Canon’s new EOS C300 cinema camcorder, which aims to give users the functionality of a video camera with the large sensor of a DSLR. Promising to bring the ease-of-use of conventional camcorders together with the cinematic effect that DSLRs can produce with their interchangeable lens system, the C300 is certainly getting a lot of attention.
This amazing digital cinema camera shoots videos in MXF format, which is known as Material eXchange Format. This format is so complex that only few editing software can handle it smoothly. According to the survey, importing Canon C300 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro with many issues, no matter FCP 6/7 or latest FCP X. Finally, i learned that the perfectly supported codec by FCP is Apple ProRes, so if we convert MXF to Apple ProRes, the FCP will read the files fast and easily.
How to do it? No worry. What you need is just a professional MXF converter for mac. Pavtube video converter for Mac is highly recommended. From its optimized profile for Final Cut Pro, you could easily convert any video to Final Cut Pro for further editing in your desired formats, like Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov), DV-PAL (*.mov), etc.
Below is the guide on how to transcode MXF videos to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Free download this Mac MXF to ProRes converter on your computer. and add the Canon C300 .mxf files into this program.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime .mov format for conversion.
Click on “Format” drop-down list and choose “Final Cut Pro” catogory to select “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)“.
Step 3. Click on “Convert” button on the interface of the MXF to FCP converter for Mac.
Once getting the converted ProRes files, import them into FCP, now, you are able to edit Canon C300 MXF videos in FCP as you wish.
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