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.