Canon XA55 and XA50 are new 4K UHD camcorders released at the spring of this year, many studios, professional users and amateur users have selected the XA50 and XA55 camcorders to capture high quality 4K UHD videos as well as full HD 1080p videos, in this article we will share the best workflow to edit Canon XA55 and XA50 recorded MXF and MP4 files in FCP X via Apple ProRes codec.
Not long ago Canon released the Canon XA55 and XA50 camcorders which have attracted a lot of users’ attention, and now more and more users have got the XA55 or XA50 camcorder to capture high quality videos for their project. Canon XA55 and XA50 have used the latest hardware and many new features. Take Canon XA55 for example, it features 8.29MP, 1″ CMOS Sensor, Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens, Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input, 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization, DIGIC DV 6 Processor, etc. it has the ability to record 4K UHD videos at up to 30 fps, or capture full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps, the recorded videos can be in H.264 MP4 format or XF-AVC MXF video format, both formats can maintain the high quality videos for you.
“Hello, is there anyone encountered the Canon XA55/50 to FCP X editing issue? I have recorded some 4K UHD videos with my Canon XA55 4K camcorder, the recordings are in XF-AVC MXF format and H.264 MP4 format, today I need to import Canon XA55 4K files into FCP X for editing, but I can’t handle the 4K videos smoothly, does FCP X can’t handle Canon XA55/50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 natively? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks for your help.”
As more and more users choose to use 4K camcorders like Canon XA55 or XA50 to capture 4K UHD videos, more questions are asked by users. The editing question showed above is asked by Canon user, he uses Canon XA55 camcorder and recorded some 4K videos, but the final cut pro X program seems can’t support Canon XA55/XA50 4K MXF videos or MP4 videos natively. 4K videos are becoming more and more popular, 4K can bring us more visual enjoyment, so you may choose to record videos in 4K resolution. Maybe you have recorded 4K XF-AVC MXF videos and 4K H.264 MP4 videos with Canon XA55/XA50 camcorder, you may need to edit Canon XA55/50 4K MXF and MP4 files with editing programs, like editing 4K files with FCP X, but how to solve Canon XA55 to FCP X or Canon XA50 to FCP X importing and editing issue? Please don’t worry, just follow the solution below.
Canon XA55/50 to FCP X Workflow
After you recorded 4K MXF videos or 4K MP4 videos with Canon XA55/XA50 camcorder, you will find the 4K footages are not natively supported by FCP X, what’s the reason? From final cut pro X official website you will find the information that 4K XAVC MXF and MP4 formats are not natively supported, so it means you can’t import 4K XF-AVC and MP4 to FCP X for editing directly. In this case, what’s the best workflow to edit Canon 4K XF-AVC and MP4 in FCP X? The best workflow is to convert Canon XA55/XA50 4K MXF files and 4K MP4 files to Apple ProRes codec, which is the native editing codec for FCP X, once you convert 4k footage on Mac with Acrok, you won’t have any importing or editing issues.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the recommended tool to convert 4K files from Canon XA55/50 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, it supports all the 4K MXF files, 4K H.264 MP4 files, 4K H.265 files, etc. you can also load blu-ray disc, DVD disc, or full HD 1080p videos into this software for converting, now you can follow the easy steps below to convert Canon XA55/50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 to FCP X ProRes codec, both Windows version and Mac version are available to use.
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Step 1. Import Canon XA55/50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 files. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Windows version or Mac version from our website, after finishing installation of this 4k video converter, run it and click “Add Files” button to import the Canon XA55/50 4K files you want to convert. You can also import 4K videos from other Canon cameras, Nikon cameras, Sony cameras or camcorders, and Panasonic cameras to this top video converter for conversion.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes codec MOV format for output. From the given information above you may have known that Apple ProRes codec is fully supported by FCP X, so just go to the output format column and select “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, this is the native editing codec for FCP X. This tool can also help you to convert 4K videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, etc. just select the output format as you want.
Step 3. Edit Canon XA55/50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 before conversion. This step is optional, in this 4K video converter, you can use the built-in video editor to deal with your 4K footages. For example, you can use trim to get certain part of your Canon XA55/50 4K video, or crop the 4K videos to other size, or add watermark to the 4K video, and apply special effects to Canon XA55/50 video, etc. This Canon XA55/50 video converter does not only convert videos, but it has powerful video editing features, it is so convenient for you to use.
Step 4. Convert Canon XA55/50 4K XF-AVC and MP4 to Apple ProRes. On the main interface of the software, click “Convert” button to start the Canon XA55 to FCP X conversion or Canon XA50 to FCP X conversion. If you want to convert 4K videos on Windows 10 computer, just use the Windows version.
When this Acrok 4K video converter finished the Canon XA55/50 4K conversion task, please click open folder button to get the converted Canon XA55/50 videos, and then import them into FCP X for editing with native supported Apple ProRes codec, now you can deal with your 4K footages smoothly.