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Canon C300 MX F to FCP iMovie not working

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Canon C300 MX F to FCP iMovie not working
February 12, 2015 08:51PM
Canon C300 MX F to FCP/iMovie not working? A possible fix

Summary: Do you always encounter problems when you trying to imp ort Canon C300 MX F files to Final Cut Pro or iMovie directly? In this article, you will learn the easiest way to convert C300 MX F files to FCP/iMovie/FCE native supported Apple ProRes and AIC codec for editing smoothly.

With every new camera, comes many new questions about workflow. The Canon C300 can help us record vivid high-definition videos in MX F format which is often used in Sony, Panasonic and Canon high-end cameras and camcorders. The MX F format is good to record videos, but MX F files are not easy to use because many editing software and devices can't read MX F format videos, such as Apple's Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Express and iMovie. So how to solve the program when imp orting Canon C300 MX F footage into FCP 6/7 or other non-linear editing systems. Below, I will throw a quick guide up on how to ingest Canon C300 MX F footage into Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie and FCE for editing smoothly.

Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting MX F to ProRes or AIC mov on Mac. If you are interested doing likewise, check out pav tube MX F to MOV conv erter for Mac( pav tube MX F conv erter for Mac ). The program is an easy-to-use and intuitive Mac tool for camcorder users. It is good at batch converting MX F recordings shot by Panasonic P2 camcorders, Sony XDCAM camcorders, Canon XF series cameras to ProRes/AIC MOV formats compatible with your Mac Video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro (X), Final Cut Express, etc.

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Just free download or buy pav tube Mac MX F conv erter for Canon C300:

Step-by-step: Converting Canon C300 MX F to ProRes/AIC MOV on Mac

Step 1. Free download and run the best C300 MX F conv erter for Mac, add MX F captured videos to the program. You can not only click "Add video" button to imp ort Canon C300 MX F files.

You are allowed to load .MX F clips to pav tube MX F conv erter for Mac directly from your camera folder or a folder archived on your computer's HDD. If you want to load multiple .MX F files to convert for FCP X at a time, just drag and drop the entire folder into the Mac MX F conv erter software.


Step 2. Click the "Format" option, select the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as target format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov).

Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format is specially designed for using in Final Cut Pro X[/url] (include FCP 6/7). (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422)


And for editing Canon C300 MX F in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).

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Some more helpful features of the batch MX F to MOV conv erter for Mac:

1. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional)

Click "Settings" button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you'd better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you need.

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

Step 3. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start converting Canon C300 MX F to ProRes/AIC MOV for FCP/FCE/iMovie with a super fast speed. with the excellent C300 MX F to MOV conv erter, you can deal Canon C300 MX F footage on Mac with best video and audio quality as you want.

After converting Canon C300 MX F files, just according to the following tutorial imp ort the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing the video. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro X. You can also imp ort the output AIC MOV videos to iMovie/FCE for editing in full HD.

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Additional tips:

1. This Mac version can run on Yosemite smoothly and users don't have to worry about any conversion lagging off.

2. How to transfer files into FCP or iMovie may be very helpful for newbie who just walk into Mac world.

3. If you intend to merge multiple MX F clips into one file, simply check "Merge into one file" box.

4. If you would like to export Apple ProRes with multiple audio tracks kept, you may change to pav tube iMixMX F program. You're advised to take the article.

5. To learn more conversion solutions for Canon MX F clips captured, please refer to pav tube's Canon Column page.

6. For Win users, pav tube MX F conv erter added new features like H.265/HEVC will allow you to maintain even improve the original videos while only half file size compared to original ones.
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