“Which software do I need to convert c300 files to be readable in FCP 7? I have more than 200 MXF files, I need to batch process them. Can anyone help regarding this conversion?”
The Canon EOS C300 camera brings Canon’s expertise and decades of experience sensors, lenses, image processing and design to the world of motion picture capture. It supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution with Canon XF codec, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems.
Final Cut Pro 7 is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. Although this new released FCP 7 supports HD Videos with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60, the Canon EOS C300 MXF is incompatible with Mac FCP 7!
So if you want to edit Canon EOS C300 1080p MXF in Final Cut Pro 7, you are recommended to use aPubsoft MXF Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Canon C300 MXF to FCP 7 converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Canon C300 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV on Mac, but also merges MXF files for import into Final Cut Pro 7.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Canon C300 1080p MXF to Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Maverick/Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Import MXF files to the top aPubsoft Canon C300 MXF Converter for Mac.
(Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon C300 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the “add” button to browse to import MXF videos)
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro-> Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)”, it’s the best format for editing in Final Cut Pro 7.
Step 3. Merge Canon C300 MXF files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Canon C300 MXF converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Canon C300 MXF to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Canon MXF converter starts converting Canon C300 MXF videos to prores.mov, and joining the MXF files for editing in Final Cut Pro 7.
After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro 7 and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
Some more helpful features of the app:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Edit – click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.