MXF file seems to be one of the widely-supported native video formats. But you might sometimes fail to import some Canon XA60 XF-AVC files toFinal Cut Pro. Does FCP support MXF files? And what is the best solution to fix the Canon XA60 MXF in Final Cut Pro error? Read on to unlock the answers!
The Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera that features many similarities to its XA45 predecessor, including UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output, making it suitable for the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. The new XA60 offers high-quality 4K recording with newly added features such as UVC (USB Video Class), 1/5.84cm (2.3in)-type CMOS sensor, optical 20x zoom lens, improved LCD, EVF and USB power supply(PD-E1). We can record 4K XF-AVC and MP4 format with Canon XA60 easily.
Considering buying new camcorder for professional video? Canon XA60 would be a good choice which offers broadcast quality 4K with advanced features such as high speed Auto Focus, Instant HDR Workflow. While, before buying anything, most guys would do some research into how well it edit in Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie or any other video editing programs. From what we have read the Canon XA60 can use XF-AVC codec. If you wanna know how to import 4K MXF to Final Cut Pro for editing, just read on.
From relevant forums, we got know that Final Cut Pro (even the 10.6.10) can’t work Canon XF-AVC MXF natively. The basic reason is that as it happens with XF-AVC is not for editing, is for delivery. That means editing Canon XA60 MXF in Final Cut Pro (Final Cut Pro 10.0.0 – 10.6.10, FCP X, FC 7, FCP 6) is not an easy work. To get rid of the trouble, we share a quick and smooth workflow below.
How to Convert Canon XA60 MXF to Editable Format on Mac?
Install MXF video converter
First download and install Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (or Windows version). Overall, this MXF to Final Cut Pro converter can enable you to effortlessly transcode Canon XA60 MXF to Apple ProRes codecs ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with all versions of Final Cut Pro. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.
After installing the 4K Video Converter program on Mac and run it. Click “Add file (s)” button on the top of the main interface to import source videos to the program. It supports batch conversion. You can play the loaded Canon XA60 video via preview window.
Choose ProRes profile
Click “Format” pull down list to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the best video format for Final Cut Pro. Apple ProRes 4444 MOV is a good output option too. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want. To get original video resolution, please select "Orginal" in "Resolution" column.
Convert MXF to ProRes codec
Click the “Convert”icon, and the Canon Video Converter will start converting XA60 MXF to the Apple PorRes MOV format you set. Now you can start fun away with editing Canon XA60 MXF footage in AFinal Cut Pro without any problem.