Transcode Canon C300 MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6

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Canon has unveiled the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera interchangeable-lens video camera at a press event in Los Angeles. Available in in two models, the EOS C300 comes with an EF mount, while the EOS C300 PL features a PL mount. In addition to MPEG-2 Full HD (MPEG2 422 HL compliant) compression, the EOS C300/C300 PL employs 4:2:2 color sampling for high-resolution performance that minimizes the appearance of “jaggies” at chroma edges. Additionally, with a maximum recording rate of 50 Mbps, the camera supports the recording of high-quality video in MXF format. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Canon C300 MXF files in your non-linear editing software, especially Apple’s Final Cut Pro. Now some tips and tricks for importing Canon C300 MXF to FCP X/7/6 are listed below.

Although there is Canon MXF plugin intalled on Mac for FCP to handles the Canon C300 camera’s MXF files. But unluckly many Canon C300 users still happened many issues of import/editing Canon C300 MXF files on Mac. So, how to make Canon C300 MXF files workable in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 perfectly? To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Canon EOS C300 MXF to a more “edit” friendly codec for Final Cut Pro – and Apple ProRes is.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert Canon EOS C300 MXF footage to FCP friendly format using UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode MXF footage shot from Canon C300 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more.

1. Download, install and run the Canon C300 to FCP Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source MXF videos from Canon C300.

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2. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Canon C300 mxf in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with good video quality.

3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting Canon EOS C300 MXF for importing to FCP immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP 7/6 as well as Final Cut Pro X perfectly.

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