Summary: From this article below, you can learn the best way to import Canon C300 Mark II MXF footage into FCP 7/X on Mac by transcoding 4K/1080p MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Canon C300 Mark II is a new high-end camcorder, it is released to replace the old Canon C300 camcorder, canon C300 is released several years ago and it is a hot camcorder on the market, now the Canon C300 Mark II is better, it will be another hot high-end camcorder of Canon. Canon C300 Mark II is equipped with Super 35mm CMOS Sensor, EF Lens Mount, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor, 2x 3D-SDI Output, 2x SLR Inputs, etc. it has the ability to record 4K or 1080p videos using Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2, the video quality of Canon C300 Mark II is very excellent, you can use it to record vivid videos.
Well, in this page, we aim to share some tips and tricks for Canon C300 Mark II workflow on Mac like how to import Canon C300 Mark II 4K/1080p MXF to FCP under Mac OS X smoothly. If you met any C300 Mark II0 MXF files to FCP 6/7/X importing or editing issues, go through the page to find the solution.
As we know, Canon C300 Mark II can record 4K and 1080p high definition video using XF-AVC codec, and H.264 compression and the footage is wrapped in an MXF container. However, MXF format can’t be natively supported by many professional video editing applications including FCP 6, FCP 7 and even the Final Cut Pro X. What’s more, it also would be a bit hard to handle 4K/1080p video with Final Cut Pro 6/7. That’s reason why there are so many guys are facing troubles when editing Canon C300 Mark II MXF files in Final Cut Pro. Well, things can be different if you get some help from third-party software UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.
Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF Converter on Mac OS X, which can not only convert Canon C300 Mark II 1080p or 4K MXF files to ProRes for FCP editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. This Mac MXF Converter can also transcode MXF videos from Canon C30O0, XF100, XF105, XF305, Panasonic P2 cameras for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra and EI Capitan included). Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Transcoding Canon C300 Mark II footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Import MXF video files from your Canon C300 Mark II to the MXF to FCP Converter.
Step 2: Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444” as the output format.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon C300 Mark II 4K/1080p MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro under Mac OS X.
More helpful features of the MXF to ProRes Converter:
1. Settings- Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to deinterlace, trim, crop, add effect, etc.
Once the conversion is done, you can transfer Canon C300 Mark II MXF footage into Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.