Make Canon C300 MXF Files Compatible with Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) on Mac

Posted by admin on June 20, 2014 under MXF | Comments are off for this article

I have a friend has an Canon C300 camcorder and often use it to shoot web marketing videos for a large online college. But recently he got something headche:

A card download error on location of some canon C300 media required our company to seek a means to convert the C300′s mxf files to prores from a broken folder directory structure. I want a video converter for me to change the format of the footages so that I can finish my C300 MXF editing in Final Cut Pro X. Do you have any good idea about the video converter, of course, as easy-to-use as possible.

As far as we know, the perfectly supported codec for FCP X is Apple ProRes, so we need to convert C300 MXF files to ProRes 422 before you ingest the mxf files to Final Cut Pro X. Here recommended the UFUSoft MXF Converter on Mac, which is also compatible with Mac OS Yosemite/Mavericks/Mountain Lion/Lion. With it, you can not only merge and convert Canon C300 MXF files to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac, but also edit your MXF files, such as cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.

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Below is a step-by-step guide to help you bring Canon C300 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X with UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.

Step1. Accurately load Canon EOS C300 MXF file

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load MXF file. you can also directly drag files to the program, fast. This program also supports batch conversion.

In order to avoid of no audio in source Canon C300 MXF file, you’d better to preview loaded files in the preview window to guarantee the output encoded MOV files will also be with sound. You can capture MXF images easily with Snapshot function when preview.

Select all files and click Merge, you can join Canon C300 MXF clips into one big file.

Step2: select the output format

Click the “format” and choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)” files as the output format for FCP X. Apple ProRes 422HQ codec offers the utmost possible quality for raw file, Providing higher quality than ProRes 422 for post-production on FCP X.

Step3. Customize video specs. (Optional)

Before Canon C300 raw MXF to FCP X conversion, you can click “Settings” to set up video size, frame rate, bitrate and other settings. A tip is that the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 4: Click “Convert” icon to start Canon C300 MXF to ProRes 422 HQ conversion

Click “Conversion” icon to run Conversion. With just a click on “Open output folder”, you can locate the export MP4 quickly. You can preview the converted MOV with Canon C300 MXF to FCP X Converter for Mac, as well as FCP X to compare bitrate and video quality between output ProRes 422 HQ and raw MXF/4k MXF.

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