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macOS Sierra MXF Converter for Editing Canon XC10/XC15 videos in FCP X

November 15, 2016

This is a tutorial which tells you how to import Canon XC15/XC10 XF-AVC MXF videos to FCP ProRes MOV format for editing on Mac OS X like macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard.

As an ideal video editing tool, FCP X/7/6 is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to bring Canon XC15/XC10 4K XF-AVC MXF to FCP X/7/6 for editing you’ll be disappointed since FCP X accepts Apple ProRes 422, DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and QuickTime. So we can easily find that Canon XF-AVC MXF is not a compatible format for Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), but Apple ProRes Codec .mov is.

Ever worse, after installing macOS Sierra or El Capitan, many converters no longer work friendly, couldn't properly save your edited movies or even won't read or open your MXF files. So we need to encode Canon XC15/XC10 MXF to FCP X/7/6 first with a professional video conversion software updated for macOS Sierra.



To get an easy to use one, you can take a look at Brorsoft Mac MXF Converter is considered as the most outstanding MXF Converter on macOS Sierra. (Read the review of 5 best MXF Converter for Mac) .This video app is a good MXF video/audio converter, player, editor and fully compatible with Mac OS X macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, etc. It is more easy-to-use and offers some unbeatable features like batch conversion and customized output settings for iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, PSP, iMovie, FCP and more. Plus, it supports more output video formats than other MXF transcoders like WMV, AVI, AVCHD MTS, MKV, etc.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Convert Canon XC15/XC10 MXF to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS X

1. Install and launch the MXF to ProRes Converter, and then click "Add Video" button to import Canon XC10/XC15 4K .MXF files.



2. Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format.



Tips: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Click Convert button to start transcoding XC10/XC15 XF-AVC MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP 6/7/X. You've done.

Editor’s Notes:

1. Up to now, Final Cut Pro seems to work fine if you import your MXF footages directly from Panasonic P2, Canon XF cameras, but if you have already copied MXF recordings to your HDD or you download them from somewhere, the importing error may jump out. The reliable workaround we've found so far is to transcode MXF to ProRes for using MXF files in FCP 6, FCP 7, FCP X.

2. While importing MXF clips into the program for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder (like a P2 Card). If you only have some loose .MXF clips, you files will have image only without audio.

This versatile MXF to FCP Converter can also export optimal formats for Avid MC, Premiere, iMovie, etc editing programs. If you want to edit MXF media in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, please choose the "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)" as output; For iMovie or FCE, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format.

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