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Canon XC10 MXF Files to FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Workflow

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can smoothly import and edit Canon XC10 MXF files in FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid by transcoding/converting XC10 MXF to an ideal editable format on Mac.

As a new Canon XC10 user, you may be confused with the XC10 workflow. Here I’m looking at importing XC10 footage into various non-linear editing systems (NLE). The XC10 uses the same workflow as the Canon XF series of cameras (which includes the C300, C500, XF305, XF300, XF105 and XF100), because it records in the same format. Below, I outline how to import Canon XC10 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 XC10 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 UFUSoft HD 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 XC10 editing issues on Windows, please get MXF Converter.

Convert and import Canon XC10 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.

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Tip: You can join several MXF clips together via selecting all MXF files and click Merge.

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

a. For editing Canon XC10 MXF in FCP, select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format.

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b. To import Canon XC10 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 XC10 MXF to AIC .mov for editing smoothly.

d. To solve Canon XC10 .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 XC10 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.

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