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[Off Topic] Import Canon C300 MXF to FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can smoothly import and edit Canon C300 MXF files in FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid by transcoding/converting C300 MXF to an ideal editable format on Mac.

Source:Canon C300 Workflow - FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid

As a new Canon C300 user, you may be confused with the C300 workflow. Here I’m looking at importing C300 footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). The C300 uses the same workflow as the Canon XF series of cameras (which includes the XF305, XF300, XF105 and XF100), because it records in the same format. Below, I outline how to import Canon C300 MXF into Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere and iMovie. Keep reading for a brief how-to.

As far as I know, MXF is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Canon C300 videos to iMovie, FCP, Avid for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can download and apply Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Canon MXF Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users to transcode MXF files to a format you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Plus, it also provides you the editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, etc. If you are having the Canon C300 editing issues on Windows, please get MXF Converter.

Convert and import Canon C300 mxf footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Canon MXF Converter Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program for converting.

Tip: You can join several MXF clips together via checking the “Merge into one file” box.



STEP 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.

a. For editing Canon C300 MXF in FCP, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.



b. To import Canon C300 footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov).



c. Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format, so that you can transcode C300 MXF to AIC .mov for editing smoothly.



d. To solve Canon C300 .mxf and Adobe Premiere Pro incompatibility issues, please select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.



STEP 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

STEP 4: After the settings, click “Convert” button to start the Canon MXF to Avid, FCP, Adobe, iMovie conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly transfer the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie.

Get more solutions for Panasonic/Canon P2 MXF/MXF importing and editing issues, please link to Brorsoft MXF Colum.

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Summary:Follow this article you will know how to solve Canon XF300 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X. Read on to get the tricks.

Source:How to import Canon XF300 MXF footage to Final Cut Pro X



The XF300 camcorders is a landmark addition to Canon's professional High Definition camcorder range. Featuring a new Full HD 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec, CompactFlash recording and a totally new camera system- these revolutionary camcorders bring broadcast-quality HD video within reach of all professional filmmakers. However, when you tried to import some XF300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), you just find that this may be a hard work. Although Canon provides you a XF plugin for your problems, it doesn't work at all. Got frustrated? Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your Canon XF300 MXF files to FCP X for smoothly editing.

Downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

As you see, my solution is simple: using the third-party program to convert Canon XF300 to Final Cut Pro native editing format - Apple ProRes. Overall, the Brorsoft MXF Converter Mac program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon C300, XF100, XF105, XF300 and XF305 recorded MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The Mac MXF to ProRes Converter can convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: Transcoding Canon XF300 MXF files to ProRes MOV for FCP X

Step 1. Import MXF files from your XF300 to the MXF to FCP Converter Mac.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon XF300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the "add files" button to browse to import MXF videos.



Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.



Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding XF300 mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the Mac MXF to ProRes Converter:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)



2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, etc.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Canon XF300 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Panasonic MXF or P2 MXF files, you can check Brorsoft MXF Colum.

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[size="4"]Read here to get the best simple way to edit UEFA Euro 2016 videos by trimming, cropping, adding video/image/text watermark, applying special rendering effects, etc on Mac and Windows with FCP, Adobe Prmiere, and Avid Media Composer.

Source From: Converting 2016 UEFA Euro recordings to FCP/Premiere/Avid

As you know, not all UEFA Euro 2016 recordings are supported by FCP/Premiere/Avid due to the complicated formats/codecs. So if you want to edit UEFA Euro 2016 recordings on Mac or Windows, you need convert UEFA Euro 2016 videos to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444, DVCPROHD, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), Avid DNxHD (*.mov), mov, wmv, avi, flv, mkv, mpg, 3gp, vob, mod, mp4, m4v, etc, for Final Cut Pro (X/7/6), FCE, iMovie 11/09/08, Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro, Premiere Pro, Premiere Effects, Sony Vegas Pro, Movie Maker, etc with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac or Windows, which also allows to join/merge the UEFA Euro 2016 clips into one file and make it the memories for UEFA Euro 2016. Just follow the steps below.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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3 Steps to Convert UEFA Euro 2016 recordings to FCP/Avid/Premiere for nice editing

Step 1: Add UEFA Euro 2016 footages files to the program

Click the “Add File” button to select the UEFA Euro videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.



Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

1. Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, from "Format" drop-down option, choose FCP best editing codec by selecting Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output . If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported mts files to one output video.



2. Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, move your mouse to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the target format.



3. Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as the target format.



Tips: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

Step 3: Convert UEFA Euro 2016 Video to FCP/Premiere/Avid.

Hit the convert button under the preview windows, the program will start UEFA Euro 2016 footage to Premiere Pro, Avid or Final Cut Pro. When the conversion is completed, run FCP or Premiere Pro, Avid and import the converted footage to FCP or Premiere Pro, Avid for post production workflow.

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[size="4"]Trouble importing and editing 1080P files from Sony Handycam in FCP, iMovie, FCE on Mac OS X (El Capitan included)? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue.

As the newbie of the Sony Hanycam, our concern is how to import Sony Handycam video to Mac and how about the compatibility of Sony Handycam and FCP, iMovie, FCE.But it is difficult to play and edit the Sony Handycam AVCHD videos with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE on Mac due to its high rate compression and special codec.



In order to make the AVCHD videos from Sony Handycam compatible with Mac, the easy workaround is to convert Sony Handycam files. For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode Sony Handycam videos for editing, playing, sharing or uploading in detail. Below is how.

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1. First, connect Sony Handycam to Mac via usb cable, firewire, or a/v cable, turn on the camcorder and copy video files from Sony Handycam to Mac hard disk.

2. Download and install Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

It works as a best Sony Handycam MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11). With it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony Handycam MTS files to ProRes for FCP (X), AIC for iMovie/FCE. Plus, it can also help you to convert MTS/M2TS to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI etc. videos for different uses.

3. Launch Sony MTS Converter Mac and click add button to import 1080p Handycam video to the program.



4. Click "format" bar to choose the output format. There are many output format for you to choose: you can freely choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), or iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).



Tip: Click the Settings button; you can recommended to set the video size to 1920*1080, bit rate to high quality, and the frame rate to 30fps (25fps for original 50p videos), which can output the best quality videos.

5.  Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Sony Handycam 1080p AVCHD to iMovie/FCE/FCP friendly format on Mac OS X.

After the conversion, you can transfer video from Sony Handycam to Mac for further editing with FCP, FCE, iMovie smoothly.

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