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Transcode Canon C300 MXF to ProRes for using in FCP 6/7/X on Mac

Posted by on Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

Summary: Focus on Canon C300 Compatibility with Final Cut Pro. Read this article to get the best MXF to ProRes 422 Converter to convert Canon C300 MXF to ProRes for importing to FCP 6/7/X editing.

Canon has introduced a new Cinema EOS system, made up of a new interchangeable-lens digital video camcorder, the EOS C300, and seven 4K EF cinema lenses. The launch, held in Hollywood with Martin Scorsese as guest speaker, and in Berlin, which BJP was invited to attend, marked Canon’s official entry into the motion-picture production industry. Since Canon unveiled its C300 years ago, it has been surprised by the camera’s success with filmmakers.
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I have a friend who is an Engineer and IT Manger for Moving Picture Electronic Services. He has his lovely C300 camcorder and often use it to shoot web marketing videos for a large online college. But recently he got something headche:

A card download error on location of some canon C300 media required our company to seek a means to convert the C300′s mxf files to prores from a broken folder directory structure. I want a video converter for me to change the format of the footages so that I can finish my C300 MXF editing in FCP. Do you have any good idea about the video converter, of course, as easy-to-use as possible.

Anyway, to help him solve the C300 editing problem in FCP and to find the best Canon C300 mxf to ProRes Converter, I did some google search. Based on the quick research I performed, Pavtube Canon MXF Converter for Mac seemed to be proper fit. It is an all-in-one Blu-ray, DVD and Video Converter which is versatile, easy to use, and inexpensive. No changes, Pavtube did exactly what I needed it to do in an efficient manner. With it, I have successfully converted the MXF files from C300 that my friends sent to me into Prores for imporing in FCP.  Plus, I can extract the audio files from the videos and save them in the currently used audio formats as well.

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Below is a guide for you to convert Canon MXF to FCP with Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec, then you can edit Canon C300 MXF in FCP 6/7/X smoothly. If you have the same issues as my friend encountered, you can refer to it.

Step 1. Run Pavtube Mac MXF Converter for FCP, click “Add Video” button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the C300 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

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Step 2. Click “format” bar to choose output format. Move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) as output format, it’s the best format for editing Canon C300 MXF in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

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Step 3. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional)

To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.

Step 4. When above steps finished, you can click “Convert” button to start to transcode Canon C300 MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV for Final Cut Pro6/7/X with a super fast speed.

After conversion, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you saved the converted MXF clips with multiple audio tracks to. Choose the files that you’d like to add.

With the excellent C300 MXF to FCP Converter, you can perfectly use Canon C300 MXF files on Mac in FCP 6/7/X with best video and audio quality as you want.

Additional Contents

If your MXF files have 2 audio tracks or more, here is a new program specially designed for multi-track preserving and mixing features, named iMixMXF. You can download the trial version for evaluation!

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Encoding Canon XF100 MXF for iMovie/FCE on Mac Mavericks

Posted by on Friday, 26 July, 2013

Summary: Here it mainly shows an easy way to transcode Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV on Mavericks so that you can smoothly import and edit Canon XF100 recorded MXF footage in iMovie/FCE without rendering.

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Compact in size, light weight and fully featured, the Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF100 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets. What a pity that MXF is not the suitable one for most NLEs, such as the FCP, After Effects, etc.

Tips: Best MXF Video Converter Review

Question: I have some MXF files from a normal Canon XF100 and want to convert them into any format that iMovie/FCE adopts. The key point is I don’t want to loss any of the audio channels that I recorded with two microphones. Is that any work flow for this?

Here is the easy way to fix it, namely, converting Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV on Mac (including the recent Mavericks). If you are interested doing likewise, check out Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, the best MXF to MOV Converter, which features with batch processing and joining of multiple MXF videos into one file. The editing feature to trim the recorded videos is great, as you can control the content for conversion.

Guide on how to convert Canon XF100 MXF files to AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac Mavericks.

Step 1: Capture/Import MXF files to Mac MXF Converter.

