May 08

How do I import Canon XC10/XC15 XF-AVC Files into FCPX for editing?

“How do I import Canon XF-AVC Files into FCPX for editing? Anyone know how to import Canon XF-AVC media into FCPX? ( latest version) . It is from the new Canon XC10 and apart from third party software, which I’m reluctant to use, I’m at a loss and would welcome a solution – however obvious! It seems be in a MXF wrapper.”

Canon introduces the new XC15, a compact 4K UHD video camcorder, with the best elements of the XC10 and new features, including a microphone adapter with dual XLR inputs for professional audio capture, quick autofocus and a 24p frame rate option for cinematographers. The Canon XC10 and XC15 uses Canon’s new XF-AVC codec to record video files and package them in an .MXF wrapper. The XF-AVC uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, efficiently recording 4K, 2K and HD video to regular memory cards while achieving a high data compression rate and preserving image quality, which is much difficult for FCP 6/7/X to recognize and support.

A fast and fluid workflow for editing Canon XC10/XC15 XF-AVC MXF in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 is to encode Canon XF-AVC codec to Apple ProRes codec with a powerful third party program. Here UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is professional on dealing with XF-AVC MXF to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7/X easily and efficiently. Besides FCP, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .etc. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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How to convert Canon XC10 or Canon XC15 4K video for FCP X/7/6?

Step 1. Install this Canon XC10/XC15 to FCP X converter on your Mac computer, launch it you will see this program’s main interface. This MXF converter also has Windows version so it can also help you to convert MXF files to Windows Media Player, convert MXF to Windows movie maker, convert MXF to Sony Vegas Pro, convert MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, etc.

Step 2. Please load your Canon XC10/XC15 MXF files by click “Add Files” button on the top left corner, you can add batch MXF files into the software for converting. You can also add other videos recorded by Canon 4K camcorder, Sony 4K camcorder, Panasonic 4K camcorder, etc.

Step 3. To convert Canon XC10/XC15 to FCP X, please choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format for output, this is native formats for Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7, so it can convert MXF to FCP 7 or FCP X. If you have the need to edit MXF files with other editing programs, just choose output format according to your need.

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Step 4. Before you convert Canon XC10/XC15 to FCP X, you can click settings button to adjust the output parameters, include resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. you can also skip this step.

Step 5. Click convert button on the main interface of this Canon XC10/XC15 converter, the Canon XC10/XC15 to Final Cut Pro X conversion process will begin. If you want to convert MXF to Avid Media Composer or other editing programs, the conversion steps are the same.

UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac will convert your videos at fast speed, video and audio synchronization is guaranteed by this software, when your files are converted, you can import them into FCP X and edit without any issue. Just try this software, hope it can solve your MXF video format problems.