Not long ago Canon released its new professional camcorder XC15, this is powerful camcorder that can shoot 4K videos in high quality, in this article we will share the best Canon XC15 to FCP X editing workflow with you, you will get the best way to transcode MXF files from Canon XC15 to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes 422 or prores 4444 codec, and then you can Edit Canon XC15 MXF files with FCP X natively.
“Can anyone share the best Canon XC15 to FCP X workflow with me? Several days ago I purchased the Canon XC15 camcorder to record high quality videos for my own project. I have recorded some videos in the past days, and now I need to import videos from Canon XC15 to FCP X for editing on Mac, but when I try to load files from Canon XC15 to FCP X, I found the final cut Pro X can’t support Canon XC15 recorded videos, videos recorded by Canon XC15 are all in MXF video format, it is the first time for me to use MXF format, so I don’t know why FCP X can’t support Canon XC15 MXF files well, can anyone give me some suggestions to edit Canon XC15 MXF files with FCP X? Thank you!”
XC15 is one of the latest camcorders from Canon, many professional users have bought Canon XC15 to replace their old camcorders. Most users have used Canon XC15 recorded some high quality videos in MXF format, but there are many users have reported that they have problem to import MXF files from Canon XC15 to FCP X for editing smoothly, have you encountered this kind of issue? This issue is caused by the Canon XC15 recorded MXF file format. MXF video format is a special recording format for high-end camcorders, and this format is not supported by final cut Pro X natively, if you try to import MXF files from Canon XC15 to FCP X for editing, you will get problems.
From the information above you may have known that final cut Pro X can’t support Canon XC15 MXF files directly, in this case how can we import MXF files from Canon XC15 to FCP X and edit natively? The best Canon XC15 to FCP X workflow is to convert Canon XC15 MXF files to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 codec MOV format, this is the native editing codec for final cut Pro X, with this codec you won’t have any editing issues.
To convert Canon XC15 files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, we would like to recommend the best MXF to FCP X converter for you, this program is Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, it is the best MXF converter on the market, it can convert all kinds of MXF videos that recorded by Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, BlackMagic, etc. this MXF to FCP X converter has many optimized formats for editing programs and playable devices, such as Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, etc. now you can get this top Canon XC15 MXF converter and use it to convert MXF files from Canon XC15 to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 codec for editing natively.
Step 1. Download Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, install this program on your Mac computer. This software also has Windows version, you can use Windows version or Mac version to convert MXF files and HD videos to nearly any formats you need.
Step 2. After you installed this Canon XC15 to FCP X converter, run it you will see the brief main interface, to import Canon XC15 recorded MXF files into Acrok MXF converter, you can click “Add Files” button on the top left corner, and then you can import Canon XC15 recorded MXF videos into Acrok software for converting.
Step 3. Select FCP X native supported format as output format. Just click format column and you will see there are rich output formats, to edit Canon XC15 MXF files with FCP X natively, you can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is native editing format for FCP X. If you want to convert Canon XC15 MXF files to other formats, you can choose output format according to your need.
Step 4. Customization feature is supported by this Canon XC15 to FCP X converter, after you selected the output format, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec, etc. if you don’t need to adjust, you can skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Canon XC15 to FCP X conversion process.
When your Canon XC15 MXF files are converted to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, you can get the converted videos and then import them into final cut Pro X, and then you can edit Canon XC15 MXF files with FCP X in Apple ProRes codec, and you won’t have any importing or editing issues.
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