Summary: From this article, you can know the best codec for importing Canon XF100 multi-track MXF clips to Final Cut Pro editing on Mac, and only need to convert Canon XF100 MXF to multi-track ProRes 422 with the best multi-track MXF Converter for Mac.
Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. XF100 offers some exciting new features of its own, it is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF100 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets. XF100 adopts MPEG-2 Long GOP compression (also known as Canon XF Codec) and MXF file wrapper to wrap video and audio in a single file along with important metadata. But unfortunately, Canon XF100 MXF files can't be recognised directly by Final Cut Pro X.
In order to import the multi-track MXF clips from Canon XF100 to FCP, the best way is to transcode XF100 MXF files to Final Cut Pro native multi-track Apple Prores 422 .mov format. Along with some help from a top multi-track MXF Converter for Mac, it can be done. Pavtube iMixMXFis exactly what you need.With it you are allowed to preserve all or any audio tracks for output Prores .MOV and mix the multiple audio tracks into one if you need. I have tried it and it's a great program and works fine for editing in my Final Cut Pro. The original recorded mxf clips have 2 channels of audio, and I correctly get the converted video will all multi channels of audio preserved.
To help those who wanna edit Canon XF100 MXF files in FCP without problems, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert Canon XF100 MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV format for Final Cut Pro X editing flawlessly.
Step 1. Free download and run the best Pavtube Multi-audio track MXF Converter for Mac, add MXF captured videos to the program. You can not only click "add video" button to import Canon mxf files, but also you can click "add from folder" button to add MXF folder.
Step 2. Select output profile. If you want to edit multi-track XF100 MXF file in Final Cut Pro, suggest you choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) .
Tips: You can adjust video and audio parameters.(Optional)
Click "Settings" to free select needed video/audio tracks. Check the tracks you need and left others unchecked, thus you can get Multi-track MOV with your needed audio streams. Note there's a mix into one track icon on the bottom, it will combine all your checked audio tracks into single one.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start encoding Canon XF100 MXF to multi-track ProRes 422 MOV for FCP.
Once the Canon XF100 MXF file transcoding finished, click “Open” button to get the generated ProRes files.
Now you are ready to import the rewrapped XF100 multi-track MXF clips into Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 for post-production without rendering through "File > Import > Files"...
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