Importing Canon XC15 XF-AVC MXF Files to FCP X or Premiere Pro CC

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Canon has announced the new XC15 camera, a 4K UHD camcorder in a compact body. Though it’s clearly a follow-up to the company’s XC10 model, introduced in 2015, Canon is positioning the XC15 very differently. When the XC10 was announced Canon presented it as a camera that could bridge the gap for those who needed to shoot both video and stills, emphasizing its 12MP still capture capability.

There is no doubt that Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the best movie editing software for Mac user. However, its supported video formats and resolution are limited. How if you want to edit Canon XC15 footage in Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC? It’s used to be a headache. Then how to import and edit Canon XC15 4K footages in Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC? Read on to get the solution.

The smart solution is to solve the incompatible issue is to use third-party software to transcode the footage from the Canon XC15 to a more editing-friendly format for FCP X or Premiere Pro CC. I tried a few converters that didn’t work… Compressor of course didn’t work, some Video Converter my usual goto converter didn’t work… it converted audio but not video. The one that worked for me is UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac, (compatible with my new macOS Sierra). The program can easily import and convert Canon XC15 4K footages to FCP X or Premiere Pro CC.

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How to convert Canon XC15 MXF to Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC?

Step 1: Load Canon XC15 MXF footage

Launch the Mac MXF Converter program and click “Add ” button to import the Canon XC15 MXF files to the top MXF to FCP X/Premiere Pro CC 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 for Final Cut Pro X.

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Click “Format” pull down list to select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the best video format for Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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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 XC15 MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro X or MPEG-2 .mpg for Premiere Pro CC on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MOV or .MPG videos which can be directly imported to FCP X or Premiere Pro CC. Now you can edit MXF clips from Canon XC15 in Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC without any problem.