The Canon EOS C300 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 recordings.up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.However,it is not supported by most video editing programs. such as, we can’t import and edit Canon C300 recordings in FCPX directly.The easy solution to get the work done is to transcode C300 MXF files to prores422 LT MOV codec.
Canon high-end camcorders usually record video in MXF format. And MXF to MOV conversion is a most frequent choice. This article is about how to convert and merge C300 MXF to prores422 LT MOV for editing systems on Mac.
The Canon C300 Professional Camcorders support two recording formats - RAW MXF, a file format used by broadcast stations, which offers high versatility through its compatibility with various viewing and content providers such as web browsers and television news outlets. The MXF format is not compatible with most of the video editing tools and media players on Mac.The Plug-in is only available for Canon MXF files and cannot handle well with 50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2,1920x1080 MXF recordings. In this case, Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac may help. This Canon MXF to MOV Converter can fastest and easiest convert C500/XF200/XF105/XF100/XF305/XF300 MXF to ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, DVCPRO MOV, DNxHD MOV, H.264 MOV, etc optimal for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc.
More than Canon MXF, TransMXF for Mac can also full supports MXF video from EVS XT, Avid, Panasonic P2, JVC, Sony, etc. The program can handle 50Mbps 4:2:2, 1920×1080, 60i/30p/24p MXF well. It's also available to transcode MXF to DivX, WMV, WMV9, and MP4 with perfect audio and video synchronization.
This article is a simple tutorial to deliver and ingest C300 MXF to FCPX ProRes422 LT MOV for editing systems on Mavericks. It’s also a better option for Canon XF205 and Canon XF series camera users can follow the steps too.
To edit C300 MXF to iMovie, choose "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (.MOV)"
To edit C300 MXF to Avid, select "Avid DNxHD (*.MOV)"
To edit C300 MXF to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas, choose "WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) "
Step1: Load Canon C300 MXF Clips
Click “add videos”to load individual videos, or click "add from folder" to load the entire folder.
Step 2. Choose compatible format.
Click Format and choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 LT.the best video format for FCPX.
Step3: Set audio and video profile (optional)
Step4. Start convert Canon C300 MXF footage to ProRes422 MOV
Click the “Convert” icon to convert Canon C300 MXF footage to ProRes 442 MOV. The TransMXF for Mac will run Canon MXF clips to MOV conversion processing fast.
TransMXF for Mac can also import Canon C300 MXF files to FCPX via exporting ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 4444.
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