Import Canon XA45 4K MXF/MP4 Videos to FCP X on Mac

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“I can’t seem to figure out how to get the video that I recorded on my new Canon XA45 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 XA45. “– Mooney, Chris

This Canon XA45 Camcorder Master Starter Kit from B&H has been assembled to provide you with a shoot-ready 4K shooting package, including a 4K camcorder, high-capacity memory card, spare battery pack, UV filter to protect your lens, and a hard-shell water-resistant bag for carrying your camera and accessories. The XA45 features a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 3840 x 2160, a 20x integrated zoom lens, frame rates up to 30 fps in 4K and 60 fps in HD, as well as 24p, a 3G-SDI and Mini HDMI output. The camera features both an EVF and a 3″ flip-out LCD touchscreen. It features a built-in stereo microphone and has a top handle that includes two 3-pin XLR audio inputs with manual level control.

Canon XA45 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 XA45 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 XA45, 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 XA45 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 XA45 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 XA45, 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.

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Convert Canon XA45 XF-AVC and H.265 to FCP X ProRes

1. Download and run the perfect Canon XA45 Video Converter, and then click “Add File” button or “Add folder” button to load Canon XA45 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.

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If you want to play your Canon XA45 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 XA45 videos to Final Cut Pro X.