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Import Canon EOS C500 1080i MXF to Final Cut Pro without Canon XF Utility

Canon EOS C500developed Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens resolves images onto a native 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor, which wraps in industry-standard MXF file using your choice of bit rate (up to 50Mbps), resolution, and frame rate. Although Canon try to ensure the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE), there still a long way to go. The Canon XF Utility can not help all the EOS C500 users to import Canon EOS C500 1080i MXF to Final Cut Pro on Mac. How to solve the problem has become the hotly discussed problem on Apple forum, which seems to be no accurate and effective solution.

As we all know, Apple ProRes is the codec that FCP natively recognizes. So the problem can easily turn to be how to convert C500 1080i recordings MXF to ProRes for edting in FCP. After the MXF to ProRes conversion, you can directly import and edit the 1080i MXF files in FCP without any importing problems and need not to search for the latest XF Plug-ins or wait for the release of the suitable one.
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As for the converter, the most highly recommend one is MXF to FCP Converter for Mac. Using it, you can not only transcode your C500 1080i files to ProRes, but also deinterlace them to make the videos more smooth in FCP. Besides, the versatile converter is capable of merging several videos into one file, cropping video size, trimming video clips, and adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos to your original files. Thus, the MXF to FCP Converter becomes the highly received one by the MXF professional camcorder users.

Now, follow the step-by-step guide and you will get the way to edit your C500 1080i files in FCP easily and effortlessly.

Step 1: Import Canon C500 1080i MXF files to the best MXF to FCP Converter.
Launch MXF to FCP Converter on Mac. Click the button “Add” to add MXF files to it. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview. (This MXF Converter for Mac also support Canon XF300/ XF305/ XF100/ XF105/ C300 MXF files.)

Step 2: Select an output format for FCP and set the output folder.
Click on the “Profile” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Note: If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.
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Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note 1: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro, If the 60i/30fps is your original frame rate. But if you shoot with 50i/25fps, then 25fps as the frame rate will be your best choice when conversion. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
Note 2: Please click Edit and then you can deinterlace Canon C500 1080i MXF files in the Video Editor.
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Step 4: Start to convert and deinterlace Canon C500 1080i MXF recordings.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert C500 1080i MXF files to ProRes MOV for editing in FCP on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the MXF to ProRes conversion is 100% completed, you will be able to get the export files for FCP by clicking on “import” button effortlessly, no need to go to the Log and Transfer. Now you can edit XF305 1080i MXF footages in FCP.

Tips:
1. MXF to FCP Converter can also help you to transcode and deinterlace MXF files to any other playable and editable format like MOV, DVCPRO, Avid DNxHD, AIC, MOV(AVC), WMV, etc. for common tablets and NLE.
2. If you are interested in converting MXF files from other Canon/Panasonic/Sony profressional camcorders, this MXF Converter for Mac also can support Canon/Panasonic/Sony MXF files.

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June 14, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut ProConvert MXF to Final Cut Pro 5Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro 6Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro 7Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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