Transcode Canon XF100 MXF clips to ProRes 422 LT for FCP X

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Transcode Canon XF100 MXF clips to ProRes 422 LT for FCP X

Postby kyo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:12 am

Transcode Canon XF100 MXF clips to ProRes 422 LT for FCP X

Summary: From this article, you can know the best codec for importing Canon XF100 MXF clips to Final Cut Pro X editing on Mac 10.8, and only need to convert Canon XF100 MXF to ProRes 422 LT or ProRes 422 MOV with Canon MXF to Mac Converter.

Some users got video and audio problems when import .mxf recordings to FCP X on Mac, the main problem is the codec used to load to Final cut pro x, and people forget to adjust the video and audio parameters before conversion, some software lack the feature to customize, this article will help you solve Canon XF100 MXF files to FCP X problems.



"I need to convert some Canon XF100 clips to ProRes 422LT file, but got dropouts in the audio. I'm editing in Final Cut X. The audio was recorded straight to the camera using Lectrosonics. Through the head phone plug into the camera it was all clear. Thanks."

The recordings feature of XF100 is showed below:

The XF100 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.

What's the best codec for Canon XF100 MXF footages edit in FCP X?

Apple prores 422 codec is the best choice. From Apple official website you will know that apple prores codec is best for FCP X editing on Mac. So before importing Canon XF100 MXF clips to FCP X, you first need to [url=[]]convert Canon XF100 MXF to Final Cut Pro X[/url] compatible format like ProRes 422 (LT) codec. This is a common format developed by Apple. ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut (Pro). It retains higher quality when you convert MXF to ProRes for FCP X.

Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import Canon XF100 MXF MXF to Final Cut Pro X via converting MXF to ProRes 422 (LT) on Mac.

1. Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, install this Canon XF100 MXF to FCP X converter. Import or drag and drop the XF100 MXF files to the converter you want to convert.


2. Click "Format" bar to choose output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)", it's the best format for editing in FCP X, so you just need to convert MXF to ProRes 422 codec MOV format.


3. If you want to customize the output settings, you can click "Settings" button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc.

4. Click "Convert" button to start transcode Canon XF100 MXF to ProRes 422 LT for FCP X. with the excellent XF100 MXF to FCP X converter, you can use XF100 MXF files on Mac as you want.

There's a guide about How to Import Media files to FCP X on Pavtube website, you can read it.

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