If you wanan import Canon XC10 4K MXF to FCP 7/X with flawless workflow, you need to convert MXF videos to an editable format, like ProRes for Final Cut Pro. Here is how.
MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. To import Canon XC10 4K MXF files to FCP for editing smoohtly, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple.
MXF Converter for Mac is the recommended utility to fulfill the task.
This MXF video converter for Mac can be used as the best MXF converter under Mac OS X(Yosemite, El Capitan included). Applying it, you can easily transcode (4K) MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes HQ, ProRes LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP 7, FCP X with least quality loss. In addition, it also allows you to encode/re-encode MXF files to iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and various non-linear editing systems (NLE) for smoothly importing and editing. Download the program and follow the Canon XC10 4K MXF to ProRes conversion process.
Guide: Transcoding Canon XC10 4K MXF files to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444
Note: To convert MXF video you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).
Step 1: Add mxf captured videos
Click “add video” button to import the Canon XC10 4K mxf files to the top MXF to MOV Converter for Mac. Click “add from folder” button to add MXF folder. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.
Step 2: Select output format and output path
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.
Tips: Click “Settings”, you can set bitrate and frame rate if necessary: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60i videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50i videos).
Step 3: Start the 4K MXF to MOV conversion on Mac
Click “convert” to start converting Canon XC10 4K MXF file Apple ProRes format on mac. After conversion, you can log and transfer XC10 MXF clips to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing without problems.
Tips: You can edit the MXF video before you convert XC10 4K MXF to ProRes MOV.
By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.
Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.
Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:
1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)
2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:
1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
2. If you want to edit MXF files in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step.
3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.