Connect Canon XF100 camcorder to computer via USB cable, and launch the best MXF Converter for Mavericks from Application folder. Load .mxf videos from XF100. This Canon MXF Video Converter can convert Canon XF100 MXF export lossless compression video/audio compatible with iMovie/FCE on Mac.

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Step 2: Choose MOV with Apple Intermediate Code AIC output format.

Click the “Format” option and choose ” iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format with high quality for iMovie/Final Cut Express.

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Tips: To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.

Step 3: Merge Canon XF100 MXF files into one. (optional)

Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and this Mavericks MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4: Edit and trim Canon XF100 MXF videos. (optional)

Select the file you want to trim and click the “Edit” button, you will face the Edit window with original video and output video preview. You can enter exact time point as the set in and set out for trimming.

Step 5: Transcode Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV on Mac Mavericks.

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, and Canon MXF Converter will start the conversion from Canon XF100 MXF to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac Mavericks. Hopefully the guide above will be of some help for you.

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Get the Best Flip4mac Alternative for Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 July, 2013

Flip4Mac is the official Windows Media Player on the Mac – supported and hosted by Microsoft. It is Free with limited functionality application. And it combines the best of a system wide QuickTime Player integration with Web browser support and a standalone video player application.

However, you may find Flip4Mac fails to work due to the recent Mavericks upgrade. So when you get into dilemma when transferring MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo videos into popular media players or portable devices for playback on Mavericks, you have to the need of an intelligent Flip4Mac alternative for Mavericks, instead of Flip4Mac on Mavericks, which can help you freely play all kinds of media files like MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, WMV, MOV, MPG, FLV/F4V, etc. on Mavericks 10.9. Just get it to have a try.

How to convert MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV/FLV/F4Vvideo to QuickTime MOV on Mavericks 10.9

1: Free download the top Mavericks Video Converter Ultimate, install and launch it.

Click “Add video“to load individual video, or “Add from folder“to load a whole folder.

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2: Select the items to be converted, and click on “Format” bar to set a QuickTime format in template.

Click on the drop-down list of “Format”, and follow “Common Video”> “MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” or “Common Video” > “H.264 Video (*.mp4)”.

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To retain the HD video quality, you can select “HD Video”> “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”.

3: Customize profile settings (optional)

Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.
Step 4: Start conversion.

Step 5. Click the “Convert” button to start converting MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV/FLV/F4V to QuickTime MOV for playback on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9. After conversion you can click the “Open” button to locate converted video files.

After successful conversion, you can play MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV/FLV/F4V videos with QuickTime Player in high quality with the top Flip4Mac alternative for Mavericks.

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Import AVI video to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro 6 or Final Cut Express 4

Posted by on Friday, 19 July, 2013

Below is a step by step guide on how to successfully import all kinds of AVI files to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro 6 or Final Cut Express 4.

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If you have a ton of AVI files on your hard drive, either from a digicam, or downloaded from the internet, maybe you have the need to edit AVI in Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro 6 or Final Cut Express 4 on Mac. Only plays a couple types of seldom-used AVI file: “Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ULAW, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format” can be recognized.

But if your AVI files are the much more common AVI file type, encoded with a codec, like DivX, XviD, it can’t be directly imported into Final Cut, you’ll need to convert AVI to Prores/AIC MOV that is FCP/FCE compatible format for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and Final Cut Express 4, you can follow the steps below to transcode  AVI to FCP 6/7/X or FCE 4 for editing.

Now just follow the step-by-step tutorial to start AVI to MOV Conversion. You can utilize a professional AVI converter for Final Cut on all major Mac OS X operating systems like Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.

How to Convert AVI videos to MOV for Final Cut editing on Mac

1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert AVI files to MOV format for FCP 6/7/X or FCE 4, more output formats are also supported.

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2. Install and launch this AVI Video Converter. Import AVI footage to the converter.

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3. Click format bar to choose the output format.

For FCP 6/7, FCP X users, you can choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”;

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For FCE users, you can choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)”;

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4. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5. Click “Convert” button to start encoding AVI files to Apple ProRes/AIC MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or Final Cut Express 4 under Mac OS Mountain Lion.

