For Mac users, Final Cut Pro is one of the most famous video editing software. With its recent refreshment, Apple completely redesigned the app that made it faster and simpler. The new features of FCP X is much similar to iMovie, it supports importing videos, audios and images as clips in events. You may even full copy iMovie event folder for using in FCP X.
Final Cut Pro X supports importing directly from a large amount of popular camcorders or digital still cameras. But for Canon XF 100 MXF footage, it doesn’t work. You need to convert the recorded video to FCP X supported format to import, such as MOV or MP4 in H.264 codec. I recommend you Pavtube video converter for Mac.
This program helps you encode your clips with Apple ProRes 422 (FCP 6 or above is recommended), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov), Rewrap (*.mov), DV-PAL (*.MOV), Apple InterMedia Codec (*.mov), Avid DNxHD (*.mov), DVCPRO50-PAL/NTSC (*.mov), etc. Then you can import the output files in Final Cut Pro X directly with out rendering, but you should make sure you select the right codec and parameters to encode.
Now please follow the guide to realize converting Canon XF 100 MXF footage to Apple Prores 422:
Step 1. Install and run this MXF to Final Cut Pro X converter, add your video files.
Step 2. Click on “Format”, select “Final Cut Pro” category, then choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
Tips. The video and codecs are all from the FCP X you installed into your Mac, so the output quality is FCP X level.
Step 3. Start converting mxf to FCP X by clicking “convert”.
When the process is finished, import the converted video file to FCP X for editing. Hope this article on How to Import MXF footage to Final Cut Pro X for editing helps.