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Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

I shot footage on the Canon C300. I would like to import my .mxf files to Apple ProRes so that I can edit in Final Cut Pro 6 and Final Cut Pro 7.

 

Any simple step by step method to get my footage onto my timeline so that I can edit.

 

Been going around in circles for 2 days with this.

Thanks Daron

 

www.daronkeet.com

 

PS I'll buy coffee for anyone who helps me figure this out  when you are next in Santa Monica

 

 

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Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

Hello Daron,

Sorry to hear that you are having difficulty importing clips from the EOS C300 into Final Cut Pro.  While we are unable to provide you with a step by step procedure, there are some things to try to make your import successful.  For starters, ensure that you have the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro 1.3 installed on your computer.  This would ensure that files from the EOS C300 can be imported.  Also make sure that you are using the log and transfer function within Final Cut Pro.  Bringing video and trying to put it into the timeline without using log and transfer may not be successful.

There is an article on our web site about the Plugin too if you wanted to take a look at that as well. 

http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/blogs/2012/20120224_xf_plugin_fcp_x.shtml

 

If you still experience issues with Final Cut Pro, you may need to contact Apple directly for assistance.

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Registered: ‎07-04-2013

Re: Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

The Canon XF plugin does not appear to support the newer C300 record format (1920X1080, 23.976fps), at least for FCP version 7.0.  I went so far as downloading it from Canon's page, but then got a warning during installation.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-19-2013

Re: Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

I use  Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac to solve MXF questions, and have used for a period of time, I think it is as good, so I want to share with you. it offers special formats ProRes 422 MOV for editting MXF videos in FCP, so I think it can help you.

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-12-2013

Re: Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

[ Edited ]

Method A: Using Canon XF Plugin Softwares (Plugins: latest Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro, Canon XF Utility)

Method B: With a MXF Converter.  which better? you can read this article:  canon xf plugin vs converter

 

 

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Registered: ‎09-24-2013

Re: Canon C300 file structure is broken- how to do

Here I'd share something just happened on me. I got some C300 MXF file, when I import them  to FCP, the program didn't recognized the videos. Got some tech support from others, I know my Canon C300 card structure was broken. I've tried my best to find out a way to solve the issue. Now it was resolved. Anyone here got some broken MXF files for editing in FCP, link here

 

Tip: When you handle your MXF files, you'd better backup your file structure first. 

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Registered: ‎06-26-2014

Re: Canon C300 file structure is broken- how to do

[ Edited ]

In order to make Canon C300 MXF files editable in FCP, Canon launches some related XF plug-ins, via which you can transfer your MXF recordings to your Mac editing software. But as far as we know, Canon XF utility was not used to capture videos from CF cards on location. That is to say, XF utility is not effective for importing Canon MXF clips from CF cards.  Besides, due to the limitation of the XF utility, even though you have installed the XF utility, you still get the error message: "(folder name)" contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.". The problem may lie in that the version of your Final Cut Pro or your Mac OS has not been up to its requirement. And it will cost you more money to update of FCP and OS. What is the best and most convenient way to get Canon MXF clips from CF cards to FCP? The answer is a UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, which is good at MXF to ProRes conversion for FCP editing.

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Registered: ‎09-04-2014

Re: Canon C300 file structure is broken- how to do

 MXF converter for mac  can easily convert any kinds of MXF files from Sony, Panasonic, Canonon on Macwithout quality loss. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. convert MXF  If you are on Window PC, please get the Windows MXF Converter

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Posts: 58
Registered: ‎11-16-2014

Re: Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

Well, the video shot by the Canon C300 came out as mxf, which the FCP can't comptiable. But I do have found some way to figure this out. It is better to choose to convert your video into Prores and load ot your FCP again.
This pavtubeimixmxf can totally sovle your problem, you can just google it for it has this special output format for FCP , ProRes. and also like Sony Vegas and other edit software formats. Hope this can help you.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-03-2014

Re: Canon C300 .mxf files import to Final Cut Pro 7 [Apple ProRes]

In my first experience with .mxf files I am at a lost as to how to import these files into Final Cut Pro 7 without the camera or XF utility program. I was given the video files on a flash drive. I have several folders with five files each in them. (cif, cpf, xml, mxf, and sif) Is there a way to rewarp the video into Final Cut without the camera or XF Utility?

How to solve these problems,  I'm sure there are differing opinions on this, but for me, here's the workflow I've implemented: Convert Canon C300 MXF files to FCP most compatible format with a professional format shifting software comes from brorsoft. The software solves my problems easily.

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