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Top 3 ways to import Canon XF300 MXF to Final Cut Pro X – Edit Canon MXF in FCP X

Summary: Three possible solutions to help you import and edit Canon XF300 MXF in Final Cut Pro X beautifully.

Canon XF300 is a hot professional camcorder for videographers. It utilizes Canon’s XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper just like XF205, XF305, XF100, XF105. While, it’s a pity we found many users meet problems when importingCanon XF300 MXF to Final Cut Pro X. How to solve the issues effectively? In the post I will share 3 ways to help you import MXF to FCP X from Canon XF300for further editing smoothly.

Solution 1: Using Canon XF Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X 2.1.1 is plug-in software for importing video clips captured by compatible camcorders into Final Cut Pro X.

Pros:
- Free
- Supports native MXF importing

Cons:
- Doesn’t work well wtih 50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920×1080, (60i/30p/24p)
- Takes a lot of time
- May cause errors due to incompatible codecs
- Occupies a large amount of RAM

Solution 2: Using Pro Video Formats
Pro Video Formats enables import, edit, and export of MXF (Material eXchange Format) files using Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor.

Pros:
- Supports MXF importing

Cons:
- Have bundle of items
- Occupies a large amount of RAM
- Not free

Solution 3: Using MXF Converter for Mac

Pros:
- Fast convert MXF to ProRes
- Five types of ProRes for FCP
- Supports all kinds of MXF source
- Supports to transcode MXF to any other video format for all NLE’s
- For all FCP 6/7/X users
- Keep original quality
- Save rendering time
- Fully compatible with Mac El Capitan, Yosemite, Mountain Lion, etc

Cons:
- Not free

Reviews: The excellent MXF converting tool has Final Cut Pro native profile with five types of ProRes codecs- ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT), ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 422(proxy), ProRes 444. And it allows you freely change the video and audio parameters as you need, of course, it can keep the original quality for editing. I have successfully used it to encode my Canon XF300 MXF to ProRes for FCP X.
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Simple steps: Transcode Canon XF300 MXF to Final Cut Pro X

1. Launch the best MXF to FCP Converter, and add MXF videos to the program by clicking “Add” button.

2. For editing MXF media in FCP smoothly, choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ as the output format.
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Tip: If need, you can click “Settings” to freely change the video and audio settings. To keep the best quality for editing, you’d better keep your original settings. For example, if your resource file is 1080 29.97p or 59.94i, you’d better select the video size as 1920*1080 and frame rate as 29.97fps.

Step 3. Tap “Convert” button on the main interface to start transcoding Canon XF300 MXF to Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X.

Once the MXF to ProRes Conversion is done, you can click Open button to find the converted video files. Now you are free to edit XF300 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X IN Mac OS X seamlessly.
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September 12, 2016 This post was written by Categories: Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut ProConvert MXF to Final Cut Pro 7Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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