Canon XF100 MXF FCP Workflow: Convert MXF to Prores LT

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    Default Canon XF100 MXF FCP Workflow: Convert MXF to Prores LT

    Edit Canon XF100 MXF in FCP X with multiple audio channels ProRes 422 LT Canon XF100 MXF

    If you want to transcode your Canon XF100 MXF footages Apple ProRes LT for FCP with remaining multiple audio tracks from original MXF files and keeping timecode for Final Cut Pro X, you may prefer to follow this article because it will show you the way out.

    I would be grateful if you could help me out as I have experienced huge issues from Canon UK trying to rectify this problem (basically they don’t care that my Mavericks Mac is not supported by their converter) so if you can recommend one of some apps that would support converting my mxf files from my Canon XF100 to HD move for use in Final Cut Pro X I will happily recommend it across all possible SM platforms. I want to convert various Canon XF100 MXF to ProRes 422 LT with 2 audio channels.

    As we know, they recorded video file is MXF format, a not good editable format for Final Cut Pro X. We will meet some troubles when we import Canon XF100 MXF redordings to FCP X.The reason is the MXF format is not the FCP compatible video format.

    In order to make Canon XF100 Camcorder MXF files editable in FCP, Canon launches some related XF plug-ins, via which you can transfer your MXF recordings to your Mac editing software. But as far as we know, Canon XF utility was not used to capture videos from CF cards on location.

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    To find an easier way, you just need to get help of Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which can convert Canon XF100 MXF videos to FCP comptible Apple Prores codec for natively importing in Final Cut Pro on Mac and also the timecode is kept for FCP.

    However, many Canon XF100 users will prefer to record multi-track MXF footage using difference microphones for better audio. To convert Canon multi-track MXF video to Apple Prores for FCP with timecode, iMixMXF, a professional MXF Converter and Mixer tool, is strongly recommend for its reliable work efficiency.

    Why do you choose Pavtube iMixMXF?
    Import/Retain/Mix multi-track MXF in MKV/MP4/MOV formats.
    Output multi-track or single audio track Apple ProRes MOV for FCP (X).
    Mix the MXF multiple track/channel audio into one or keep the multi tracks.
    Add *.srt/*.ass/*.ssa subtitle files to MXF footage.
    Support DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC/AVI/MPG/WMV/FLV output.
    Convert Panasonic P2 MXF, Canon XF100 MXF, Sony XDCAM MXF to editable footage for editing, playing, or broadcasting.
    Merge/split/trim/crop MXF footages.
    Keep timecode for Final Cut Pro
    Support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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    More features for the new-released version:
    Added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)
    Added chapter marker feature for multi-track MP4

    The following instruction will tell you how to transcode Canon XF100 MXF to Multi channel audio Apple Prors for editing in FCP on Mac Mavericks. Now download and install the best Multitracks MXF Converter and Mixer, and go to try those wonderful functions.

    Step 1. Load MXF footages.

    Run Pavtube iMixMXF on your Mac, click "+" button to load the MXF video files or load the MXF folder.

    Notes: "Merge into one file" can help you to convert several MXF videos into one video. Just select the tasks you need and then check "Merge into one file", you will get one combination of those videos.

    Step 2.Select multi-track Apple Prores 422 LT .mov format.

    Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 LT(*.mov) as the most compatible codec for FCP editing with smaller size.

    As the Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec provides the following:
    Roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422)
    Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)

    Learn more Apple ProRes, please refer to Types of Apple ProRes Codecs

    P.S. Besides multi-track Apple Prores, there are also multi-track MKV, multi-track MOV and MP4 for you to choose for playback or editing.

    Step 3. Set multiple audio tracks for Prores .mov video.

    You can also click "Settings" right beside to set up outputting video bitrate, frame rate, codec and size all according to your needs.

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    1. If you do not need all audio tracks for output, click "Settings" button you are allowed to uncheck the audio tracks you do not want for output. And you can choose to keep default settings or adjust parameters, like codec, bitrate, channels, etc, according to your different requirements.

    2. If you need to mix multiple audio tracks into one track, go to check "Mix into one track" on the lower left. Conversely uncheck it you will get multiple audio tracks separately.

    Step 4. Start conversion.

    Click "Convert" button to start converting Canon XF100 MXF to multi-track Apple Prors LT .mov for FCP, after a while go to "Open" button to locate the generated .mov videos with multiple audio tracks and imported to Final Cut Pro for editing.

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    Canon C300 MXF to FCP/iMovie not working? A possible fix

    Summary: Do you always encounter problems when you trying to import Canon C300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro or iMovie directly? In this article, you will learn the easiest way to convert C300 MXF files to FCP/iMovie/FCE native supported Apple ProRes and AIC codec for editing smoothly.

    With every new camera, comes many new questions about workflow. The Canon C300 can help us record vivid high-definition videos in MXF format which is often used in Sony, Panasonic and Canon high-end cameras and camcorders. The MXF format is good to record videos, but MXF files are not easy to use because many editing software and devices can't read MXF format videos, such as Apple's Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Express and iMovie. So how to solve the program when importing Canon C300 MXF footage into FCP 6/7 or other non-linear editing systems. Below, I will throw a quick guide up on how to ingest Canon C300 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie and FCE for editing smoothly.

    Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting MXF to ProRes or AIC mov on Mac. If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube MXF to MOV Converter for Mac( Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac ). The program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at batch converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Sony XDCAM camcorders, Canon XF series cameras to ProRes/AIC MOV formats compatible with your Mac Video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro (X), Final Cut Express, etc.


    Just free download or buy Pavtube Mac MXF Converter for Canon C300:

    Step-by-step: Converting Canon C300 MXF to ProRes/AIC MOV on Mac

    Step 1. Free download and run the best C300 MXF Converter for Mac, add MXF captured videos to the program. You can not only click "Add video" button to import Canon C300 MXF files.

    You are allowed to load .MXF clips to Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac directly from your camera folder or a folder archived on your computer's HDD. If you want to load multiple .mxf files to convert for FCP X at a time, just drag and drop the entire folder into the Mac MXF Converter software.

    Step 2. Click the "Format" option, select the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as target format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov).

    Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format is specially designed for using in Final Cut Pro X[/url] (include FCP 6/7). (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422)

    And for editing Canon C300 MXF in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).


    Some more helpful features of the batch MXF to MOV Converter for Mac:

    1. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional)

    Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

    2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

    Step 3. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start converting Canon C300 MXF to ProRes/AIC MOV for FCP/FCE/iMovie with a super fast speed. with the excellent C300 MXF to MOV Converter, you can deal Canon C300 MXF footage on Mac with best video and audio quality as you want.

    After converting Canon C300 MXF files, just according to the following tutorial import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing the video. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro X. You can also import the output AIC MOV videos to iMovie/FCE for editing in full HD.


    Additional tips:

    1. This Mac version can run on Yosemite smoothly and users don't have to worry about any conversion lagging off.

    2. How to transfer files into FCP or iMovie may be very helpful for newbie who just walk into Mac world.

    3. If you intend to merge multiple MXF clips into one file, simply check "Merge into one file" box.

    4. If you would like to export Apple ProRes with multiple audio tracks kept, you may change to Pavtube iMixMXF program. You're advised to take the article.

    5. To learn more conversion solutions for Canon MXF clips captured, please refer to Pavtube's Canon Column page.

    6. For Win users, Pavtube MXF Converter added new features like H.265/HEVC will allow you to maintain even improve the original videos while only half file size compared to original ones.


    I hope can help you learn more. A happy work. Have a nice day!

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