Convert C300 MXF to XDCAM EX/HD for Final Cut Pro

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Convert C300 MXF to XDCAM EX/HD for Final Cut Pro

Postby kyo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:23 am

Convert C300 MXF to XDCAM EX/HD for Final Cut Pro

Summary: Follow the article below you will know how to convert Canon C300 MXF to XDCAM EX/HD 1080i50 35mbps for Final Cut Pro.

“I have been using Pavtube MXF converter (Mac OS 10.6.8) to convert MXF files to XDCAM HD 1080i50 35mbps, for use in Final Cut Pro studio. I have successfully converted 7 days worth of footage, shot with a Canon C300. Your software is the only one I have been able to find that can fetch the individual MXF files out of their subfolders as a batch.”


Just like the users above, many people who own a high-end camera or camcorder may want to import the HD footages to Final Cut Pro for editing natively. But, as we know, for video codecs recorded by camera or camcorders, they are not friendly to Final Cut Pro or other editing software, what is the best codec for Final Cut Pro natively editing?

The answer is Apple ProRes codec or XDCAM codec. The two codecs are perfect for editing in Final Cut Pro software natively, if you want to edit HD videos in FCP, the best choice is to convert videos to Apple ProRes/XDCAM EX/HDcodec for FCP. To do this, you need a MXF converter on Mac that supports Apple ProRes codec and XDCAM EX/HD codec, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is an excellent software which has presetted profile for XDCAM EX codec, you can follow the steps below to convert C300 MXF video to XDCAM codec or Apple ProRes for FCP (X).

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Converting Canon C300 MXF footage to XDCAM or ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro

1. Download Pavtube MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, run this program. Directly drag the files into file list.


2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For natively editing in FCP, you can choose Final Cut Pro -> XDCAM EX 1080P24 (*.mov), or Final Cut Pro -> XDCAM HD 1080i(.mov), or Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), they are best for FCP native editing.


3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. Click “Convert” to start.

Is it easy? After you convert C300 MXF videos to XDCAM codec or prores codec, you can import converted Canon C300 MXF footages to Final Cut Pro, and then you can edit videos in FCP natively with the best codec, and you don’t need to render anymore.

Note: It’s a good choice to burn C300 MXF to DVD for backup, you can try Pavtube DVD Creator Mac, it supports load MXF files.

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