Canon C300 is a popular professional camcorder which released not long ago, you may have bought this camcorder for professional use, it can help us record vivid high-definition videos. Canon C300 recorded video files are in MXF format. MXF file is often used in Sony, Panasonic and canon high-end cameras and camcorders, it is good to record videos, but MXF files are not easy to use because many editing software and devices can't read MXF format videos, such as Apple Final Cut Pro, iMovie(use C300 files in iMovie), etc.
You may want to transfer C300 MXF to FCP for editing, but FCP doesn't support importing MXF files directly. Now, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac (best MXF Converter for Mac) is a good tool for you. This professional MXF transcoder for Mac can help you convert C300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro, as FCP best supported video format is ProRes 422 codec MOV format, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac can convert C300 MXF files to ProRes or other formats you need, you can transfer MXF files on Mac OS X freely with Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, below is a guide for you to convert C300 MXF to FCP ProRes for editing.
How to Transfer Canon C300 MXF to FCP/Quicktime for editing on Mac Yosemite?
Step 1. Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac , it can run on Yosemite smoothly
It's a good MXF converter/transfer on Mac. After installation , then launch this C300 MXF transcoder for Mac , import the C300 MXF files by clicking "File">"Add Video/Audio" on the top of the main UI. Or you can click those two icons to load your files.
Step 2. Click format column to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as your output format
Apple ProRes codec as the most suitable format for FCP, it can allow your videos render, playback, edit without any problem while the good quality can also be remained.
Go to the format bar and then choose "Final Cut Pro">"Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)". If you don't care about the output file size and you just want to keep the HD quality, then "Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" will be your best choice. (Differences among Apple ProRes codec)
Step 3. Switch Audio Stream ID to fix no sound in your Canon C300 MXF files problem
You can click properties to adjust the audio stream ID if you find the C300 MXF no sound. Or if you have multiple-audio tracks in MXF video, then you can how to maintain them all. Besides, you can click settings button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need.
Step 4. Click convert button to start convert C300 MXF files to ProRes for FCP
what's more, with this MXF converter you can transfer MXF to QuickTime for playback. You can choose "Common Video">"MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)", then you can playback your Canon MXF files in QuickTime without any problem.
Now you may have known how to convert/transfer canon C300 MXF to FCP, just follow the steps above and have a try, you can use your C300 MXF footage easily.
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