C300/C300 II and Mac Tips-Transcoding MXF file from Canon C300/C300 II to Mac compatible MOV for editing

Read this article below and you will how to transcode Canon C300/C300 II MXF video to MOV for importing/editing/playing on Mac Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, macOS Sierra smoothly.

As many users get C300 II , more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Canon C300 Mark II 4K MXF to FCP or iMovie for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues. In fact, Canon C300 and C300 II recording video format MXF, a self-container format, which is not an ideal format for most editing software such as FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC and so on.

Since MOV is the most compatible format for Mac, which ensures maximum playing and editing quality while working with FCP and other programs, the best solution would be converting MTS to MOV with third-party software.

Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, as the best MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended. With it, you can transcode C300/C300 II MXF to MOV(including ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE…), which will save you both time and trouble. And all you need is to drag the result videos for playing & editing. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.

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How to Convert Canon C300/C300 II footage for playing/editing on Mac smoothly

Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, and then click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 4k/1080p .mxf files to the application UI.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a Canon C300/C300 II video converter under Mac OS X 10.12 macOS Sierra, 10.11 El Captian, 10.10 Yosemite , 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use.

Step 2. Click Format to choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” profile in the drop-down menu.

Tip: If you want to convert Canon C300/C300 II MXF to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you are recommended to directly choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov)” for FCP; “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)” for iMovie, FCE.

Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MXF Converter will start transcode Canon C300/C300 II MXF to MOV on Mac.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos MOV. Now you can start fun away with playing, editing Canon C300/C300 II video footage on Mac without any problems.


Get more solutions for Panasonic/Canon P2 MXF/MXF importing and editing issues, please link to Brorsoft MXF Colum.

Of course, if you need to get more import or output options, you also can choose Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows, it can support nearly all popular video and audio formats and also has the advantages like MXF Converter for Mac and Wins.

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