Canon EOS C300 Mark II MXF in FCP X and Premiere Pro CC Editing Tips

Q: Canon C300 MKII – Final Cut Pro X – How much longer do we have to wait???

“The Canon C300MKII has been around long enough now that importing footage into Final Cut Pro X should be a given. I am perplexed that footage can be imported into Adobe Premiere and Resolve with no problems for the past couple of months but still no word at all from Apple when Final Cut Pro X will import the cameras footage. Surely this is such a basic request? I don’t think Final Cut Pro X can import 12 bit footage of any kind. This is a serious shortcoming and a major disappointment.”

Q: C300 Mark II Footage Import Issues?

“Hi all, my team and I rented a C300 Mark II for a project. I’ve read around the web that some FCP users were encountering issues importing files. I just use it in Premiere, and now i also meet the problem to import them, any ideas?”

Anyone know how to import Canon C300 Mark ii 4k XF-AVC media into FCPX/Premiere Pro CC? Here displays an easy and direct way of converting Canon C300 MK II 4K Video to ProRes 422 for use in FCP 7, FCP X or Premiere Pro CC with optimum performance.

The EOS C300 Mark II is a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality.The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, andXF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording,both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use.

Recording file format: XF-AVC (Material eXchangeFormat (MXF))

Recording Standard: Video Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

File Format: XF-AVC (MXF)

Well, MXF is much difficult for FCP 6/7/X or Premiere Pro CC to recognize and support. So, how to make Canon EOS C300 Mark II XF-AVC MXF and FCP 6/7/X or Premiere Pro CC compatible without problems?

A fast and fluid workflow for editing Canon C300 MK II XF-AVC MXF in FCP X or Adobe Premiere Pro is to encode Canon XF-AVC codec to Apple ProRes codec or MPEG-2 codec with a powerful third party program. Here UFUWare MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is professional on dealing with XF-AVC MXF to ProRes/MPEG-2 for editing in FCP X or Premiere Pro CC easily and efficiently. Besides FCP, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, etc. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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How to convert Canon EOS C300 Mark II MXF to FCP X and Premiere Pro CC editable video on Mac?

Supported Devices

High Definition Camcorders : XF305, XF300, XF205, XF200, XF105, XF100, XA25, XA20, XA10, etc.

Cinema EOS Cameras : EOS C500, EOS C300, EOS C300 Mark II, EOS C100, EOS C100, Mark II, EOS-1D C, XC10, etc.

PowerShot Cameras : All the models

Step 1: Add Canon EOS C300 Mark II MXF Files

Install and run the Canon MXF Converter to your PC, click “Add Files” to import your source Canon EOS C300 Mark II footage. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II Video Converter

Step 2: Choose Output Format

Click the “Format” bar to choose the output format for your editing software.

For FCP X user, please choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.

Convert Canon EOS C300 Mark II 4K/2K MXF to FCP X ProRes 422 MOV

For Premiere Pro CC, please choose “Editing Software” > “Adobe Premiere AVC MOV (AVC) (*.mov)”.

Convert Canon EOS C300 Mark II MXF to Premiere Pro CC H.264 MOV

Step 3: Settings (optional)

If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind that bit rate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 4: Edit Video

UFUWare MXF Converter provided you more features like cropping, splitting into multiple segments, merging into one file, adding subtitle file, and more.

Step 5: Start the video conversion

In the end, go back to the main interface and click the “Convert” button to start transcoding Canon EOS C300 Mark II MXF to MOV for editing in FCP X and Premiere Pro CC. Once the process completes, just click “Open” to find the FCP X and Premiere Pro CC editable MOV videos and load them to your editing software with ease.

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