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Support for Canon MXF from xf100 in FCP X?

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Airtimevideo Calculating status...
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Jun 21, 2011 9:42 AM

How do I import .mxf files into Final Cut Pro X? This is the latests and greatests software right? There must be a way. Help Please.

  • danwayfilms Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:47 AM (in response to Airtimevideo)

    From what i've been reading, this software seems to be a big step down..

  • Randy O Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:49 AM (in response to Airtimevideo)

    I posted the same question.  I purchased FCP X (was using Final Cut Express) - I have the Canon XF plug in for Final Cut Pro that came w/ the camera (XF100).  Guess what, FCP X does not have a "log and capture" command that the plug in is suppose to work with.  I am continuing to use the Aunsoft video converter s/w to convert the MXF file to Apple ProRes 422 (takes time to convert).  I am very disappointed.  I am hoping I missed something and the Canon XF plug in will work w/ FCP X.

  • The TonyTony Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:54 AM (in response to Airtimevideo)

    Maybe this will be of some help.

    http://help.apple.com/finalcutpro/cameras/en/index.html

     

    TOnyTOny

  • RedHavoc Level 3 Level 3 (770 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:57 AM (in response to The TonyTony)

    No XDCAM cameras listened on there, even though it seems to be able to import XDCAM footage.

  • Deadly_B Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to The TonyTony)

    Tony, I've checked out the link.  Although I appreciate the gesture, it doesn't help.  It simply tells me I blew $300.  So not cool, Apple.  It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't completely disagree with what Airtimevideo posted from the tech specs.

     

    And to answer your question, Airtime, I don't think there is any software right now.  I'm not sure what the deal with that spec is, other than a selling point to get us to spend money on software that won't do anything at all for us.

  • ESGR4U Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 8:34 PM (in response to Airtimevideo)

    Downloaded fcpx at the Apple Store believeing it worked natively with " A V C H D "

     

    FCE and iMovie both recognized my Canon HF S10 AVCHD internal memory and card and would convert the .mts files.

     

    I just blew $299 and don't have a clue what "Canon XF MPEG-2; ingest supported with additional software"

    means and likewise don't know where to purchase this vaporware neither am I capable at this moment of decrypting XF vs. HF!  What part of AVCHD am I missing here.

     

    While we're at it, the "missing manual" can only be accessed online. That's great for the Usual Suspect Verizon / Apple / Manual Author / Training Video alleged Guru's and their profit sharing BUT the added Verizon, Missing Manual, Training video's raise the $299 price.

     

    Caveat Emptor!  Will the Apple Store entertain my request for a refund?

  • Robert Mckoen Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2011 2:04 AM (in response to Randy O)

    My guess at the moment is to use FCP 7 to import your mxf files and convert them to a native .mov files and then bring those into FCP x to work on. Do that until they update. That's what I will be doing.

     

     

    Rob

  • woodyfrommidlothian Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2011 4:42 AM (in response to Robert Mckoen)

    That's what I did. I used FCP 7's Log and Transfer to save the mxf files as XDCAM HD422 .mov files. Then imported them into FCP X.

     

    Woody

  • Deadly_B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2011 6:45 AM (in response to Robert Mckoen)

    @Robert: That works if you have FCP7.  If you are new to FCP (like me) you are stuck.

     

    @Airtime (or more directly at Canon's response): It would be nice if you could get support for the products you purchase.  I knew this was coming two months ago.  Apparently Canon wasn't paying attention.

     

    I don't want to be a "sky is falling" type person.  I want to wait until I get answers.  Unfortunately neither Apple nor Canon appear to have any.  I will wait before asking for a refund, but I will not wait forever.  Somehow I think I wouldn't be able to request a refund after a couple weeks.

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