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Canon C500 to FCP-Convert Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro X

Postby Vincent121 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:16 am

Canon C500 to FCP-Convert Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7

Summary: If you have problems when importing Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro (X) on Mac Mopuntain Lion, please follow this post below to know how to import Canon C500 mxf footage to Final Cut Pro X editing without rendering.

Canon EOS C500 offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, our DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K, 2K and HD image acquisition. It is available with either PL- or EF- mount options.

For 4K and 2K recording, uncompressed output is delivered to external recording systems via built-in dual 3G SDI ports. Dual HD-SDI monitor outputs support external live monitoring. Simultaneously, HD content can be written to dual onboard CF cards to provide proxy video for offline NLE systems. You may have got Canon C500 and use it to record many MXF videos, you may find it is difficult to use canon C500 MXF files when you want to edit C500 MXF in Final Cut Pro X on Mac.

As we know, MXF format is not a common video format like AVI, MKV, MP4, and it is not supported by many editing software like FCP X and iMovie on Mac, or Premiere on Windows. Below is a guide for you to convert C500 MXF to FCP X with Apple ProRes 422 codec, then you can edit C500 MXF in FCP X smoothly.

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Step 1. Run Pavtube Canon C500 Mac MXF Converter for FCP X, click "Add Video" button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the C500 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.


Step 2. Click "format" bar to choose output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it's the best format for editing Canon C500 MXF in Final Cut Pro X, so you just need to convert MXF to Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format.


Step 3. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional)

Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start transcode Canon C500 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X with a super fast speed. with the excellent C500 MXF to FCP X converter, you can deal Canon C500 MXF files on Mac with best video and audio quality as you want.

There's a guide about import videos to Final Cut Pro on Pavtube website, you can see it.


Besides, You can follow the "MXF to Mac column or Final Cut Pro column on Pavtube official website.

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1. Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac can also help you convert Canon EOS C500 MXF files to Mac Compatible Formats like ProRes 422(*.mov), Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), Avid DNxHD, XDCAM MOV, HDV, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), h.264 MOV for editing software FCP (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc or convert to other common formats such as MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, AVI, and even H.264 MOV for other usages. Only need to change the "step 2":

- choose "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" for Avid Media Composer

- choose "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" for iMovie or Final Cut Express

- choose "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)" for Adobe Premiere Pro

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Re: Canon C500 to FCP-Convert Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pr

Postby vivian68 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:05 am

XDCAM EX and After Effects-20% OFF Get XDCAM EX mp4 media readable in AE CS4

Description: As a Sony XDCAM EX user, are you annoying the import problem with After Effects CS4? Here you will find the solution. The article will tell you how to import Sony XDCAM EX footage to After Effects CS4.

Adobe After Effects?CS4, the popular postproduction tool for video professionals, is good at digital?motion graphics,?visual effects?and?compositing. And it is often used in the?post-production?process of?filmmaking?and television production, and used as a basic?non-linear editor?and a media?transcoder. The options in After Effects expand to work with the latest video formats, including P2, XDCAM, EX, and XDCAM HD, as well as Web applications.

However, when you import some Sony XDCAM EX footage with full HD resolution as either 1920?x?1080 or 1280?x?720, you may still meet some import problem.

"I'm having a nightmare trying to use footage from my EX3 in After Effects CS4. When I import the raw footage, it shows up clearly, and even plays properly in RAM previews, but when I export, it freezes for a bit, then skips several frames, then repeats the process till the end of the video."

Since it isn't the greatest thing to use in AE CS4, it's certainly better to convert XDCAM EX footage to compatible format with After Effects CS4 for editing. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate will help you to get XDCAM EX footage working well in After Effects CS4. It is capable of converting a variety of video formats to another format. And meanwhile it supports to convert to many mobile devices and editing software, like After Effects C4/C5/C6, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, and more. CUDA acceleration will give you faster conversion speed. Go to free download and install it now. Mac users should go to iMedia Converter for Mac.

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How to convert XDCAM EX footage to After Effects CS4?

1. Load XDCAM EX footage.

Two ways for loading: click "Add video" to load source from Sony XDCAM EX, or click "Add from folder" to import the entire folder.


Tips: If you want to joint several videos into one, "Merge into one file" will help to convert multiple videos into one output video.

2. Select format for After Effects CS4.

Click "Format" menu to choose output format. Go to "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to choose the target format.


Tips: You can select the output video and audio settings to optimize the output files, like bitrate, frame rate, codec, audio channels, etc. But for the best output video quality you’d better keep the original settings of source files.


3. Start conversion.

Once conversion is completed, click Open to locate the generated files for After Effects CS4

Other features:

1. It can rip and convert latest DVD and blu-ray disc. And it is a great tool to backup discs: "Copy the entire disc" will 1:1 backup the whole movie with original structure, and "Directly Copy" can copy the main movie of the disc without menu and titbits.

2. You are allowed to edit the video, such as trim, crop, add watermark of text, image and video, attach subtitle, etc

This integrated software will give you more than you have to do. Go to import the generated video into After Effects CS4 to enjoy editing, and try more other functions now.

Refer to convert Sony XDCAM file to other editing software as below:

Transfer Sony XDCAM footage to QuickTime
Import Sony XDCAM footage to FCP on Mac
Convert Sony PMW-350 XDCAM MXF to iMovie/FCE
Transfer Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage to Aperture 3
Editing Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM MP4 clips with Mac
Importing Sony XDCAM HD files to Pinnacle Studio and Sony Vegas
Edit Sony PDW-700 XDCAM HD MXF in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 12
Working with Sony XDCAM EX media on Windows

Source: Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage to After Effects CS4, CS5, CS6 for editing
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