How to Transcode XC10 4k MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6?

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Canon XC10 is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video as well as compelling 12-Megapixel still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract eight megapixel still images from recorded 4K video, making it one of Canon’s most convenient multimedia tools to date. The 4K video is recorded with H.264 compression and packed in the widely supported MXF wrapper. MXF is a video container format targeted at professional video and broadcast applications established by Pro-MPEG Forum and SMPTE. It may contain compressed or uncompressed audio and video, and frame-based metadata, include timecode. The Canon XC10 footage in MXF is compressed in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formats. While, there are a few issues when it comes to viewing, loading and editing Canon XC10 MXF files in your non-linear editing software, especially Apple’s Final Cut Pro. Now some tips and tricks for importing Canon XC10 4K MXF to FCP X/7/6 are listed below.

Although there is Canon MXF plugin intalled on Mac for FCP to handles the Canon XC10 camera’s 4K MXF files. But unluckly many Canon XC10 users still happened many issues of import/editing Canon XC10 MXF files on Mac. So, how to make Canon XC10 MXF files workable in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 perfectly? To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Canon XC10 4K 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 XC10 4K MXF footage to FCP friendly format using UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K MXF footage shot from Canon XC10 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 Mac MXF Converter, and follow the prompts to install the program. When the installation is complete, the best Canon XC1O MXF to FCP Converter will launch automatically..

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2. Click “Add video” button to load Canon XC-10 XF-AVC 4K 1080p MXF files or directly drag the files into file list. By default, the files are selected. You can delete files which you don’t want to import to.

3. Click on the “Format” and you will get a drop down menu and then select “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, which is the best format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

4. (Optional) Click “Settings” to set video resolution (1920*1080/1440*1080/1280*720/720*480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim MXF video, click “Edit” menu.

5. Finally after above settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding XC-10 MXF to ProRes for directly importing to FCP X/7/6.

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