Once you have finished the conversion, you can import the converted video files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or FCE 4 for editing easily, just enjoy yourself.

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Make Canon XF300 MXF file to work with Premiere Pro CS5

Posted by on Tuesday, 16 July, 2013

Summary: If you have issues about how to import Canon XF300 MXF to Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac OS X, you can follow this article to find the best solution to work with Canon XF300 MXF file in Premiere Pro CS5.

XF300 Professional Camcorder represents Canon‘s entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF300 takes advantage of the latest HD technology–along with Canon’s newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec–to record Full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards. Using the mxf file wrapper that video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata. With MXF, the XF300 will also with high-end network systems used by many networks and production studios.
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But the MXF video format came from Canon XF300 that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. You will encounter some problem when importing Canon XF300 MXF files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5,  you may see the error “ERROR COMPILING MOVIE: UNKNOWN” coming up when exporting a movie composed of MXF clips, whether it’s to AVI, H.264, etc., this error comes up, in particular when the movie is “long”, i.e. a half minute to a minute. Otherwise, with short clips there is no problem.

Here is a solution to make you pull your hair out. That is to convert Canon XF300 MXF to Premiere Pro CS5 compatible codec, like MOV. MOV format is best for Premiere Pro CS5 editing on Mac, you can edit MOV videos in Premiere Pro CS5 smoothly and without problems, so Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac(a professional MXF to PPro Converter tool) is the best choice for you. Below is a brief guide.

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Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MXF to Premiere Pro CS5 Converter, just copy the MXF files from the CF cards right to your hard drive, import the files to the software.

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Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Format > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) or MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)” as output format. You can also select “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. The Canon MXF Converter for Mac will convert Canon XF300 MXF videos with the original video resolution.

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Step 3. You can click “Settings” button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start converting Canon XF300 MXF to MOV/MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac.

After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and import the .mpg or .mov files for editing. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

PS. If you do not know how to import video to Adobe, please reference the following guide:

Adobe Premiere Pro workflow: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

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Sony PMW-200 workflow- Edit PMW-200 1080/50i MXF with Premiere Pro CS5

Posted by on Thursday, 11 July, 2013

Description: This article aims to help users transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF to compatible format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5; with this easy-to-use Sony MXF Converter, you can easily convert your MXF footage for various formats for NLE programs.

“Hi, I want to edit some 1080/50i MXF videos from a Sony PMW-200 in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, but CS5 does like to work with MXF videos. Do you have any ideas of how to get it working?”

The PMW-200 is one of the high-end XDCAM HD422 Memory Handy camcorder from Sony, which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. With its three 1/2-inch Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors (1920×1280), the PMW-200 is able to shoot at a multitude of frame rates at full 1920 x 1080 including 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 60i and at 720p it can record at 50p and 60p, which could meet requirements of most users. With a PMW-200, you can shoot both HD and SD videos with extraordinary quality, and the footage can reach 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 as MXF files.

However the MXF files are not support by many NLE programs on Mac natively; hereby if you want to edit them in Adobe CS5, you’d better to convert Sony PMW-200 MXF footage to AVC encoded mov files for that’s the most compatible format for Premiere Pro CS5. Come and meet this Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter, which is capable of converting Sony MXF footage to various video formats on mac.

How to convert Sony PMW-200 1080 50i MXF to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac

Step 1. Connect your Sony PMW-100 to mac and keep it on, or use a card reader to transfer your footage to mac. Get this Sony MXF to Adobe Converter installed, click top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder correspondingly.

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Step 2. Choose best format for editing in Adobe CS5.

Click the drop-down list besides Format, choose Adobe Premiere>MOV(AVC)(*.mov) as the most compatible format as well as best video quality for CS5.

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Step 3. Adjust output video settings including video size, codec, bitrate, frame rate by clicking Settings, all according to your needs.

