Canon EOS C70 FCP X – Edit 4K XF-AVC MXF in FCP X
Can’t upgrade to Final Cut Pro X to acquire native support for Canon EOS C70 footage? Still struggling to use Canon EOS C70 XF-AVC recordings in FCP X even with the latest version installed? In this article, we explain a workaround to transcode XF-AVC files to ProRes codec for editing in FCP X (even the old versions) flawlessly.
The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera with a built-in RF-lens mount, which was previously a feature that was only used for the EOS R series of mirrorless cameras. This digital cine camera records up to DCI 4K resolution video to dual slots using widely available and more affordable SD cards. High frame rates can be recorded in 4K up to 120 fps and up to 180 fps in a 2K cropped Super16 mode. Codec options include Canon’s XF-AVC, XF-AVC Intra, and XF-AVC Long GOP, providing up to 10-bit, 4:2:2 DCI 4K images with reduced storage requirements. Have bundles of .mxf files captured by your Canon EOS C70. Now, try to edit them with Final Cut Pro X or other editing software, but failed. Is there any solution? Reading the following parts, you should find the way out.
About the Canon EOS C70 XF-AVC Video:
Video Compression Formats: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (10bit, 8bit (proxy))
Audio Recording System: Linear PCM (24bit, 48kHz) 4-channel recording
Final Cut Pro X can support some MXF camcorders. Firstly, check out whether your camcorder can be natively accepted by FCP X at https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/specs/. As we know, Final Cut Pro can’t fully support all the 4K XF-AVC or H.265/HEVC files. You can try your luck to import Canon EOS C70 MP4 to FCP X. If the MXF files grey out when you try to import them to FCP X, you may need to convert XF-AVC MXF to FCP X compatible file formats like Apple ProRes MOV. Alternatively, you can easily edit Canon EOS C70 4K MXF on Mac.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a professional Mac MXF Converter with simple and efficient MXF conversion workflow. With it, you can effortlessly transcode/rewrap Canon EOS C70 4K XF-AVC footage to various professinal encoders – AApple ProRes, pple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, DVCPRO, H.264, H.265, HDV, MPEG-2 – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Vegas Pro, DaVinci Resolve and more. Besides, this great utility can also help you do accurate trim, crop, merge, and edit your EOS C70 files before conversion.
Free download MXF to FCP X Converter
Convert Canon EOS C7 MXF for editing in FCP X
1. Load MXF videos
Copy your Canon EOS C70 videos s from camcorder to your mac, open the XF-AVC Video Converter and click the “Add File” button to Load .mxf files.
2. Select an output format
Click the triangle icon next to the “Format” field, and the outpur preset formats list will pop up. Just select an option according to your needs. For example, you should choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” option. If you want to transfer 4K MXF files to a digital device, please choose “H.264 MP4 (*.mp4)” and it doesn’t need any other setting.
3. Edit Canon EOS C707 files (Optional)
Click the Edit button, you can crop video and edit video effects such as brightness, contrast and saturation. You can also apply a special effect to your video.
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. For getting orginal video resolution, please select “Orginal” in “Resolution (pix)” column.
5. Start video conversion
Click the “Convert” button to get MXF conversion started. The output folder will be automatically opened when the conversion is finished. The state will show you the XF-AVC conversion progress.
Now you have successfully converted Canon EOS C70 XF-AVC to ProRes 422 format using Mac MXF converter, you can just drag them into FCP X for editing.