Specialized for motion picture and high resolution digital production industries, Canon EOS C500, a high-end professional camcorder, offers the ability to record 4K , 2K, FHD videos. Meanwhile C500 allows users to record multi-track MXF footage with difference microphones for better audio quality.
So if you want to transcode multi-track C500 MXF files in FCP, FCP7 or FCP X for post-production, there are two problems you cannot avoid of. One is how to load MXF, the incompatible video format into FCP. Since Canon XF plug-in is not work well to import MXF to FCP, a third party converter, which transcode MXF to ProRes codec for FCP, can solve this problem easily. So another problem can’t be ignored any more: How to preserve all audio tracks in C500 MXF footage for further editing in FCP? And perhaps audio and video profiles also need to be adjusted before loaded into FCP.
To be specific, is there an easy way to Transcode Canon C500 MXF clips to ProRes HQ with multiple audio tracks at 30Mbps?
Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac, more than MXF converter, is a great MXF multi-track preserver with the powerful functions to select and preserve multiple audio tracks in original MXF files, as well as audio and video profile settings.
Step 1: Add Canon EOS C500 MXF material to TransMXF Pro for Mac
Launch TransMXF Pro for Mac software,import MXF files to it. Click “add video or drag MXF files into file area.
Step2: select the output format
Click the “format” and choose the “Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)” files as the output format for FCP. Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ offers the utmost possible quality for C500 MXF, which provides higher audio and video quality for post-production on FCP.
Step3: Set audio and video profile
Firstly, you should check all audio tracks to preserve the multi-track in original MXF. Then set audio bitrates as 384000 and the sample rate as 48000, as well as video bitrates at high quality. The settings will guarantee the video and audio quality of output multi-track ProRes HQ at 30Mbps.
Tips: The exported bitrate depends on your source Canon C500 MXF files. The higher bitrate the original MXF was with, the higher bitrate the output MOV will be with.
Step 4: Click “Convert” icon to start convert Canon C500 MXF files to Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ at 30Mbps
After conversion completed, you can click “Open output folder” icon to locate the output multi-track ProRes HQ MOV videos for FCP editing on Mac.