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Step 4. Click the big red circle to start conversion. Wait for a while, you can get the fresh hot converted video which is compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

Tips:

1. Click here to learn: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac.

2. Refer to here to learn how to work with different model of Sony cameras.

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Sony NEX-FS100 and Apple Final Cut – Import FS100 MTS to FCP 6/7, FCP X, FCE on Mac

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013

Summary: Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD to Apple Final Cut (FCP 6/7, FCP X, FCE) without rendering on Mac OS X.

Sony has launched a new professional grade camcorder – the NEX-FS100. Specially designed for shooting commercials, music videos and action scenes in budget dramas, this camcorder packs an Exmor Super 35 CMOS Sensor that can shoot up to 1080p at 60 frames per second at up to 28Mbps to an SD card, Memory Stick or optional 128 GB SSD. It can also output uncompressed 4:2:2 footage over HDMI, and has a 3.5″ LCD viewfinder for you to keep an eye on the action.
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Sony FS100 records AVCHD at 24 mbps to an SDHC but also outputs a 4:2:2 clean signal via HDMI so should work well with an external recorder. When you come across this camcorder, you will consider the thing that whether you can import the Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD mts footages to Final Cut for editing. If you have notice this question, I will tell you the problem. AVCHD format is a delivery codec not for editing, so the is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X and FCE on Mac. That is to say, Final Cut software doesn’t supports Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD well, it takes much time to render.

If you want to smoothly import and edit Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD video with Apple Final Cut (FCP 6/7, FCP X, FCE) , you should to convert Sony NEX-FX100 AVCHD to MOV format encoded with Apple ProRes/AIC codec, that is best supported by FCP, FCP X, FCE, below is a brief guide for you.

1. Download Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, it’s an professional AVCHD converter on Mac which can convert Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD files to different formats.
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2. Install and launch this Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Converter. Import the 1080p footages from Sony NEX-FS100 to the converter.

3. Click “Format” bar to choose output format.

For FCP 6/7, FCP X users, you can choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”;

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For FCE users, you can choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)”;

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4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click settings button. Adjust the resolution and others as you need.

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5. Click convert button to start the Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD 1080p MTS to Final Cut ProRes/AIC MOV conversion.

With Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac, you can easily convert Sony NEX-FS100 1080p AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express for editing with Prores/AIC codec MOV format. After converting, you can import videos to Final Cut for editing as you want.

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FCP X import Sony PDW-700 XDCAM HD MXF footage on Mac OS X

Posted by on Thursday, 4 July, 2013

Summary: Follow this article to know how to convert Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF video to FCP X for editing with ProRes codec.

Sony PDW-700 will take XDCAM HD performance to a new level. It will record stunning quality HD images at up to 50Mb/s onto 50GB Dual Layer Professional Discs. The PDW-700 will have three 2/3-inch progressive CCD sensors each with full 1920 x 1080 resolution using newly developed “Power HAD™ FX”technology. 14 bit A/D conversion, 4:2:2 sampling and recording, and advanced digital signal processing will ensure superb picture quality. The PDW-700 will also support recording in both 1080 and 720-line formats.
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Sony PDW-700 XDCAM camcorder records video in MXF format, but using XDCAM MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X on Mac is a big problem. To be enable FCP X import Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF into Final Cut Pro X, you’ll need to download and install the Sony XDCAM Transfer software and XDCAM Drive software. However, if you haven’t install these XDCAM import Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X correctly, or you are not familiar with the complex procedure, it’s still hard to load/ingest Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF files to FCP X.

Here, there is an easier way, that is, to convert Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF video to FCP compatible format like ProRes 422 codec. ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut (Pro). It retains higher quality when you convert MXF to ProRes for FCP. Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF to Final Cut Pro X on Mac.

1.Download Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. This is excellent software which can help you convert Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF video to ProRes for FCP X. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.

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2.Install and launch the Professional XDCAM MXF to FCP Converter for Mac, import the XDCAM MXF video from PDW-700 you want to convert.
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3.Choose the best output format for Final Cut Pro. Click on “Format” and choose “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.
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4.You can click settings to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.

5. You can click edit button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.

6. Click convert button to start. This XDCAM MXF to ProRes Converter will transcode Sony PDW-700 XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing.

After converting, you can import Sony PDW-700 footage to FCP X instantly without rendering in FCP.

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