Import and edit Canon XA55 4k videos in FCP X

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Import and edit Canon XA55 4k videos in FCP X

Encounter issues while working with Canon XA55 4K XF-AVC and MP4 files in Final Cut Pro X? If so, you may have interest in this post which offers the best Canon XA55 to FCP X workflow.

The XA55 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production. The camcorder includes an HDMI 2.0 terminal with 4K UHD output support, two XLR terminals with independent audio level control and a 3G-SDI terminal that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows.

Canon XA55 can be used as a handheld camcorder for two types of file-based operation because it employs both industry-standard file formats: the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 file format and XF-AVC file format. While the problem is that it is difficult for FCP X to support Canon XA55 4K MXF and MP4 files. After long time tests, I found a simple Canon XA55 to FCP X workflow. If you are interested in it, keep reading.

For those who do not want to upgrade or still have issues using Canon XA55 4K recordings in FCP X, FCP 7 or FCP 6, we would recommend transcoding Canon XA55 4K XF-AVC and MP4 videos to a Final Cut Pro X preferred editing format first with a professional third party program.

Here Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly introduced. This Mac 4K video converter can easily convert Canon XA55 4K videos without quality loss. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve 15, Sony Vegas Pro 16, Avid Media Composer and more. If you are on Window PC, please get the Acrok Video Converter Ultimate windows version. Just download it and follow the workflow below to start conversion .

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How to convert Canon XA55 4K videos for using in FCP X?

Step 1. Run the program and click the “Add files” icon to load original Canon XA55 .mxf or .mxf files to the Canon Video Converter. Or you can drag&drop the videos to App directly.

Canon XA55 4K XF-AVC/MP4 to FCP X Workflow

Step 2: Go to “Format” pull down list to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the best video format for FCP X. Apple ProRes 4444(*.mov) in this column are the good choices as well.

Canon XA55 4K XF-AVC/MP4 to FCP X Workflow

Step 3. “Settings” page can allow users to adjust parameters manually before conversion including to video resolution , bitrate, frame rate as you like.

Step 4. Tap “Convert” button to start Canon XA55 4K footage to FCP X supported video format conversion. After a few minutes, the conversion will be finished soon. Now, you can find the encoded files in “Open” panel and import them into FCP X, FCP 6 or FCP 6 directly without any trouble.

Tip: If you wan to play Blu-ray and DVD movies on your new iPad Mini, iPad Air or iPad Pro, you can try Acrok Blu-ray Ripper to rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad best playback format on Mac.

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