Import/Load Canon C500 MXF to FCP X/7/6 on Mac

Canon EOS C500 is a new digital cinema camera capable of 4K-resolution (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) video output. Designed for motion picture and high resolution digital production industries, the EOS C500 offers the ability to output 4K-resolution images as RAW data for recording using an external device. The camera’s uncompressed 4K output also unleashes the full potential of Canon’s expanding range of 4K-resolution EF Cinema Lenses, while an EF mount with Cinema Lock makes it easier for operators to switch lenses during shooting.

As well as uncompressed 4K footage, the EOS C500 supports 12-bit or 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 output signals for 2K (2048 x 1080 pixels) or Full HD off-board recording – delivering rich colour and high compatibility with image processes such as chroma key positioning. The camera also supports frame rates up to 120p in both 4K and 2K modes, providing enhanced creative flexibility for high-speed (slow motion) video capture.

Many users have problems when importing Canon C500 MXF to FCP 6/7/X. How to edit Canon C500 MXF in FCP? Why FCP X can’t import C500 video files? If I plan to transcode Canon C500 video for FCP, which software should I choose? And how to use it? Please show me a guide help me import and edit Canon C500 video in FCP.

“I recently purchased a Canon C500 HD Camcorder and currently using Final Cut Pro X, but I can not load Canon C500 MXF footages to FCP X, can you help?”

“I’m using FCP 7. I haven’t found a way to bring MXF files into FCP. It’s kind of a pain, I’d prefer we were using the same files. Can I import and work with Canon C500 MXF in FCP?”

Canon C500 video format is MXF. FCP doesn’t support Canon C500 MXF video importing. For importing C500 video to FCP, you have to convert C500 video to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 for FCP 7 and FCP X. And UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac – Canon C500 to FCP Converter is your best choice to transcode Canon C500 video to Apple ProRes video for FCP.

Step 1. Install the Mac MXF to Apple ProRes converter on your Mac. Run it and import your Canon C500 MXF footage into this program.

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Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) as output.

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Step 3. Start converting Canon C500 MXF recordings to ProRes by clicking the “Convert” button.
Now, just wait until the conversion finished, then, you can easily import ProRes MOV files into FCP for editing. Hope the Canon C500 MXF to FCP converter for Mac really helps.

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