How to import Canon EOS C500 MXF video to FCP X for editing?

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Here is the simple guide for you to convert Canon EOS C500 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 C500 4K Cinema Camera (EF Lens Mount) represents Canon’s first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. Sharing a sensor with the earlier EOS C300 camera, the EOS C500 fulfills the potential of the large (Super 35mm-size), high-resolution (8.8 Mp effective) CMOS imager by offering full 4K RAW output via 3G-SDI.

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 C500 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 C500 MXF compatible with FCP X. However, the simplest workaround we find to make FCP X work with Canon EOS C500 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.

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How to import Canon C500 MXF to Final Cur Pro X?

Step 1: Load Canon EOS C500 original MXF videos

Set up the Canon EOS C500 Video Converter on Mac and run it. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your Canon EOS C500 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.

Convert Canon EOS C500 video to ProRes

Step 3: Start Canon C500 MXF to ProRes Conversion
Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding Canon EOS C500 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.

Transcode Canon C500 MXF to ProRes for FCP X

Once the conversion finished, tap the “Open” button on the main interface to get the converted videos. Now, you can import the Canon EOS C500 videos to FCP X for editing easily.

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