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The Canon XF Camcorders (Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305, EOS C300, C500) feels a bit heavy, but it is no worse than Canon’s tape-based pro models. The camcorders weighs roughly six and a half pounds fully loaded, which can put a burden on your arm during a long day of hand-held shooting. The camcorders does not have a shoulder mount design, but there are definitely plenty of shoulder-braces or various mounts that are available for the camcorder.

Menus

The menus have been spruced up on the Canon EOS C300 and they look a lot fancier than on Canon’s previous pro camcorders. The text is much easier to read and the menus are simpler to navigate thanks to the joystick on the handlebar. You can also scroll through the menus using the dial on the back of the camcorder.

In addition to the main menu, the Canon EOS C300 has 13 customizable buttons that populate the surface of the camcorder. Many of these buttons have default settings, but any button that has a number printed on it can be assigned to control a different feature. The most obvious programmable buttons are the VCR controls, which have no use in shooting mode anyway (thus, they are perfect for customizing).

Q:Can Canon MXF files be imported directly into FCP X or not on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8?
When I try importing my footage directly from the camera Canon EOS C300 in the File/Import/Media… screen, FCP X tells me: “No Importable Files”, “None of the selected files or folders can be imported.”

A:Convert Canon EOS C300 MXF files to ProRes for FCP X editing Mac .
Canon has drivers and software on their site for the Lion OS, but Canon’s FX plugin doesn’t appear to work with Mountain Lion.So most EOS C300 users complained that there’s no luck to input Canon EOS C300 MXF files to FCP X on Mac OS X.

Canon EOS C300 MXF to Final Cut Pro (X) Converter which provides the Apple ProRes formats including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy), etc full compatible with Final Cut Pro X. It can easily convert Canon MXF files to ProRes for FCP X editing without losing any quality.

For guys who may find it difficult to import and edit Canon EOS C300 MXF files on Mac, here is the fast guide to import Canon EOS C300 MXF files to FCP X on Mac OS X with the best MXF to FCP X Converter, wish it can do great helps for you. Enjoy it!

Step 1. Connect your Canon EOS C300 to Mac and copy the MXF video footages to Mac hard drive. Launch MXF to ProRes Converter on Mac. Click the button “File” to add MXF files to it.
Tips:
1. Please ensure that the computer has ProApps QuickTime Codecs installed, otherwise, the converted files will have audio only without image. The FCP X does not install the ProApps QuickTime Codecs automatically.
2. You shouldn’t move the single MXF video out of the whole MXF whole structure folder, or the MXF video would loss some metadata, such as sound.

Step 2. Click the format bar and choose Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for FCP X editing.

Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps for PAL), video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Step 4. Tap the Convert button to start to convert Canon EOS C300 clips to ProRes .mov for FCP X on Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted Canon XF300 footage for importing to Final Cut Pro X with easy editing on Mac OS X.

March 5, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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