Natively Importing Canon XC15 4K MXF files to Apple Final Cut Pro(X)

The article tells you an easy way to import Canon XC15 4K MXF files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 for further editing by transcoding and converting MXF to Apple ProRes codec on Mac.

How to import Canon XC15 4K MXF footage into FCP is still a common problem among the Canon users. Owing to video codec, computer configuration and operating environment, it is difficult for FCP to recognize MXF videos. Even though the users can import the MXF videos to FCP 7/X, some video and audio problems will occur as the above users met. What’s more, FCP 7/X can hardly support single MXF videos without video folder.

To edit Canon XC15 4K MXF files in FCP 7/X without any problem, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple.

Now the method is clear: I need software to convert the Canon XC15 MXF file to Apple ProRes file, after the conversion I import the Apple ProRes file to the Final Cut Pro, and then done, I could continue my video editing.

I have used some converters, the Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the best.It is professional and great in converting MXF files to FCP with original quality at much faster speed, compared to XF plug-in or other converters. In addtion, it is able to join several clips into one, deinterlace 1080i files, add text/image/video to imported files, customize video and audio parameters as you need, replace audio tracks, etc. Thus, the Mac MXF Converter is best choice for you.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide on converting Canon XC15 4K MXF to FCP 7/X on Mac

Step 1: Free download MXF Converter for Mac and load Canon MXF footages from CF cards to it.

1. If you want to merge MXF files, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.
2. You shouldn’t move the single MXF video out of the whole MXF whole structure folder, or the MXF video would loss some metadata, such as sound.

Step 2: Select the suitable output format from five options, including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444, according to your personal needs.

Step 3: Customize video and audio's parameters accordins to your needs on Profile Setting, which you can get by clicking Settings on the main interface. The step can be skipped if you needn't adjust the settings.

Step 4: Click the button for "Convert" and you will start converting Canon XC15 MXF clips to ProRes for FCP immediately.

After finished, click "Open Folder" icon. You will get the converted video andcontinue whatever you want with it.

I have used the Brorsoft MXF Converter for mac several times, never failed me. Believe it or not, but you need a try on it.

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