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Edit Canon C500 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro

As a professional camcorder, Canon C500 is among the best in the market. It can record super high resolution (4096x2160 pixels) videos which are seldom seen in the market. Other resolutions such as 2048*1080 and 1920*1080 are also selectable with this C500.

Key features of Canon C500
Effective Pixels 4096 x 2160 pixels;
Approx. 8.85 megapixels Total Pixels 4206 x 2340 pixels;
Approx. 9.84 megapixels
Sensor Type
Sensor Size Super 35; 26.2 x 13.8 (29.6 mm diagonal); 6.4 μm cell pitch

This EOS C500, just like its big brother C300, records videos in MXF format using MPEG-2 data compression. The video quality is fairly vivid with full details; however, to edit such MXF files in FCP is not so easy.

As is known to us, FCP accept MP4 and MOV the best, while MXF is not accepted by it. So, to edit Canon C500 MXF in FCP, users need to convert MXF to MOV first for the best video effect.To achieve this, iOrgsoft MXF Converter for Mac is the ideal tool. This software can help transcode Canon C500 MXF to MOV for FCP with high video quality.

Just feel free to download and try the powerful MXF Converter for Mac, below is the guide.

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How to Convert Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro


Load Canon C500 MXF files

After launching the MXF Converter Mac, click the "Add Files" button to import Canon C500 MXF files to the program. For convenience’s sake, users can drag and drop several files to the program directly.

Load MXF


Choose output format for FCP

Hit the format icon to select "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as target format for Final Cut Pro (X) under "Final Cut Pro" option

Choose FCP Video


Convert Canon C500 MXF to FCP

At last, hit the "Convert" to convert Canon C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro. When finish converting, you can import the converted files to FCP X,7 or 6 to edit smoothly.

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