recognise the files in the folder system)

Q3: importing .MXF files to Final Cut Pro
What plug-in do I need to install so i can import and edit .MXF video files in Final Cut X. The suggestion of doing Log and Transfer doesn’t work (the .MXF files are gray out not allowing me to select it.) [Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.5.8)]

As you see, here many people are talking about the way how to import Canon C300 MXF files into Final Cut Pro X for editing without problems. Well, don’t blame to the Final Cut Pro, the “Import from Camera…” option works just like “Log and Transfer”. The thing is, even FCP X does not work with the Canon or Panasonic P2 MXF codec. As far as i know, to solve those problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding MXF files to Final Cut Pro X native formats, say Apple ProRes (422) encoded .mov format along with some help from the third-party software. To help those who wanna edit C300 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X, below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to transcode Canon C300 MXF to Apple ProRes format and then log and transfer encoded MXF files to FCP X for editing flawlessly.

Downloading the app – Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (currently ON SALE)

The program is a professional MXF to ProRes 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 FCP Converter can also 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, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how.

Convert, Transfer Canon C300 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X editing smoothly on Mac.

Step 1. Import MXF files to the top Mac MXF to FCP X Converter.

(Note: Before conversion, you need to ingest the MXF footage from your Canon C300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the “add” 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 to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the app:

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.

PS: 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.

For FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Canon C300 MXF footages into Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

Tips:
To learn more conversion solutions for Canon MXF clips captured on XF Series Camcorders (XF100, XF105, XF300, and XF305) or a C300 Cinema camera, please refer to Pavtube’s Canon Column page.

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