Convert/Import Canon, P2 MXF files into Final Cut Pro

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Convert/Import Canon, P2 MXF files into Final Cut Pro

Postby Etan520 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:50 am

Convert/Import Canon, P2 MXF files into Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac

MXF files are often recorded by high-end camcorders, such as canon C300 and XF series, like XF305, XF100, XF105, XF300, or Panasonic P2 series. These excellent camcorders record high-definition video footages in .mxf format. It’s good to maintain the high quality of the video by using MXF format, but this format is not compatible with editing software and other portable devices. For example, you may encounter many problems when you want to import MXF to Final Cut Pro on Mac. To get those MXF files work normally in FCP or FCP X without rendering time, the best solution here is to encode MXF to something that FCP can read easily.


If you have used your Canon or Panasonic P2 camera/camcorder recorded many MXF videos and wanna edit these MXF files in Final Cut Pro flawlessly on Mac, it’s good to convert MXF to QuickTime MOV, but the best choice is to convert MXF to ProRes 422 MOV format,because Apple ProRes codec is best supported by Final Cut Pro on Mac. If you're interested in doing likewise, check out Pavtube's MXF Converter for Mac which is top Mac MXF Transcoder for Final Cut Pro. It's available for 20% off coupon if you choose this option currently.

In short, the program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at converting MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Canon XF series cameras to formats compatible with your video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro (X), Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and more. Below is a brief guide for you.

Simple Guide - Convert/Import Canon/Pansonic P2 MXF to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro and FCP X editing on Mac

Step 1. Download Pavtube MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, it’s an professional MXF converter which can convert MXF files to rich formats foryou.

Install and launch this MXF converter,import the MXF files to the converter. (Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Camcorder to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add" 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.

If you want to convert MXF to Final Cut Express, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov), or just choose QuickTime Movie Format.


Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon/Panasonic P2 mxf files to FCP Apple ProRes Codec under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the app:

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, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit MXF files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems.

PS: The Pavtube MXF converter for Mac will help you convert MXF to FCP, convert MXF to FCE, or convert MXF to QuickTime in few steps. There’s a column on Pavtube official website, that’s MXF to Mac column,there are many guide about MXF camcorders applications, you can go and see details.

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