How to edit Canon XF310 MXF files with FCP X on Mac natively? If you are trying to import MXF files recorded by Canon XF310 to FCP X for editing, you’d better read this article, and then you will learn the best Canon XF310 to FCP X editing workflow, and you can transcode Canon XF310 MXF files to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec for editing.
Canon XF310 is a new professional camcorder that released not long ago, it is the updated version of Canon XF300 which released several years ago. The new Canon XF310 has powerful hardware equipment, and it can help you to capture videos in MXF video format, which is a professional video format for storing videos.
“Hi there, recently I recorded some videos with Canon XF310 camcorder in MXF file format, the Canon XF310 is just by my company several days ago, it’s my first time to use this kind of camcorder. Now in my project I need to import MXF videos from Canon XF310 to FCP X, but I found Canon XF310 recorded MXF files can’t be supported by Final Cut Pro X, is there something wrong with me? Do I need to transcode Canon XF310 MXF files to FCP X supported format for importing and editing? Hope you can give me some suggestions, thank you very much!”
If you have recorded videos with Canon XF310, you may have the need to import MXF files from Canon XF310 to FCP X for editing on Mac, Final Cut Pro X is the most popular video editing software on Mac, so there are a few of users choose FCP X to edit their recordings. If you have tried to import Canon XF310 MXF to FCP X for editing, you may have found that Final Cut Pro X can’t support your Canon XF310 MXF files directly, what’s the reason? It is because MXF format is not native supported format of FCP X. From Apple FCP X official product page you will learn that FCP X native supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, only Apple ProRes codec videos are natively supported by FCP X, so the best way to import and edit Canon XF310 MXF files with FCP X is to convert Canon XF310 MXF to FCP X Apple ProRes codec MOV format, and then you can edit your videos smoothly.
To convert MXF files from Canon XF310 to FCP X supported Apple ProRes codec, we recommend you to use Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, this powerful software is the best MXF to Apple ProRes converter on the market, it can convert all the MXF videos, such as MXF videos recorded by Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, BlackMagic, etc. besides MXF format, you can also load HD videos like AVCHD MTS, M2TS, MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. into it for converting. This Canon XF310 MXF to FCP X converter has native output formats for editing programs, such as Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 4444 codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, AIC codec for iMovie, etc. there are rich output formats optimized, it can help you to convert any videos to any formats.
Step 1. Download Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, install this program on your Mac computer, this software also has Windows version, you can choose the version according to your need.
Step 2. Launch this Canon XF310 MXF to Final Cut Pro X converter, you will see the brief main interface, click “Add Files” button on the top left corner you will be able to load MXF files that you want to convert. You can also directly drag and drop videos into the software, batch loading and converting is supported.
Step 3. Select output format you need. Here we need to convert Canon XF310 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, so we choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), with this output format we can edit Canon XF310 files with FCP X smoothly. If you need to convert Canon XF310 MXF files to other format, you can choose output format according to your need.
Step 4. This Canon XF310 to FCP X converter has easy-to-use customization feature, you can click Settings button on the main interface to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec and others according to your need. For example, you can adjust the resolution to 1920*1080, and then you will get the 1080p videos.
Step 5. Click convert button on the main interface to start Canon XF310 to FCP X conversion process. Acrok MXF Converter for Mac will convert your Canon XF310 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 codec immediately.
Now you just need to wait some time, when your videos are converted, you can load converted videos into Final Cut Pro X and edit them natively, you won’t have Canon XF310 to FCP X importing and editing issues anymore.
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