“I’m having trouble transcoding my MXF files into 4-channels of audio. I fed an XLR based shotgun mic + (1) wireless lav into my Canon C300 and I’m hoping to transcode that data into ProRes422 files for FCP.”
It’s not easy for FCP to read and recognize C300 MXF files. And it seems harder to keep multi audio tracks in C300 MXF. How to transcode C300 MXF to RroRes422 with 4 audio tracks preserved?
With Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac, a superb MXF multi-track preserver with the powerful functions to mix and preserve multiple audio tracks in MXF files for editing systems on Mac, including the latest Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you can solve this problem fast and easily.
Below is step by step guide about How to keep 4 audio tracks in Canon C300 MXF for FCP on Mac. (The guide is also suitable for multi-track Camcorder MXF files from Sony, Panasonic and other HD camcorder series of Canon.)
Step1: Add C300 4-track audio MXF file to Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac
Click “add video” icon or drag and drop MXF files into file area.
Step2: select multi-track ProRes MOV as 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 audio and video quality for post-production in FCP.
Step3: Set audio and video profile
Before C300 transcode 4-audio track MXF to ProRes 422 MOV, you can adjust audio and video profile for certain needs of post-production. Then you should ensure that all audio tracks in original MXF recordings are checked.
1. You can also do video settings after selecting audio track.
2. The audio and video quality of output video depends on your source Canon C300 MXF files. The high quality the original MXF is with, the higher quality the output MOV will be with.
Step4: Click “Convert” to export MXF file with 4-channels of audio preserved
You can easily learn the conversion progress from the progress bar. After conversion completed, you can click “Open output folder” icon to locate the output multi-track ProRes HQ MOV videos.
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