Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF and Final Cut Pro X workflow

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What’s the best workflow for Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF video files and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X? The workflow would depend greatly on how powerful your Mac system is. If for any reason you are unable to use Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF files in Final Cut Pro X fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcoding Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF media to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 codec for a smooth editing workflow on your Mac machine.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

Depending on your rig’s capabilities, OS versions, editing app versions as well as your source media types, it will definitely have different editing performances while dealing with Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X. In some occasions, people need to process “transcoding editing” for a fast and fluid workflow. That means you re-encode your Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF files to a FCP X editing-friendly format first, then import the converted files into FCP X for a smooth workflow. Check a quick guide on how to convert Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.



How to transcode Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
download Mac version

Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.

import MXF video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select output format.
We would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes is FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Start MXF files conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Canon PowerShot SX720 HS MXF files to ProRes conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated files for editing in Premiere Pro on your Mac with optimum performance.

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