Overview: To be able to import and edit Canon EOS C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF footage in Final Cut Pro version X or version 7 smoothly, people sometimes need to process ‘transcoded editing’. This post explains how to convert Canon C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X/7 with optimum performance.
Canon C300 Mark II is a very hot camcorder on the market now. A lot of users choose to buy this excellent camcorder. It is a new camcorder with 4K internal video recording, which is aimed at beginners and semi – professionals who would want to upgrade to shoot 4K video without spending the big bucks for it. While as we often mentioned, as the incompatible one, MXF cannot be one of the best supported video formats for FCP X/7. Though Canon C300 Mark II camcorder can help you to record high quality 4K MXF footages, but usually it can make video editing a real nightmare.
To ensure a smooth workflow, you need to know if FCP X/7 can ingest any video in .mxf format. Searching high and low, I got a solid answer and want to share the tips and tricks for editing 4K MXF in FCP X/7 with all of you. As an ideal video editing tool, FCP X/7 is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to FCP X/7 for editing, you’ll be disappointed since FCP X/7 accepts Apple ProRes 422, DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and QuickTime. So we can easily find that Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF is not a compatible format for FCP X/7.
In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit C300 Mark II 4K MXF files with FCP X/7? Absolutely, it’s to convert 4K MXF to ProRes, native supported video format for FCP X/7 as mentioned above. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs on Mac OS X El Capitan or previous.
How to convert Canon EOS C300 Mark ii 4k MXF to Final Cut Pro7, FCP X?
Step 1: Load MXF footage
Launch the program and click “Add ” button to import the EOS C300 Mark ii MXF files to the top MXF to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.
Step 2: Select output format
Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3: Start conversion
Tap Convert button to start transcoding Canon C300 Mark ii MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. Now you can edit MXF clips from Canon C300 mk ii in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without any problem.