The Canon FS-CF and FS-CF Pro DTE recorders are compatible with Canon’s line of HDV and Mini-DV camcorders. The devices support 1080 24F, 25F, and 30F with 50i and 60i frame rates in QuickTime and M2T formats. The device also support 1080i 60 and 50 in MXF OP Atom format. The point of the devices is to allow pro camera crews in the field to offload video recorded directly on CF cards in their camcorders to the FS-CF devices for storage. The Pro version has a color LCD that can be used to play the content back and logs metadata wirelessly during recording.
After recording some files on the Canon FS-CF Pro, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X. However, you may also face the problem that FCP 6/7 or FCP X does not recognize the MXF .mxf videos or M2T Formats. To make it easier for editing Canon FS-CF Pro MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use Canon MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Canon FS-CF Pro MXF Converter. It can not only convert Canon FS-CF Pro MXF .mxf videos to Apple ProRes MOV, but also make it easy for merge videos.
Below is the simple step-by-step guide for camcorder and camera users about how to keep and maintain 1080i 60 and 50 from Canon FS-CF Pro to Apple ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV for FCP 6/7,FCP X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.
Connect your Canon FS-CF Pro recorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run Canon FS-CF Pro MXF Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Canon FS-CF Pro to editing software Converter, and click the “Add Files” button to load .mxf videos. This Canon FS-CF Pro MXF Video Convetrer can convert Canon mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac.
Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
Click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size. This is available in ProRes MOV and HD MOV format.
Step3. Merge Canon FS-CF Pro MXF files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Mac Canon FS-CF Pro MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Canon FS-CF Pro MXF to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
After converting and merging the Canon MXF files, just import the output prores .mov files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X for editing. Optimize your workflow and save time with the prores 422 compression for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
1. If you would like to edit Canon MXF with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc, you can convert Canon MXF to Mac itself bring format like ProRes MOV for FCE and iMovie, or transcode Canon MXF to H.264 MOV, DV, AVI, M4V, MPG for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects on Mac.
2. The MXF Converter for Mac also support other MXF recorders like: Panasonic AJ-HPM100, Panasonic AJ-HPM200, Canon FS-CF, HyperDeck Shuttle 2, FS-5, FS-H200, HDS-V10P/E (camcorder), LTR-100HS, GFS-V10 and camcorders like Canon XF105, Canon XF100, Canon XF305, Canon XF300, Canon C300, Panasonic AJ-HPX2700, Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, Panasonic AJ-HPX3000,Panasonic AG-HPX500,Panasonic AG-HPX255, Panasonic AG-HPX250, Sony PMW-350K,PDZVX10, Sony PMW-EX3,etc.