Import Canon XF100 Camera footage into FCPX

Do you want a seamless solution that’s Fast, Free and Lossless to import Canon XF100 Footage –

read on:-

Until the arrival of FCPX importing footage from a Canon XF100 camera was pretty seamless for Final Cut Pro users, as Canon had been had thought through the process and provided a plug-in that rewrapped the footage into a format that FCP 7 could use.

Upon arrival of FCP X Canon XF100 users were horrified to find out that everything had stopped working. FCP X does not recognise the footage from the plug in and the  recomended solution was to ingest into FCP 7, convert to ProRes and then use those files with FCPX. Untidy to say the least. of course there are many converters that will convert to ProRes.


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But what about a solution that keeps all those beautiful Canon images without conversion and inherent loss of quality. After all, it was for the 50 Mbps 4.2.2 colour etc,  that is why we bought the Canon in the first place .

If you are looking for a solution that’s Fast, Free and Lossless – here it is:

XfcpX by Pika Foto.

It works and  it’s fast as well. There is no transcoding as the original mpeg2 stream is rewrapped into a .mov container that FCPX understands – after which you can have FCPX transcode it if needed. But you have the original yuv422p/50Mbps footage to edit with.

The application can be downloaded here

Read more about it on the Pika Foto web site:

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One response

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