transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 11, 2016 11:14AM
I'm editing a documentary on FCP 7 and just received my first-ever XF-AVC files shot on a C300 Mark II. Can anyone recommend third party software to convert these files to prores for use in FCP 7? I am getting bleary-eyed from sifting through results on google - I'd welcome recommendations.

It also appears that Canon does not make a plug-in to convert these files for use in FCP 7 - just for use in FCP X. But please correct me if I'm wrong about that!

Thanks in advance.
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 11, 2016 11:30AM
Not that I want to hijack this thread, but I'll be another one of those dji drone pilots that pop up everywhere and that cam puts out 4k video which I'm not so interested about at this point. Can this be converted also with the FCS tools (or something else) for the same workflow that AmyF uses?

Thanks,
Stefan

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macpro 2x3 ghz dual core intel, 10.6.8, FCS 2
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 14, 2016 05:07PM
i haven't worked with the Cannon C300, sorry.

i did have some 4k drone footage recently, though not from a Cannon
it scaled down horribly!
i had to use Compressor, with frame controls set to to "Best"
this is very time-consuming, so if, like us, you have hours of drone footage,
do a standard down-res first, then revisit the selected portions and do a "best" quality down-res later.


nick
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 19, 2016 07:09PM
It may be worth trying Canon XF Utility 2.1, a free download, to save the clips in your computer and then to see if other software, hopefully Resolve, can open them. Then you can convert them to ProRes .mov files.

Dennis Couzin
Berlin, Germany
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 20, 2016 10:30AM
Nick Meyers Wrote:
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> do a standard down-res first, then revisit the
> selected portions and do a "best" quality down-res
> later.
>

Ok - I didn't think that my old Compressor would even know what 4K is. Good strategy though to do a 2part process.

Thanks,
Stefan

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macpro 2x3 ghz dual core intel, 10.6.8, FCS 2
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 21, 2016 06:09AM
this was not the most elegant solution,
its just what i had to do given the tools at my disposal.

setting the in and outs in compressor was not very accurate, and i think i had to eye match the shots back in,
so if you have a LOT of them, i'd think about some other approach,

something utilising the tools Dennis suggests, perhaps.

--- edit---

remember for 4k, Resolve would have to be the Pro ($1k) version


nick
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 21, 2016 12:49PM
For anyone following, I wound up using this application, which was recommended on creative cow. I had good results with it.

brorsoft.com/mxf-converter/
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 21, 2016 01:24PM
I've had good results from a product, but I'm not allowed to say who.
Jim
Re: transcoding XF-AVC to ProRes
March 31, 2016 11:10AM
EditReady by divergentmedia.com will deal with this footage. As will Resolve Lite. Compressor won't know what to do with these files.


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