How to Convert and Import Canon XF200 MXF videos to FCP 7/X

This article will teach you how to change Canon XF200 MXF files to Apple ProRes codec so that you can edit Canon XF200 MXF videos in FCP 7/X without any issue.

The Canon XF200 is a compact, high-performance Professional Camcorder designed to fulfill a broad spectrum of shooting requirements for users working on sports production, commercials and corporate shoots, as well as for independent movie productions, film schools, weddings and other event videography. In this article, you will learn how to make Canon XF200 MXF files work with FCP 7/X beautifully after recording.

Generally, we can get HD MXF (MPEG-2) and HD MP4 footage via Canon XF200. If you get HD MXF videos, you may like to edit Canon MXF recordings in FCP 7/X. But MPEG-2 MXF isn’t a native editing video format for FCP X. To import Canon XF200 MXF video into FCP 7/X smoothly, you need to convert MPEG-2 MXF video to ProRes MOV with a third party program.

Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommend to you, which is professional on dealing with MXF videos into Apple ProRes codec for FCP 7/X editing. In addition, it not only offers Apple ProRes codec, but also supplies other optimized codecs for NLEs including AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .ect. Now, download the software on the computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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How to Transcode Canon XF200 MXF files to FCP 7/X

Step 1. Install and launch the MXF converting program on your Mac. Click “Add” button to load the source MXF files. (Or you can drag & drop the MXF files to the software’s window list.)

Tip: You can click the button “Merge into one” to combine MXF clips to one file.

Step 2. Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 7 and FCP X on Mac.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.

Step 3. Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, it will start to convert Canon XF200 to ProRes for Final Cut Pro immediately. Once the conversion completes, directly import the converted files to FCP, and then you can play, edit Canon XF200 files in FCP 7/X freely.

Read More:
How to Import MXF to iMovie
How to Transcode MXF videos to DNxHD for Avid
How to Edit MXF files in Premiere

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