In this article, we will discuss how to freely import and convert Canon XC10 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP editing.
“Having just bought the XC10 camera I’m now confused as to how to import / work with the Canon XF-AVC files in FCP X. I’ve downloaded the Canon XFUtility of XF-AVC but this does not seem to enable me to import or transcode the files for use in FCPX . Do I need to transcode the files using third party software?” (from creativecow.net)
In fact, in order to make the editing process smooth, I choose to transcode Canon XF-AVC MXF files to FCP friendly format in advance. There are a lot of programs online for you to select to encode videos into ProRes codec. What I used isBrorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.
It is professional on dealing with XF-AVC MXF to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7X easily and efficiently. Besides FCP, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .etc. The most attrative thing is that its Windows version also offer ProRes codecs. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Encode Canon XC10 MXF to Final Cut Pro
Step One: Install and launch the Mac MXF to ProRes converter, then click “Add Video” button to browse to a Canon XC10 .mxf clip and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple .mxf videos. Or you can directly drag&drop the files into the program.
Step Two: Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422” or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444” as the output format.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile before conversion, you can go to “Settings” page to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step Three: Tap Convert button to start transcoding Canon XC10 MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS X (Macos Sierra included).
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. Now you can edit MXF clips from Canon XC10 in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without any problem.