Canon XC10 4K/Full HD Video workflow with FCP X

What’s the best editing workflow between Canon XC10 and FCP X? If you are getting into a trouble editing Canon XC10 4K/Full HD Video in FCPX, you may wish to read this post. It displays an easy and direct way of converting Canon XC10 4K/Full HD Video to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
Canon XC10 and FCP X
A few days ago, Canon has officially announced its XC10 4K Camcorder which combines convenient 4K/Full HD video shooting and 12 Megapixel digital still photography. While Canon has been bringing serious video capabilities to its still cameras in recent years, this new camcorder is a step in the other direction: a video-centric camera that also captures serious still photos.

The XC10 Camcorder uses the Canon XF-AVC codec for 4K and HD recording. 4K Ultra HD video offers bit rates up to 305MBps and saved to an internal CFast card. An SD card slot is also available although video capture is limited to full HD, up to 60p. 8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video or you can take 12MP photos as you would on any conventional stills camera.

For a fast and fluid workflow, people sometimes need to transcode Canon XC10 XF-AVC files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing. To get access to “transcoded editing”, a third party transcoder like HD Video Converter for Mac is required.
editing Canon XC10 4K/Full HD Video in FCPX

Canon XC10 4K/Full HD and FCP X workflow – convert Canon XC10 4K/Full HD files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Canon XC10 to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
converting Canon XC10 4K/Full HD Video to ProRes 422

Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its previous version FCP 6 and FCP 7. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
transcode Canon XC10 XF-AVC files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Canon XC10 XF-AVC files to Apple ProRes conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.

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