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Fix: MXF to FCPX not working- Best way to import Canon MXF to Final Cut Pro X

I have exactly this issue…something weird happening with my C300 footage. I’m running FCP X 10.3.1 on OSX 10.9.5 and suddenly my C300 footage shot at 24p drops off the viewer and timeline viewer screens. I can see it in the browser screen to the left, but that’s all. Seems to work for 10-20 minutes on restart, but then drops out again. I’ve never had this problem before and I’ve been accessing the C300 footage successfully through XF utility since the start of the year. This is the first time I’ve shot at 24p, though it seems unlikely that’s connected.

From googling, we found many users often met some problems if they tried importing Canon C300 movies to Final Cut Pro X , and they wanted to get a way to help them to solve the troubles. We konw two ways to imput Canon C300 recordings to FCP X for further editing on Mac OS X.(Also support Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305, C500 1080p 50Mbps MXF). Method A: Using Canon XF Plugin Softwares and Method B: With MXF Video Converter.

Step 1. Add Canon C300 MXF videos to Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac.
Connect your Canon EOS C300 Camcorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run Canon C300 MXF Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Canon MXF to editing software Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos. This Canon C300 MXF Video Convetrer can convert Canon xf mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with Final Cut Pro on Mac.
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Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Click the “Format” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or DVCPRO HD video (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.
convert mxf to prores mov
Tips:Final Cut Pro has Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy), Apple ProRes 4444. The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, and I recommend you to select Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT) MOV for outputting.
Step3. Merge Canon C300 MXF files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge”, and the Mac Canon C300 MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step4. Convert Canon XF MXF to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Canon XF MXF videos to Apple ProRes MOV, and joining the MXF files for editing in Final Cut Studio.
After converting and merging the Canon XF MXF files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video without rendering .Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro.
Tips:
If you would like to edit Canon XF MXF with FCE/iMovie, Avid, etc, you can convert Canon XF MXF to Mac itself bring format like Apple Intermediate Codec, DV PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO NTSC/PAL, DVCPRO50 PAL/NTSC (*.MOV) for FCE and iMovie, or transcode Canon XF MXF  to Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid on Mac.

September 8, 2015 This post was written by Categories: Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut ProConvert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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