Import Canon XC10 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 XC10 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 XC10. “– Mooney, Chris

With the XC10 4K Camcorder from Canon, professional Ultra HD 4K recording capability is presented in a package ergonomically designed for handheld operation and portability. The camera incorporates a 10x f/2.8 to 5.6 SLR-style manual zoom lens with auto and manual focus capability. The 4K recording in a compact form factor is made possible by the camera’s 1″ CMOS sensor that is backed by a DIGIC DV 5 image processor. With a 4224 x 3164 total resolution, it can capture video at up to 3840 x 2160 and 4:3 photos in up to 12MP (4000 x 3000). The 8.9 to 89mm lens yields a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode, and 24.1 to 241mm in the 4:3 photo modes. Video is recorded with H.264 compression and packed in the widely supported MXF wrapper. Bit rates of 35 and 50 Mb/s are available for 1080i/p recording, and there are 205 and 305 Mb/s modes (depending on frame rate) for UHD 4K.

Canon XC10 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 XC10 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 XC10, 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 XC10 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 XC10 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 XC10, 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 XC10 XF-AVC and H.265 to FCP X ProRes

1. Download and run the perfect Canon XC10 Video Converter, and then click “Add File” button or “Add folder” button to load Canon XC10 4K MXF or MP4 source files.

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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 XC10 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 XC10 videos to Final Cut Pro X.