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Easy for FCP: Transcoding C300 MXF into 4 Channels of Audio

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Canon C300 records AVCHD videos, adapting the advanced and popular compression MPEG-2 MXF format with Canon XF Codec. Besides, C300 enables users to record multi-track MXF footage with difference microphones for better audio quality. Though Canon has tried to provide the highest level of compatibility with non-linear editing systems, with Canon XF utilities and Canon XF Plug-in, the compatibility issue still exists when Canon C300 users importing C300 MXF files to FCP 6/7 or FCP X on Mac.

"I'm having trouble transcoding my MXF files into 4-channels of audio. I fed an XLR based shotgun mic + (1) wireless lav into my Canon C300 and I'm hoping to transcode that data into ProRes422 files for FCP."

It's not easy for FCP to read and recognize C300 MXF files. And it seems harder to keep multi audio tracks in C300 MXF. How to import C300 MXF to FCP with 4 audio tracks preserved?

With Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac, a superb MXF multi-track preserver with the powerful functions to mix and preserve multiple audio tracks in MXF files for editing systems on Mac, including the latest Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you can solve this problem fast and easily. 

Below is step by step guide to keep 4 audio tracks in Canon C300 MXF for FCP on Mac. (The guide is also suitable for multi-track Camcorder MXF files from Sony, Panasonic and other HD camcorder series of Canon.)

Step1: Add C300 4-track audio MXF file to TransMXF Pro for Mac

Click "add video" icon or drag and drop MXF files into file area.

Step2: select multi-track ProRes MOV as the output format


Click the "format" and choose the b]"Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)" files as the output format for FCP. Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ offers the utmost possible audio and video quality for post-production in FCP.

Step3: Set audio and video profile


Before C300 4-audio track MXF to ProRes 422 MOV conversion, you can adjust audio and video profile for certain needs of post-production. Then you should ensure that all audio tracks in original MXF recordings are checked.


1. You can also do video settings after selecting audio track.

2. The audio and video quality of output video depends on your source Canon C300 MXF files. The high quality the original MXF is with, the higher quality the output MOV will be with.

Step4: Click "Convert" to  transcode MXF file with 4-channels of audio preserved 


You can easily learn the conversion progress from the progress bar. After conversion completed, you can click "Open output folder" icon to locate the output multi-track ProRes HQ MOV videos.

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