Canon C300 MXF Editing tips: Convert/Ingest Canon C300 MXF Files to Final Cut Pro 7 (FCP 7) Smoothly on Mac

A new style of digital Cine camera-Canon C300, serving the evolving needs of today's cinematographer. More than just a camera, it mark the beginning of a whole new system for the motion picture industry. Form factor, ergonomics, image processing and lenses - re-imagined to tailor the experience of shooting to the needs of professional cinematography crews.

The Canon EOS C300 can capture video at 1080p resolutions at a rate of 50Mbps - that's broadcast quality, and the minimum delivery for the likes of the BBC and Sky. It can achieve that resolution and data rate at 24fps, 25fps and 30fps. If interlaced video is acceptable, it can go up to 60fps, although that and 30fps are not formats generally used in the UK, but American customers will be keen to have them.Audio can be recorded too, although there's no built-in microphone. There are XLR sockets though, so you can easily record audio along with video.

I am a Canon C300 user, and the editing program I use is Final Cut Pro 7, C300 shoots beautiful MXF video files for me, but very disappointed in ease of getting HD videos from this camera to Final Cut Pro on Mac for editing as FCP only can surpport Apple ProRes well. So I am googling for MXF Converter for Canon C300, and then bought Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac, I love it, it is doing exactly what I need it to and better still it is very easy to use. With it, you can not only deinterlace and Convert Canon C300 1080i MXF files to ProRes for FCP 7, but also edit your MXF files, such as cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.

If you are using the Canon EOS C300 as me, and currently also editing on Final Cut Pro 6 or FCP 7/FCP X, you can choose Brorsoft MXF to Final Cut Pro Converter for mac to have a try. You will make it, and below I'd like to share the full guide with you to relize it. Here we go!

Step 1: Launch the Mac MXF to MOV Converter,run it on your mac then ingest your MXF files to it.
Tip: To join multiple MXF files into one file for easier editing in FCP, please tick the "Merge into one" box.

Step 2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu and then select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(HQ), if you give the priority to the quality of the output videos.
Note: If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

Step 3: Click Edit button and you can deinterlace Canon 1080i MXF footages for FCP via checking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.


Step 4:Click the “Convert” button; it will transcode C300 MXF files to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7(FCP 7) on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.


While the conversion completed, you can import mxf conversion video to FCP to get the output files effortlessly.

That's it. Now start ingesting the converted and deinterlaced C300 1080i MXF files to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing without any trouble.

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lydia622520 25/09/2012

thanks for such a nice article to see like this.........

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