Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 to Final Cut Pro X Workflow

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Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 to Final Cut Pro X Workflow

Canon XA45 and XA40 camcorders are popular since they are released, have you got canon XA45 or XA40 to record 4K UHD videos? You will get top quality videos if you choose to capture footages in 4K resolution. To edit Canon XA45/XA40 recorded 4K UHD videos in Final Cut Pro X smoothly, you may want to learn the best workflow to handle the Canon 4K videos, just follow the content below, we will share the best Canon XA45/XA40 to FCP X workflow.

Many professional users and amateur users have waited Canon camcorders for a long time, at the spring of this year canon finally released the two camcorders to replace the old ones. Canon XA45/XA40 camcorders have powerful recording features, you can use them to record 720p videos, 1080p videos or 4K UHD videos, the 4K videos can be captured at up to 30 fps, the integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens will help you to capture more things clearly.

How can I edit Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 files in FCP X?

“Hi there, I bought a Canon XA45 camcorder last week, until today I have recorded a few of 4K UHD videos in 4K H.264 MP4 format, when I load the MP4 clips into Final Cut Pro X on my Mac computer, I found the footages can’t be imported and edited smoothly, is this issue caused by the H.264 codec? Can you share the best workflow to edit Canon XA45 4K MP4 videos in Final Cut Pro X smoothly? Thanks!”

Since Canon XA45/XA40 camcorders released, on many websites and video editing forums, Final Cut Pro X amateur users and professionals have come across the same workflow problem just as it showed above, Final Cut Pro X does not handle the Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 smoothly. Though Final Cut Pro X allows you to import 4K MP4 video, you will meet with problems when working with 4K MP4 videos in FCP X. What’s the best codec for editing Canon 4K MPEG-4 MP4 in Final Cut Pro X? From Final Cut Pro X official page you will learn that Apple ProRes codec was developed by FCP X, and it is natively supported by Final Cut Pro X. So the solution to import and edit Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 files smoothly is to convert 4k footage on Mac, once you transcode Canon 4K MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV format, and then you can edit the converted 4K videos in FCP X natively.

Canon XA45/40 4K Video Converter

You will need a 4K Video Converter to help you convert 4K MP4 videos to FCP X native Apple ProRes codec. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best software for you, it can solve all the problems concerning Canon 4K MP4 import and editing with FCP X, besides it can convert your Canon 4K files to other editing programs like FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, etc. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is the best Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 to Apple ProRes converter, with this program you can convert all kinds of 4K videos for editing programs and playback devices.

Features of Canon 4K Video To FCP X Converter

  1. Convert Canon XA45/40 4K MP4 files to FCP X/7/6;
  2. Convert 4K H.265 MP4, 4K H.264 MP4, 4K MXF, etc.
  3. Convert full HD 1080p videos like MKV, MP4, MOV, MTS, MXF, etc.
  4. Top Blu-ray Ripper: Rip Blu-ray and DVD disc movies to any formats;
  5. Convert 4K video for FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Premiere CC, etc.
  6. Optimized formats for popular portable devices.

4K cameras and camcorders are becoming more and more popular, popular devices include the Canon XA45, Canon XA40, Canon XA55, Canon XA50, Panasonic AG-CX350, Panasonic AJ-PX5100, etc. so there are more users have the need to edit 4K videos with FCP X, but from the information above we know that Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 files are not supported by FCP X, so the best solution is like what we said above, just use the Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to get rid of the Canon 4K MP4 importing issues with FCP X, below are the detail steps to operate the software.

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Convert Canon XA45/XA40 4K H.264 MP4 to Final Cut Pro X

Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, install this 4K video converter and run the software on Mac, you will see its main interface. To import Canon 4K MP4 files, just click “Add Files” to add Canon XA45 or Cano XA40 4K MP4 files to convert, it will convert 4k footage on Mac. If you want to convert 4k videos on Windows 10, you can use the Windows version.

Convert Canon XA45/40 4K H.264 MP4 to Final Cut Pro X

XAStep 2. Choose FCP X supported video format. To convert Canon XA45/40 4K MP4 files to native formats, the first you need to know that FCP X best supported video format is Apple ProRes MOV format, so just click and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format in the format list, this is the best solution to realize Canon 4K MP4 importing and editing in FCP X. It can also convert 4k videos to portable devices.

Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 to Final Cut Pro X Workflow

Step 3. Before you convert 4K files from Canon XA45 or XA40 to Final Cut Pro X, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the output video’s resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or other parameters.

Tip: You can edit Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 files in this top 4k video converter. This Canon 4K MP4 to FCP X converter has easy-to-use video editing feature, the “Video Editor” can be reached by clicking the “Edit” button on the main interface. You can edit your Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 files by using editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark to video file, change video effects, etc.

Step 4. Start Canon XA45/XA40 4K MP4 to FCP X conversion. Click on the “Convert” button to start converting Canon XA45/40 4K MP4 files to FCP X natively supported Apple ProRes codec MOV format. The Canon video converter will begin the 4k conversion process immediately. It can also help you to convert 4K files to popular video formats like MOV or MP4 for playing.

Both Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Mac version and Windows version can help you to convert 4K videos for FCP X Apple ProRes, just download this useful tool and follow the easy steps above, you will be able to convert your 4K videos easily. Once the conversion is finished, you can load converted Canon XA45/XA40 videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly, and there’s no problem anymore.

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