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Convert Canon C300 MK II XF-AVC MXF 4K files to ProRes 422/ProRes 444 for FCP 7/X

May 5, 2016

Below will describe a detailed guide on how to import and convert Canon C300 Mark II XF-AVC 4K MXF to FCP X and FCP 7 supporting video format on Mac OS X (Yosemite & El Capitan).

The Mark II’s instantly familiar form factor belied the array of new features packed into its slightly larger and heavier body.The major changes from the original C300 are hidden below the surface – 4K and 2K filming in 10-bit and, in some formats, 12-bit 4:4:4; new CFAST 2.0 memory cards, with write speeds around five times faster than CF; and an SD card slot for HD proxies at up to 35Mb/s.The long-coveted slow motion mode, up to120fps in HD (30fps in 4K), has finally arrived. The Mark II boasts an expanded, 15-stop dynamic range, wider colour space and low-light shooting at ISO values up to 102,400.

There is a new XF-AVC codec to handle all the extra data – though for those who want more control in post, the RAW output works with any off-board recorders that are compatible with the C500.

Everything is good but the only problem, as many Canon DSLRs users may have, is the incompatibility which will jump out when you want to ingest Canon C300 MK II XF-AVC codec files to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. They will hit a snag in the form of a “contains unsupported media… invalid directory” error. You can import your files with Log and Transfer but you have to back up the ENTIRE CARD STRUCTURE from the beginning.



Fortunately, there are some ways to fix the issues. Let's find them out here. If you're editing Canon C300 Mark ii 4K MXF footage in FCP X, keep reading to find your best way.

To get the work done, Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is an ideal choice, which allows you to convert C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. Besides FCP, this Mac Canon MXF Converter also generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide below to achieve your goal smoothly.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Guide: How to Convert Canon C300 Mark II 4K XF-AVC MXF to FCP for editing

Step 1. Load Source Videos

Launch the best 4K MXF to FCP Converter; click "Add Video" and load your 4K or HD .mxf files.



Step 2. Choose ProRes as output format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.



Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can adjust video size to get 4K ProRes for FCP.

Step 3. Start 4K conversion

Hit "Convert" button to let the 4K MXF to ProRes conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated ProRes video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to edit Canon C300 MK ii 4K MXF in Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 or FCP 6.

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