Import Canon XA50 4K MXF/MP4 Videos to FCP X on Mac

Posted by admin | Be the First to Comment

“I can’t seem to figure out how to get the video that I recorded on my new Canon XA50 to my iMac into FCP X 10.3. The software that came in the box is only for windows. There has to be a way to get this video on to my computer for editing purposes. I plugged in my camcorder to the computer and nothing happens and nothing is available when I search to import video.” – Roudabush, Joshua

“I’m looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting XF-AVC media into Final Cut Pro X 10.5. There are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit 4K XF-AVC in FCP X from Canon XA50. “– Mooney, Chris

The XA50’s optics include an integrated 15x HD optical zoom and a nine-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights, and wide DR gamma support for low-light recording. The camera’s pro-style features include Dual Pixel and Contrast autofocus, fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3″ touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA50 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone and a built-in neutral density filter mechanism offering ND4, ND16, and ND64 options.

Canon XA50 Videos to Final Cut Pro X Workflow

As we know that FCP X supports H.265 and XF-AVC videos, but many people are still fail to import Canon XA50 footage to FCP X directly. What’s the matter? How to deal with such 4K H.265 and XF-AVC files to FCP X importing problem? Well, this article will answer your questions.

After recording some stunning 4K footage by Canon XA50, chances are you want to edit these 4K videos in Final Cut Pro X so as to make them more stylish, before uploading to Vimeo, Twitch or posting on YouTube. However, here comes the problem, the recorded MP4/MXF files are compressed using the h.265 and XF-AVC codec, which is final delivery codec and it is not one you want to use for editing. On this circumstance, if you are stick to editing XA50 4K footage in FCP X, you’d better convert them to a more editing-friendly format for Final Cut Pro X like Apple ProRes.

To fix this problem, all you need is a professional 4K Video Converter for Mac, with which you can convert your Canon XA50 4K MP4 and MXF videos and easily import them to Final Cut Pro X. UFUSoft Video Converter for Mac is your best choice to do the conversion job. The program works as the best Mac H.265 and XF-AVC Video Converter. It helps you fast transcode Canon XA50, Sony Alpha a7S III, Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 footage to FCP X preferred ProRes with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What’s more, it’s the optimal tool for transcoding RED, GoPro, JVC, Z CAM, Blackmagic Design, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs Premier Pro CC, Vegas Pro 18, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve 16 and more. For Windows user, please turn to UFUSoft Video Converter. Just download it and follow the simple guide to achieve your goal.

Free download Canon XA50 to FCP X Converter

Free Download UFUSoft Video Converter for MacFree Download UFUSoft Video Converter

Convert Canon XA50 XF-AVC and H.265 to FCP X ProRes

1. Download and run the perfect Canon XA50 Video Converter, and then click “Add File” button or “Add folder” button to load Canon XA50 4K MXF or MP4 source files.

Sony XAVC Video Converter (for Mac)

2. Click “Format” then choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) as the output format from the profile pop-up menu, the output videos could be imported to FCP X without question. You can click “Settings” button to customize the output settings such as resolution and bitrate. Edit function is also available in this great 4K Video Converter.

play convert XAVC or XAVC files

If you want to play your Canon XA50 footage on your smart TV, tablet or smartphone, you can choose H.264 MP4 as output format. For getting 4K videos, please choose 4K MP4 under “4K” category.

3. Hit “Convert” button to start converting H.265 or XF-AVC to FCP X supported videos, so that you can import the converted Canon XA50 videos to Final Cut Pro X.