Import 4K MXF videos from Canon XF750 to FCP X/7/6
"Hi admin, I purchased Canon XF705 yesterday, and I took some short clips outside. I startet a Final Cut Pro X Project with the version 10.3.4 at an Mac Pro. This editing software can't recognize the 4K .mxf footage. How to solve this problem? Should I install a new plug-in? Chuck Condron"
Canon has just announced the XF705 camcorder. The XF705 is the companies flagship model in the XF series and can shoot 4K UHD 50P in full 4:2:2 10-bit. Perhaps the cameras biggest drawcard is actually its new XF-HEVC codec. The XF705 Professional Camcorder features a Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor capable of 4K UHD video capture at 60p and slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD, making the camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, ENG applications and more. I believe you can opposite certainly such exquisite picture praises greatly.
If you are a video editor, you may edut the 4K H.265/HEVC or MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 recordings in some professional editing software, such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Vegas Movie Studio, Acrobat Pro DC, etc. When importing Canon XF705 4K footage to FCP 7, FCP 6 and FCP X (10.0.0-10.3.4 ), it shows codec missing or unavailiable. Even if you can load the MXF wrapper with the H.265 and MPEG-4 codecs in FCP X (10.4-10.4.1), you can't edit the loaded files smoothly. And you have to spend long time on rendering the loaded files. To quickly solve the issue, you'd try transcoding H.265 anf MPEG-4 codec to someting you're comfroatble with editing using Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6).
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac spells simplicity, efficiency and quality. It lets you transcode Canon XF705 videos to Final Cut Pro native codec - Apple ProRes. This is a smart tool specially designed for 4k users to preview and convert 4K as well as 1080p recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into any editing software to do further editing. Below is the step-by-step guide for you.
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How to convert Canon XF705 4K videos to FCP X native video formats?
Install and run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as the top 4K video converter and H.265 video converter. Click "Add files" icon to load your Canon XF705 4K footage into this program. You can play the loaded files via preview window.
Choose output format
This software provide Final cut Pro users with best output options. You can choose any one as you needs. Here, "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" is your best choice. For getting 4K output files, please click "Settings" button then sen the output resolution. 1080p would be the best settings for FCP 7 and FCP 6.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click "Edit" icon to edit the Canon 80D files via Canon Video Converter. On the "Video Editor" Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add 3D effect, reset, and adjust volume.
Tap "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon XF705 4K MXF files to ProRes codec for FCP X under Mac OS. Once the conversion is done, you can simply import the converted footage into FCP for further editing.