What’s the best workflow to edit Canon XF400 MXF files with Final Cut Pro X? If you have recorded MXF videos with Canon XF400, you can follow this article to get the best Canon XF400 to FCP X importing and editing workflow. We will share the best MXF converter with you, which can transcode MXF files from Canon XF400 to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec for editing.
How to edit Canon XF400 MXF files with Final Cut Pro X?
“Hi there, I bought a new camcorder Canon XF400 to record 4K videos during my trip. In the past week I have recorded a lot of 4K videos in MXF video format, it’s the first time for me to deal with this kind of video format. What I want is to load MXF files form Canon XF400 to FCP X and editing on my iMac, and then I will upload the converted videos to YouTube for sharing. I have tried to import MXF videos from Canon XF400 to Final Cut Pro X, but these MXF files are not well supported by Final Cut Pro X on Mac. My friend told me to transcode Canon XF400 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, should I do this conversion? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”
Canon XF400 is a new camcorder released not long ago, it has used powerful hardware, for example it features Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor, with the help of this sensor you can record 4K UHD videos at 60p, or slow motion recording up to 120fps in 1080p, since it released many professional users have bought Canon XF400 for professional productions, creative fields and more.
After you recorded some videos with Canon XF400 camcorder, you may want to import recordings into Final Cut Pro X for editing on Mac. As the question showed above, some users have problem to load Canon XF400 MXF files to FCP X on Mac. What caused the issue? It is because Canon XF400 MXF video format is not native supported by Apple Final Cut Pro X, you will need to convert Canon XF400 MXF files to FCP X native supported video codec for editing. From Apple FCP X official website you will know that Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec is the native supported codec of FCP X, so the best Canon XF400 to FCP X workflow is to convert MXF files from Canon XF400 to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, and then you can edit Canon XF400 MXF files with Final Cut Pro X on Mac natively.
We recommend you to use Acrok MXF Converter for Mac to convert MXF to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, this is the best MXF video converter on the market, it can convert 4K MXF videos as well as other HD videos to FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec for editing. Besides Apple ProRes codec, you can also convert videos to other formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, MKV, etc. this is very powerful MXF converter.
Step 1. Download Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, install this Canon XF400 MXF converter on your computer, run it as the best Canon XF400 MXF to FCP X converter.
Step 2. Click “Add Files” button to import Canon XF400 MXF files into Acrok MXF Converter for Mac. Or you can directly drag and drop videos into Acrok software.
Step 3. Choose output file format. From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose “Final Cut Pro” -> “Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)” as the high quality output format for editing in Final Cut Pro X.
Step 4. Before convert MXF video from Canon XF400 to Final Cut Pro X, you can click “Settings” button to customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. if you don’t want to adjust please skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button on the main interface of the Canon XF400 MXF converter, start the Canon XF400 to FCP X conversion process. When the conversion is completed, feel free to import Canon XF400 footage to FCP X for post-production workflow.
From the steps above you may know that it’s very easy to transcode MXF files from Canon XF400 to FCP X with Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, just download this program and take a try, hope Acrok MXF Converter can help you!
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