The Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (EF Lens Mount) represents Canon's first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. Sharing a sensor with the earlier EOS C300 camera, the EOS C500 fulfills the potential of the large (Super 35mm-size), high-resolution (8.8 Mp effective) CMOS imager by offering full 4K RAW output via 3G-SDI.
The C500 is Canon’s latest EOS camcorder after C300.It can capture Raw 4K video footage and offers frame rates of up to 120fps in compressed 4K. It also supports full HD recordings with 59.94i/29.98p/23.98p frame rate.
You may often use Canon C500 camcorder to record full HD 1080P videos on CF card, you will find that Canon C500 MXF files are not supported by many software on Mac, such as Final Cut Pro(FCP 6/7/X), FCE,iMoive, Avid MC, etc.
If you need to edit Canon C500 MXF footage in FCP 6/7/X, as MXF format is not supported, you need to convert Canon EOS C500 MXF to Final Cut Pro supported video format, such as Apple ProRes MOV.Here UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac is recommend to help you, you can follow the steps below to transcode Canon C500 MXF to FCP X/7/6 ProRes video.
Import Canon EOS C500 MXF footage to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing
Step 1. Import Canon C500 MXF Videos to MXF to FCP Converter
Free download the UFUSoft MXF to FCP Converter for Mac and install it.
Launch it, and click "Add File" button to browse and load your C500 MXF files. If you need to import an entire file folder directly, simply click “Add Folder” button.
Step 2. Select Apple ProRes MOV as Output format
Click "Profile" and select "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".The output format is designed for FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6 specially.
Step 3. Adjust video and video setting(Optional)
Click "Settings" button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Check and make sure all above steps are settled down, click the "Convert" button to convert Canon C500 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV.
Once finished, you could locate the converted .mov files and import Canon C500 MXF to FCP X/7/6 for video editing.
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