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Convert Canon XC10 4K MXF to ProRes for Editing in FCP


Canon's new XC10 is the one that instantly caught our attention, thanks to its distinctive, out-of-the-ordinary design. It can shoot 4K and 1080p video at up to 30 fps and 60 fps. After recording, users may be looking for a way to import Canon XC10 footage into Final Cut Pro for further editing to get their own masterpiece. This article will teach you how to make Canon XC10 and FCP 6/7/X compatible without problems.

The XC10 uses Canon's new XF-AVC codec to record video files and package them in an .MXF wrapper. The XF-AVC uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, efficiently recording 4K, 2K and HD video to regular memory cards while achieving a high data compression rate and preserving image quality, which is much difficult for FCP 6/7/X to recognize and support.

A fast and fluid workflow for editing Canon XC10 XF-AVC MXF in FCP is to encode Canon XF-AVC codec to Apple ProRes codec with a powerful third party program. Here Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is professional on dealing with XF-AVC MXF to ProRes for editing in FCP 6/7X easily and efficiently. Besides FCP, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .etc. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Read More: Canon XC10 Workflow with iMovie | Canon XC10 Workflow with Avid | Canon XC10 Workflow with Adobe Premiere | Canon XC10 4K to LG 4K TV

Free download the Canon MXF to FCP Converter:

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How to convert Canon XC10 MXF to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Load MXF footage

Launch the program and click "Add " button to import the Canon XC10 MXF files to the top MXF to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.


Step 2: Select output format

Click on the "Format" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format.


Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 3: Start conversion

Tap Convert button to start transcoding Canon XC10 MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. Now you can edit MXF clips from Canon XC10 in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without any problem.

Read More:

How to Import MXF files to iMovie
How to Convert MXF files for Editing in Avid
How to Convert MXF footage for Editing in Premiere Pro


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