Load Canon XC10 XF-AVC MXF to FCP X for Editing

Diana Joan

Apr 20, 2015 04:58 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Canon has always the pioneer in the field of the digital camera world, this new Canon XC 10 released allows Canon step forward in the 4K market. In accompany with this camera, XF-AVC was promoted as the special codec for 4K shooting, is there any easy way to make this XC10 XF-AVC MXF editable in FCP X by transcoding it to ProRes?

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Canon XC10 MXF to FCP X

Simple review of XF-AVC:

XF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K and full-HD recording, which all of them use the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, efficiently recording 4K, 2K and HD video to regular memory cards while achieving a high data compression rate and preserving image quality.

Consequently, compact external storage and other equipment can be used on set. The efficiency of the format in terms of image quality also facilitates colour grading and other tasks in post production. So how to make XC10 XF-AVC MXF acceptable in FCP X can be a big problem for following editing producer.

Here suggest you this Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac(best Mac MXF Converter Review), which can decode this XF-AVC MXF to ProRes for editing in FCP X easily and efficiently. You don't have to worry about how to set the parameters or don't know which format to choose. This converter can take care of all the following jobs.

How to make XC10 XF-AVC MXF to FCP X for editing easily?

Step 1. Launch this converter on Mac

You can free download this converter on your Mac, even on the Yosemite, this app will run as smoothly as it should. And the only difference between the full version and trail version is the watermark "Pavtube" in the middle of the converted files by trail version. This watermark can't be removed.

After successfully install your app, launch it and then click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your raw XC10 MXF files into this converter. You can also directly drag your files into this converter if they are on the desktop, which will make your conversion much easier.

Import MXF files


If you highlight the videos and happen to find that there is no audio appears when you preview, this little trick may help. Click this "Properties" icon and switch the "Audio Stream ID". Then preview it, you may see the audio shows up as it should.

Step 2. Select ProRes format for XC10 MXF loading into FCP X

Based on so many prores codec, you may wonder which one to choose. Actually, different Apple ProRes codec corresponds to different needs. Here you can refer to this article "Differences among Apple ProRes codec".

Output ProRes format


Some users may encounter the problem that when they try to convert the videos as ProRes, MXF Converter for Mac just finishes the conversion at about one or two seconds, then generate 0kb files. This may because you don't install the FCP in your local place, Pavtube MXF Converter need to use the codec from FCP to do the encoding thing.

Step 3. Adjust parameters if you need

If you just want to import the raw videos into FCP X, then you can skip this step. But if you want to upload your files online for sharing or playback your XC10 MXF files on portable devices for enjoyment, you can click "Settings" to downscale your file size by lowering the bit rate. If you don't know whether your files are qualified for uploading, you can check the detailed information by the table below in this UI.

Customize output profile parameters

Step 4. Start to convert XC10 MXF to ProRes for editing in FCP X

After all have been settled, just click this "Convert" button to start your conversion. If you happen to forget setting the file location, just click this "Open output folder" to check your converted files in the default place.

Now you have the compatible HD XC10 ProRes files for importing in FCP X. For whom just step into this FCP world, here is a guide to help you quickly start with FCP X.

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