Canon C300 is an outstanding symbol of Canon’s HD camcorders. Burgeoning line of EF Cinema Zoom and Prime lenses which match up perfectly with the 3-perf Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor, making C300 an ideal tool for professional cinematographers capturing motion pictures that will stand up to rigorous post-production processes.
The C300 shoots videos with the extension of MXF, a container format for professional digital video and audio media. MXF to FCP importing issue is not a fresh topic, and C300 MXF is not an exception.
Will you install a Canon C300 XF plug-in can solve all of your problems, successfully import C300 MXF files into FCP 7 Mac?
XF Plug-in expects to see compact flash cards straight from the camera and doesn’t seem to work very well with folders on an HDD. In the case of the MXF clips are not copied over from the CF card correctly or the folders are renamed, you have to reset the directory structure to make FCP sees the files in Log & Transfer. And sometimes, you shot abroad and ‘guerilla” without the CF/disk images cards to import directly to the FCP Plug-in, and perhaps you can’t remember the exact file path to recreate the disk image.
“I recently filmed with a c300 that used two channels of audio: a shotgun microphone and a lav microphone. Will this program bring in both tracks of audio to Final Cut? Is there a way to import the MXF video into Final Cut Pro without the camera or XF Utility?”
My suggestion is to convert MXF footage to Apple ProRes 422 with Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac software because FCP needs to have all the footage on a timeline in the single codec, otherwise it needs to render everything and does not preview MXF clips in realtime.
Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac, a final cut pro support MXF conversion software, is able to load MXF files directly from the camera, or read from a folder stored on your Mac HDD or an external hard drive, as well as separate MXF clips out of the camera’s original folder structure. Most important point is that this MXF to FCP Mac conversion tool has the capability of keeping multiple audio tracks in your source material.
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This article is a tutorial of transcoding from Canon C300 MXF to Apple Pro Res with two channels of audio for FCP. Here we go!
Step1: Load C300 MXF material to Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac
Click “add video” icon or drag and drop Canon C300 MXF files into file area.
Tip: Canon make the files MXF wrapper brings together video, audio, metadata, and timecode in a package, you can enjoy robust support from TransMXF Pro conversion program.
Step2: choose the output format
Click the “format” and choose the “Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProPres 422 HQ (*.mov)” files as the output format. Apple ProRes 422 HQ offers the utmost possible quality for importing C300 MXF into Apple ProRes with 2 audio tracks.
Step3: Set multi-task settings
Make sure that you check all audio tracks in source MXF to keep the output ProRes MOV with 2 channels of audio for FCP editing.
Befor you convert MXF to ProRes with 2 channels of audio, you can also freely set audio and video profile.
Step4: Convert C300 MXF files into multiple track MOV
Click “Start Conversion” icon, TransMXF Pro for Mac will convert MXF to multiple tracks MOV with high quality and perfect video/audio synchronization. You can preview output MOV when conversion completed.
Now, you get all things done with Aunsoft TransMXF Pro. Easy for FCP, this program offers you a best initial conversion to import MXF file to Pro Res with two channels of audio or all original multiple audio tracks.