Last month, I travel to Italy together with my family, during the trip, I use Canon EOS C500 took lots of 4K RAW video to record memorable moments and beautiful scenery. My daughter wanted to share these 4K MXF files with her friends on her FaceBook, so she wanted me to make these Canon EOS C500 4K RAW video some slightly editing in Final Cut Pro X. However, I know FCP best suitable format is Apple ProRes MOV, many friends told me that Apple FCP doesn’t support RAW videos importing and editing. At the same time, I also try to edit Canon EOS C500 4K RAW video in Final Cut Pro X, but it failed. Who can help me smoothly import and edit my 4K RAW footage into FCP X without rendering?
Compared to Canon EOS C300, the Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (PL Lens Mount) represents Canon’s first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. It fully meets the needs of people shooting 4K video. It also capture 2K footage (2048*1080pixels) at 12-bit. Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, the Canon CMOS sensor has an effective resolution of 4096 x 2160. After you shooting lots of 4K RAW videos by Canon EOS C500, you may want to edit the MXF footage for better sharing, but most people all encounter problems when they importing their 4K RAW MXF files into FCP X, because the RAW file format is such incompatible that FCP X can do nothing with these RAW recordings. You are recommended a 4K RAW Video Converter (Acrok Canon MXF Converter for Mac) to transcode your C500 4K RAW videos to Prores which is FCP X best supported format. Besides, with the 4K RAW to FCP X converter, you also can encode your Canon EOS C500 footage to MP4, AVI,WMV, MPG to play RAW files on Apple smart phones and tablets and all Android devices. Here is the simple guide for you to convert Canon EOS C500 RAW files to Apple Prores 422, please read on!
Free download the Canon EOS C500 video converter
Tip: If you are Windows user and want to get ProRes video on Windows 10, you can try Windows version MXF Converter.
How to import Canon EOS C500 4K RAW video into FCP X with ProRes codec?
Step1: Import the MXF footage
Connect your Canon EOS C500 camera with Mac via USB, install and run the powerful 4K Video Converter on Mac (Including Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan), then click “Add files” to load your 4K recordings.
Step2: Select the FCP X editable format as output format
Click “Format” option to choose “Final Cut Pro”> “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format. Apple ProRes 422 is the best editing format for FCP 6/7/X.
Tips: You can click “Edit”> “Subtitle” to let your 4K RAW footage with some subtitle as you need so that make your videos more vivid.
Step3: Start converting 4k video to ProRes 422
After above steps are finished, tap “Convert” button to start converting Canon EOS C500 4K RAW footage to ProRes for FCP on Mac.
When the conversion is OK, just click “Open” option to find the converted videos and then import them into FCP X for editing.
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