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How to import Canon XF100 MXF footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing on Mac?

Canon XF100 is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF100 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets.

The XF100 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.


As far as I know, MXF is not a good editing format for NLE system,such as Final Cut Pro. Although Canon has provided some plug-in to help users solve the issue, it can't work all time. Then how to import Canon XF100 MXF footage to FCP editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won't happen any more. The UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is recommended to achieve the goal effortlessly.


Convert Canon XF100 MXF footage to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro for 6/7/X editing


Step 1.Import Canon XF100 MXF files to the best Canon XF100 MXF to FCP X Converter.


Connect Canon XF100 to Mac,launch UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as the Mac Canon XF100 to FCP Converter ,and then click "Add Video" button to import Canon XF100 MXF video files to the program.



Step 2.Choose Apple ProRes 422 .mov as output format for conversion.


Click the "Profile" button to choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.The Apple ProRes 422 MOV format is designed for Final Cut Pro specially.



Step 3. Adjust audio and video parameters.


Click the "Settings" button to 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.



Note: Keep the video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in FCP X. If the 60i/30fps is your original frame rate, you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps; if you shoot with 50i/25fps, you’d better set the 25fps as the frame rate. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.


Step 4. Convert Canon XF100 MXF footage to ProRes MOV for importing to FCP 6/7/X


Click "Convert" button to convert Canon XF100 MXF clips to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7/X editing.


After the conversion is over, click "Open Folder" to locate the conveted video. Then open your Final Cut Pro, click "File >Import >Filles" to load ProRes .mov videos to FCP for freey editing. You also can directly drag and drop the generated file to FCP 6/7/X.

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