Here is the simple guide for you to convert Canon EOS C300 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) on iMac/MacBook Pro now. Apple ProRes 422, H.264 MOV optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering.
The Canon EOS C300 and C300 PL interchangeable-lens Digital Cinema Cameras are landmark additions as the first ever models in Canon’s Cinema EOS System for professional filmmakers and cinematographers.The EOS C300 and C300 PL Digital Cinema Cameras set a new quality benchmark in a highly versatile system that will appeal to a wide spectrum of demanding professional filmmakers – from movie directors to documentary makers, major television channels to commercial makers, and more. Sophisticated Canon camera technologies and an MPEG-2 MXF 4:2:2 codec deliver the top quality imaging performance required by filmmakers, broadcasters and post-production houses, whilst multi-camera connectivity provides straightforward integration into studio environments
Many users take the videos via this camcorder to editors to do some postproduction. However, it is difficult for some common editing tools to support MXF videos. Actually, Final Cut Pro X mentions that it is working with MXF clips from camcorders on its official site, but some users still encounter troubles while imputing MXF files to FCP X.
“I bought Canon EOS C300 recently. The format shows MXF video (.mxf). I want to edit the videos I captured in FCP X. However, the fact is that FCP X can not recognize and support this kind of format. What should I do?”
Do you have the same problem mentioned above? Have you found the efficient way to solve the problem? You may have other method to make the Canon EOS C300 MXF compatible with FCP X. However, the simplest workaround we find to make FCP X work with Canon EOS C300 MXF files is to convert these files to FCP X compatible formats like ProRes MOV first.
To perform the task, Canon MXF Video Converter which is preset specially output format for FCP X is highly recommended here.
Free Download Canon EOS C300 MXF to FCP Converter
How to import Canon C300 MXF to Final Cur Pro X?
Step 1: Load Canon EOS C300 original MXF videos
Set up the Canon EOS C300 Video Converter on Mac and run it. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your Canon EOS C300 MXF recordings.
If necessary, you can select all files and click Merge to combine several videos to one file.
Step 2: Select output format for FCP X
Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format. For FCP X, then Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is the compatible video format for the users to choose.
Step 3: Start Canon C300 MXF to ProRes Conversion
Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding Canon EOS C300 to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X on Mac.
Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.
Once the conversion finished, tap the “Open” button on the main interface to get the converted videos. Now, you can import the Canon EOS C300 videos to FCP X for editing easily.