Import and Edit Canon EOS C500 MXF files in FCP 7/X

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).

The Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (EF Lens Mount) represents Canon’s first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. However, it is difficult for some common editing tools including FCP X to support Canon C500 MXF videos.

Actually, users can get Canon XF Utility (latest Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro) to make FCP recognize and ingest Canon C500 MXF files. While, the fact is that the importing way with Canon XF Utility is a tedious process, which needs users patience. Most users finally gave up and looked for other alternative ways on Google.

As far as I know, to solve those issues, the most important piece of the equation is to transcode MXF files to Final Cut Pro native format (Apple ProRes encoded .mov is highly recommended). Along with some help from the Canon MXF Converter, it can be done. To help those who wanna edit Canon C500 MXF files in FCP 6/7 and FCP X, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert Canon C500 MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV format for Final Cut Pro editing flawlessly.

First download best App-[b]Brorsoft MXF Converter on Mac[/b]

The program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to FCP Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon C500, Canon C300, XF100, XF105 and XF305 recorded MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide other codecs like AIC, DNxHD, MPEG-2 for iMovie, Avid and Premiere. If you wanna encode MXF videos to ProRes on PC, then pls turn to Brorsoft MXF Converter Windows version. Download the program and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Guide: Convert Canon EOS C500 MXF to ProRes for FCP 7/X

One: You need to transfer MXF files from your Canon C500 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the “Add” button to import MXF videos to the program.

Two: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.

Three: Tap “Convert” button to start transcoding C500 MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7 /X under Mac OS with the ideal MXF to ProRes Converter Mac.

Once the conversion is done, you can transfer the encoded Canon C500 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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