Summary: By transcoding Canon XF300 MXF to multi-track ProRes MOV format, you can easily import & edit XF300 recorded MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X smoothly with multiple audio channels retaining.
Just got a Canon XF300, it provide extraordinary image quality. I am wondering how to load my videos from XF300 to FCP X directly? Is MXF a supported format for FCP? If I need to do converting, then how to preserve the multi-track adudio?
We usually saw Canon users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit their XF300 MXF files with Final Cut Pro X. In fact, The MXF is a "container" or "wrapper" format which supports a number of different streams of coded "essence". FCP does not support direct editing of Canon XF300 MXF in the timeline. Then solve the the problem when you wanna edit XF300 MXF footages with multi audio channels in Final Cut Pro X? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the process.
If you wanna edit XF300 multi-track MXF footages in Final Cut Pro X, here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF300 MXF to MOV, say, the Apple ProRes encoded MOV format on Mac. If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube iMix MXF, which can help us to convert Canon XF300 MXF to ProRes for FCP X editing with retaining higher quality and keeping multiple audio tracks.
Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import Canon XF300 MXF to FCP X and retain multiple audio channels.
Step 1. Add Canon MXF footage to the Multi-track MXF Converter for Mac.
Run Pavtube MXF audio Mixer. Click "Add" to load the source Canon MXF files. When the Canon XF300 MXF files are loaded to the MXF Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window.
Step 2. Set Multi-track Prores MOV as output format for Canon MXF to FCP conversion.
Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) for editng XF300 multi-track MXF files in Final Cut Pro X.
When set output folder, or click the icon folder in Output box and browse to the destination folder.
Step 3. You can click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, codec and frame rate, etc.
Step 4. Convert Canon XF300 MXF files with multi audio channels to Prores 422 for importing to Final Cut Pro X.
Click "Convert" button and the selected Canon XF300 MXF files will be converted to Prores 422 .MOV. You may check the converting progress and set auto shutdown in the convert window.
After conversion, click "Open" folder to find converted footage for importing to FCP X. The importing steps reference here:
If you don't want to get multi-track videos or your videos has less that two audio track to be converted, the latest version of Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is designed to output each audio/video track separately, support the latest Mac Mountain Lion 10.8 and Mavericks 10.9.
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