Looking for a simple way to import Canon XC15 XF-AVC MXF files into FCP X or FCP 7/6 for editing? If so, this article will give you some clues. Keep reading.
A lot of users asked me why they can not import and edit Canon XC15 4K MXF Footage into FCP X freely. Why you can’t sccessfully ingest the recorded XF-AVC footage from Canon XC15 to Final Cut Pro X? Actually, the reason is simple. The XF-AVC is a new codec, which is not supported by FCP X. Although Canon provides Canon XF Utility of XF-AVC, this does not work all the time. It’s a pity.
Therefore, in order to make Canon XC15 4K MXF videos editable in FCP X, an ultimate solution is supplied here. To edit Canon XC15 4K MXF files in FCP X without any problem, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple, with a professional third party program.
I tried a few converters. Some of converters converted audio but not video. The one that worked for me is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac (compatible with my new macOS High Sierra). The program can easily import and convert Canon XC15 .mxf to Apple ProRes encoded MOV files which seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro X. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, simply turn to Brorsoft MXF Converter windows version. Now, let’s download the software and start conversion.
Transcode Canon XC15 4K MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP
Step One: Launch the program and click “Add ” button to import the Canon XC15 MXF files to the top MXF to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.
Step Two: Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422” as the output format.
Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step Three: Tap the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MXF to FCP Converter will start transcoding XC15 footage to Prores MOV for FCP X on Mac.
After the conversion, go to “Open” panel to locate the generated files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Canon XC15 XF-AVC files to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing with best quality.
This Canon XC15 XF-AVC Converter Mac only can transcode MXF files, but also can batch convert MTS, MKV, XAVC, XAVC S, MP4, MOV, etc files to ProRes, Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, to seamlessly fit FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere, etc.