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How to Convert Canon EOS C500 1080i MXF files to Final Cut Pro X on Mac?

The Canon EOS C500 shots videos with Canon’s XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper. Although, there are some related plug-ins launched like Canon XF plug-in to solve the importing problems, when you transferring Canon C500 MXF files to Final Cut pro X, problems still come up.
c500 mxf to fcp x
The main reason for the importing issues is the MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro X; the MPEG-2 codec and .MXF codec is not well for editing. To solve the problems, you just need a program to help you convert MXF files from Canon C500 to ProRes ProRes codec and keep original timcode, Good news that there is a program called MXF Converter for Mac can help you do this. It not only converts Canon C300 MXF to ProRes 422 Proxy, but also keep the original timcode and without any video and audio problem. Plus, if you got 1080i MXF video from Canon C500, it can help you to deinterlace your files first for easier editing. You can download an free trail version from below to give a try.

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Step 1. Run Canon C500 MXF Converter for Mac, click “Add Video” button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the C500 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
Tip: If you wanna merge multiple MXF files, you can tick off the “Merge” box.

Step 2. Click the “Format” option, select the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format. Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format is specially designed for using in Final Cut Pro X (include FCP 6/7). (The Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422).

Step 3. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional)
Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. When above steps finished, you can click “Convert” button to start transcode Canon C500 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X with a super fast speed. with the excellent C500 MXF to FCP X converter, you can deal Canon C500 MXF files on Mac with best video and audio quality as you want.

After converting Canon C500 MXF files, just according to the following tutorial import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing the video. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro X.

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MXF Converter for Mac can also help you convert Canon EOS C500 MXF files to Mac Compatible Formats like ProRes 422(*.mov), Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), Avid DNxHD, XDCAM MOV, HDV, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), h.264 MOV for editing software FCP (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc or convert to other common formats such as MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, AVI, and even H.264 MOV for other usages. Only need to change the “step 2″:
- choose “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” for Avid Media Composer
- choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” for iMovie or Final Cut Express
- choose “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” for Adobe Premiere Pro

June 8, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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