To import Canon XA65 MXF files into Final Cut Pro you will need to convert your file using a powerful MXF Video Converter. Once you’ve converted your file you can choose your preferred file type to save it as that’s compatible with Final Cut Pro.
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You can start editing Canon XA65 .mp4 clips in Apple Final Cut Pro without transcoding. However, if your computer struggles to handle the Canon XA65 XF-AVC .mxf footage, you’d better transcode them to an intermediate format first, such as ProRes for Mac based Final Cut Pro FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6 , and Apple ProRes 422 for Windows based Final Cut Pro. The biggest benefit of conversion is that it reduces rendering time and makes the editing process smoother.
“Over the last few months, I have collected a “ton” of .mxf files copied from a Canon XA65 to hard drive folders with the intention of editing in Final Cut Pro some day. Unfortunately, today when I import them into FCP, I get an unsupported error. Is there a work-around to solve the issue?”
My workflow is to copy the original Canon XA65 MXF media with all the original folder and files structure into folders within my project structure and import from there. Everything goes well. In your case, I would assume you only copied the loose .mts clips without keeping the folder structure. If that’s the case, you will need to convert MXF files first for a fluid workflow in Final Cut Pro.
To achieve the goal, a professional MXF converter is needed. Overall, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (For Mac | For Windows) is the best choice for you. It allows users to prepare Canon XF-AVC videos to be standard compatible for Final Cut Pro effortlessly. It can help you transcodeCanon XA65 MXF to Apple ProRes with several simple steps. Just do some clicks on your mouse with your finger, you can easily get what you want.
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- Part 1: How to transcode Canon XA65 MXF files for use in Final Cut Pro on Mac?
- Part 2: How to transcode Canon XA65 MXF MXF files for use in Final Cut Pro on Windows?
Part 1. Convert Canon XA65 MXF files to ProRes codec for use in Final Cut Pro on Mac?
Import Canon XA65 MXF files
Start up Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac and click “Add File” to load Canon XA65 MXFfiles that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.
Click “Format” to select output format.
For Mac based Final Cut Pro, we would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The ProRes 422 codec will ensure a good balance between file size and file quality.
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. Before the video conversion, you can edit the loaded Canon XA65 footage as your need. You can trim video, crop video and add effects onto the video.
Start file conversion.
Click “Convert” to start transcoding Canon XA65 MXF files for Final Cut Pro on Mac. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open” to get the generated files for editing in FCP on your Mac with optimum performance.
Part 2. How to convert Canon XA65 MXF to ProRes MOV on Windows?
Import 4K MXF files.
Start up Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Windows and click “Add File” to load Canon XA65 MXF files that you need to convert into this 4K Video Converter. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Canon XA65 4K files into it to do conversion at a time.
Set output format.
For Windows users, we would recommend choosing “Editing Software” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
1. If you would like to play the MXF recordings on portable players like smartphone, tablet, etc, simply follow the corresponding profile group and select customized MP4 format. If you would like to watch the Canon XA65 MXF contents on Samrt via media players. To maintain HD video quality, you may follow "HD Video" -> "H.264 HD Video" (*.mp4) and customize the A/V parameters based on the media player and your Smart TV.
Start file conversion.
Click “Convert” to start transcoding Canon XA65 videos to ProRes codec on Windows. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open” to get the generated files for editing in Final Cut Pro with optimum performance. By the way, the consuming time grows with generated file size. If conversion takes long time, you can set auto shut down by checking the box of "Shut down computer after conversion".
That’s all. Hope this post will help those who are having issues working with Canon XA65 XF-AVC MXF footage in Final Cut Pro.