Summary: Can't import Canon C500 MXF video to Final Cut Pro smoothly? In this article will give you the answer how to import Canon C500 MXF video to Final Cut Pro 7 with keeping multi audio channels.
The Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera capitalizes on the groundbreaking ergonomic design of the EOS C300 camera, and offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K image acquisition. It also supports full HD recordings with 59.94i/29.98p/23.98p frame rate.
I shot footage on the Canon C500. I would like to import my .mxf files to Apple ProRes so that I can edit in Final Cut Pro 7. Any simple step by step method to get my footage onto my timeline so that I can edit. And how to keep all the original audio channels preserved?
C500 MXF recordings will not be recognized by FCP 6/7. Hereby if you want to edit them in Final Cut 7, the Apple Prores encoded MOV is mostly recommended. That is to say, you need to convert Canon C500 mxf to Prores for FCP. And to keep the original audios preserved when converting, Pavtube iMixMXF can help you to get it done.
With it you can do MXF to Prores conversion keeping the original quality at its best, meanwhile 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. To help most C500 users to get rid of the multi-track MXF importing problem with FCP 6/7, I provide a brief guide here.
Step 1. Run Muti-track MXF Converter for FCP 7. Click "Add Video" button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the C500 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose output format. Click and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov), it's the best format for editing Canon C500 multi-track MXF files in Final Cut Pro 6/7.
Step 3. Video and audio settings. (Optional)
Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to keep.
Follow the bottom left icon to "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.
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