Simple way to convert XF-AVC to ProRes 422 on Mac

Canon XF-AVC .mxf file is usually hard to deal with during video editing. Want to convert XF-AVC to ProRes 422 for smooth editing in Final Cut Pro X? Download the best XF-AVC to ProRes 422 encoder here.

Canon develops own video format targeting 4K professional video camcorders. TOKYO, April 8, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the development of XF-AVC, a new proprietary video format for the efficient recording of high-image-quality 4K, 2K and HD video footage. Because XF-AVC employs the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, which realizes a high data-compression rate without sacrificing image quality, it supports the efficient recording on memory cards of high-image-quality 4K, 2K and HD video content captured on video camcorders.

XF-AVC is widely used to shoot 4K recordings by many professional cameras such as Canon EOS C200, Canon XF405, Canon EOS C300 Mark III, Canon EOS C500 Mark II, etc. Users who want to edit XF-AVC .mxf files on Mac with Final Cut Pro X. usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can’t edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing XF-AVC to video editor. Why? This is due to that XF-AVC videos, which are already highly compressed by MPEG-4 codec, are very hard to deal with during video editing. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you get many XF-AVC videos and want to edit XF-AVC with FCP X smoothly on Mac, it’s better to transcode XF-AVC to ProRes 422 or PeoRes 4444 first.

Actually, it’s not so hard to do the trick as long as you apply a professional Apple ProRes Converter app. To convert Canon XF-AVC MXF to ProRes MOV quickly and easily, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MXF, MTS, MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB and more to ProRes 422/4444 in simple clicks of mouse while keeping the original quality. Below is the XF-AVC to ProRes 422 transcoding process.

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How to convert Canon 4K XF-AVC to Apple ProRes 422 codec?

Step 1. Import XF-AVC videos

Install the XF-AVC to ProRes 422 Converter and run it. Drag the XF-AVC files to the software. Or you can also click “Add file” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. Batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes 422 as the output video format

Now click the Format bar to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category. You’ll find several ProRes formats are provided. Generally, ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 are suitable choices for XF-AVC videos shot with camcorders. ProRes HQ is usually for film based source media.

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Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3. Start converting XF-AVC to ProRes 422

At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish. If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the Convert button to activate XF-AVC file to ProRes 422 conversion. When all conversions completed, you’ll get a pop-up notice. Just click “Open” button, you can fast find where your converted files are saved. You can import and edit the converted video files in FCP X smoothly and without rendering.


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