Monday, July 29, 2013

Audio Track Mixer: Mix Canon C500 MXF to multi-track Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7

If you have problems with importing Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac, please follow this post below to know the esay solution to convert Canon C500 mxf footage to multi-track apple prores. 

Canon has officially announced the EOS C500, the professional 4K video camera output that it promised at the NAB trade show in April. A continuation of the concept of the C300, it can capture Raw 4K video footage and offers frame rates of up to 120fps in compressed 4K. It also captures 2K footage (2,048 x 1,080 pixels) at 12-bit, with 4:4:4 Y'CbCr chroma sub-sampling for high colour resolution.

With this professional EOS C500, you may have recorded many footage and want to do some editing work with FCP 6/7 to get better video effect. And you will find the following problem:

Q1: Using a card reader to download my footage shot with my Canon EOS C500 into FCP. My FCP 7 crashed while opening. If I am using Canon XF utility to backup the files, find out they are not readable? What's that? I am sure the videos are playable on C500. So strange. Any insight here how can I import these files into FCP 7?

Q2: I want to extract a small clip from my C500 and edit it in FCP 6, is there anyway to keep all my audio tracks? 

I believe you this is a common issue many new Canon users may meet, and most of them will choose to install a Canon C500 XF plugin for FCP. But unfortunately, at last they get little success: some don't want to upgrade, some has audio problems, and some may be confused with the complex procedure.

Then to make it smooth and easy to edit Canon C500 MXF to FCP 6/7 on Mac (including Mavericks 10.9), you can switch to a third party tool - Pavtube iMixMXF. I think it's much easier for me. It can not only convert Canon EOS C500 MXF .mxf to FCP 6/7 best editing codec Apple prores, but also has editing functions and unique multi-track preserving feature.

Convert Muti-track MXF files from Canon C500 to FCP 6/7 for editing

Step 1. Free download, install, and run Muti-track MXF Converter for FCP 6/7. 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. 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.

Step 4. When above steps finished, you can click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon C500 MXF to mult-track ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7 with a super fast speed.

With the excellent multi-track MXF to FCP Converter, you can work with Canon C500 MXF files in FCP 6/7 on Mac Mavericks with multi-track preserving and with best video and audio quality as you want.

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If you don't want to get multi-track videos or your videos has less that two audio track, you can try Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, a profession MXF Converter and a good partner with your simple and efficient MXF conversion workflow on Mac.

Canon Related Tutorial:

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