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XF100 users have troubles when importing those 1080P recordings with .mxf file extension to the latest Final Cut Pro X for editing. It’s not an odd thing, because we can not find Canon XF100 out there from Final Cut Pro X Supported Cameras” page. Then what to do if you need import Canon XF100 MXF to FCP? Here we recommend using Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X.
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Guide: How to convert Canon XF100 .mxf files to FCP X by using MXF Converter for Mac?

Step 1: Run Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac and click “Add Video” button to import MXF clips from your source folder.
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Please load .MXF clips to Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac directly from your camera folder. If you want to load multiple .mxf files to convert for FCP X at a time, please open each folder and load the .mxf clip inside the folder “AA0053”, “AA0054”… one after another.
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Step 2: Select Apple ProRes 422 as output format for FCP X
Pavtube MXF to FCP X Converter features optimized preset for Final Cut Pro, which enables you to convert Canon XF100 MXF files to FCP X editable files like Apple ProRes 422, DVCPRO HD without quality loss with ease.

Step 3: Start transcoding XF100 .mxf files to FCP X
Click the Convert button to start XF100 MXF to Final Cut conversion. As soon as the format conversion is completed, you are able to import and edit the converted MXF files on Mac Final Cut without troubles.

Key Features of Pavtube MXF transcoder for FCP X
- Turn MXF files into editable footage in FCP X, FCP 6, FCP 7, FCE, Avid Studio, iMovie, etc.
- Support Apple ProRes/DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC output.
- Recode MXF recordings to MOV, MP4, MKV, TS, VOB, etc. for different uses.
- Create playable files for tablets (the new iPad 3, Apple TV 3rd Generation, Asus Transformer, Galaxy Tab, Xoom, etc.), smartphones (iPhone 4S, and HD media players.
- Add multiple MXF files to convert at a time and merge them into one file.

Useful info:
1. If you are running a Windows PC and have troubles to import Canon XF100 MXF files for editing with Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc. you can try out Pavtube MXF Converter Windows version.

2. More than transcoding MXF footage shot by Canon XF100 camera, the Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is also able to handle MXF clips generated by Canon XF105, XF300, XF305, and Panasonic P2 cameras like AG-HPX370/371, AG-HPX500, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX3700, etc.

Question:

I am an editor on a film and i have a huge amount of MXF files that i need editing in FCP, how can I import it into FCP directly? Is there anything I need to do before editing? Forget to tell that the files are from a P2 camera that given by my workmates.

Panasonic P2 camera outputs MXF files which is encoded by DVCPRO. You can import footage into Final Cut Pro directly from a P2 card by using a P2 card reader. Final Cut Pro sees the P2 card as a volume and also sees the path to the card. Here is a detail guide to help you.

Importing P2 Footage into Final Cut Pro directly from a P2 card

If you have already copied the MXF files from the P2 card to your hard drive and unfortunately you have not keep the original structure, in this case you will need convert the MXF files to FCP preferred ProRes format so that you can edit it in FCP. Pavtube MXF converter for Mac could help you. It is the only one I have been able to find that can fetch the individual MXF files out of their subfolders as a batch and convert to FCP friendly format. See the How-to guide:

Step 1. Install and run this P2 MXF to Final Cut Pro X converter, add your video files.

Step 2. Click on “Format”, select “Final Cut Pro” category, then choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.

Tips. The video and codecs are all from the FCP X you installed into your Mac, so the output quality is FCP X level.

Step 3. Start converting P2 mxf to FCP X by clicking “convert”.

When the process is finished, import the converted video file to FCP X for editing. That’s it. vey Easy.

Final Cut Pro series prefer Apple ProRes codec family for editing. If you are a beginner, you may know a litte about the Apple ProRes family, in the beginning, let’s look at the Apple ProRes family:

1. Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and ProRes 422, the ProRes 422 (LT) balances incredible image quality with smaller file size and is perfect for digital broadcast environments where storage capacity and bandwidth are offen at a premium. While Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) supply higher video quality.

2. If you want to convert video to a ProRes format with a nice balance between image quality and file size, you’d better choose the Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) format.

3. If you are editing video offline with Final Cut Server, the Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is recommended here.

4. If you hope to retain the maximum possible quality of your camera footage, the Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) is the ideal format.

Canon C300 is a great HD camcorder, it record video files in MXF format, which isn’t supported by Final Cut Pro. Obviously, if you want to edit Canon C300 mxf files in FCP, you’d better transcode MXF to Apple ProRes in advance. Meanwhile, if you care more about the video quality. Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) should be selected.

Are you looking for a program to help do the conversion? Pavtube MXF converter for Mac is your top choice. It conains almost all the best codec for editing software, like FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid, Pannicle Studio and more. Now, you may through the guide to see how to convert Canon C300 MXF footage to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

Step 1. Install the Mac MXF to Apple ProRes converter on your Mac. Run it and import your MXF footage into this program.

mxf mac guide Convert Canon C300 MXF footage to Apple ProRes HQ for FCP editing

Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) as output.

prores codec hq Convert Canon C300 MXF footage to Apple ProRes HQ for FCP editing

Step 3. Start converting Canon C300 MXF recordings to ProRes by clicking the “Convert” button.

Now, just wait until the conversion finished, then, you can easily import ProRes MOV files into FCP for editing. Hope the MXF to FCP converter for Mac really helps.

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A diverse set of connections consists of 3G SDI, component, HDMI, XLR, RCA, Thunderbolt, USB and RS422. SD, HD, and 2K formats are supported, and capacity is additionally available for 4K playback from an SSD in ProRes. Color options are SD and HD 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4. Recording in 4:2:2 uncompressed offers higher dynamic range and thus more precision in color correction. Alternatively, recording in compressed ProRes or DNxHD allows five times longer recording and all the same maintains 10-bit color and full frame 1920 x 1080 sampling.

The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro creates files that are perfect for any broadcast and post production workflow! HyperDeck Studio’s uncompressed video files are recorded in QuickTime format to provide universal compatibility with leading video software. Both HyperDeck Studio models also support Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD industry standard file compression so you can record directly to your preferred video format. DNxHD and ProRes provide 5 times longer recording than uncompressed HD video, while maintaining 10-bit color and full frame 1920 x 1080 sampling.

From the above information, you can see the software can records Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD codec. In your editing, if you need to transcode Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro video to Apple ProRes 422 or transcode video to DNxHD, you can use Pavtube MXF converter for Mac, which has presetted profiles for ProRes and DNxHD. You can learn more in MXF column. (more…)

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“Anyone successfully using Canon C300 footage in CS6? It consistently crashes our systems here.  We have a four different computers, with slightly different hardware, and we get the crash consistently.

I’ve noticed that if we delete/hide the “INDEX.MIF” file that is in the “CLIPS001″ folder, AE works fine. That’s the file that has info on spanned clips, so Premiere needs it and uses it. We can’t just go tossing that file. But so long as the file is there, ANY C300 footage (spanned or not spanned clips) crashes AE CS6 within a few seconds of working with it. CS5.5 works just fine. Does ANYONE have C300 footage (in its original folder structure) working in AE6? Thanks for any ideas.”

I have multiple shoots from the C300, all in their original folder structure and importing spanned or non-spanned footage into AE CS6 (11.0.1.12) causes green frames. I’m not experiencing crashes, but the files are un-usable as is. I’ve been having to transcode to ProRes 422 to use C300 footage in AE. Here you can try Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac which supports convert C300 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or WMV format for use in Adobe Premiere, you can follow the easy steps bleow. (more…)