Canon C300 Workflow - FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid

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Canon C300 Workflow - FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid

Postby jacknjchn » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:16 am

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can smoothly import and edit Canon C300 MXF files in FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid by transcoding/converting C300 MXF to an ideal editable format on Mac.

Source:Canon C300 Workflow - FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid

As a new Canon C300 user, you may be confused with the C300 workflow. Here I’m looking at importing C300 footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). The C300 uses the same workflow as the Canon XF series of cameras (which includes the XF305, XF300, XF105 and XF100), because it records in the same format. Below, I outline how to import Canon C300 MXF into Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere and iMovie. Keep reading for a brief how-to.

As far as I know, MXF is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Canon C300 videos to iMovie, FCP, Avid for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Canon MXF Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users to transcode MXF files to a format you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Plus, it also provides you the editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, etc. If you are having the Canon C300 editing issues on Windows, please get MXF Converter.

Convert and import Canon C300 mxf footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Canon MXF Converter Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program for converting.

Tip: You can join several MXF clips together via checking the “Merge into one file” box.


STEP 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.

a. For editing Canon C300 MXF in FCP, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.


b. To import Canon C300 footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).


c. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format, so that you can transcode C300 MXF to AIC .mov for editing smoothly.


d. To solve Canon C300 .mxf and Adobe Premiere Pro incompatibility issues, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.


STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: After the settings, click “Convert” button to start the Canon MXF to Avid, FCP, Adobe, iMovie conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly transfer the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie.

Get more solutions for Panasonic/Canon P2 MXF/MXF importing and editing issues, please link to Brorsoft MXF Colum.

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Re: Canon C300 Workflow - FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:28 pm

Summary:Follow this article you will know how to solve Canon XF300 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X. Read on to get the tricks.

Source:How to import Canon XF300 MXF footage to Final Cut Pro X


The XF300 camcorders is a landmark addition to Canon's professional High Definition camcorder range. Featuring a new Full HD 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec, CompactFlash recording and a totally new camera system- these revolutionary camcorders bring broadcast-quality HD video within reach of all professional filmmakers. However, when you tried to import some XF300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), you just find that this may be a hard work. Although Canon provides you a XF plugin for your problems, it doesn't work at all. Got frustrated? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your Canon XF300 MXF files to FCP X for smoothly editing.

Downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

As you see, my solution is simple: using the third-party program to convert Canon XF300 to Final Cut Pro native editing format - Apple ProRes. Overall, the Brorsoft MXF Converter Mac program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon C300, XF100, XF105, XF300 and XF305 recorded MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The Mac MXF to ProRes Converter can convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: Transcoding Canon XF300 MXF files to ProRes MOV for FCP X

Step 1. Import MXF files from your XF300 to the MXF to FCP Converter Mac.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.


Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.


Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding XF300 mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the Mac MXF to ProRes Converter:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)


2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, etc.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Canon XF300 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Panasonic MXF or P2 MXF files, you can check Brorsoft MXF Colum.

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