Canon XF400 is one of the best camcorders released in recent years, it has powerful hardware and is able to offer you high quality videos, so no matter you are professional user or amateur user, you can choose Canon XF400 as your main camcorder. In this article, we will share the best Canon XF400 FCP X workflow, if you want to edit XF400 4K MP4 in FCP X with native supported Apple ProRes codec, or you have not edited Canon XF400 videos with FCP X before, just follow this article and you will get the easiest method to import and edit XF400 4K MP4 in FCP X natively.
Canon XF400 is a compact camcorder that equipped with 8.29MP, 1″ CMOS Sensor and Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens, the advanced zoom can offer 30x for you. It has 2 x DIGIC DV 6 processors which can help you to capture UHD 4K videos at 60 fps, or capture HD videos at up to 120 fps, the videos will be saved in MP4 format, which is convenient for playing or sharing, the powerful recording feature can meet most needs.
How to edit XF400 4K MP4 in FCP X natively?
“Hi, is there anyone can share the Canon XF400 to FCP X workflow? Currently I am using Canon XF400 as my main camcorder, I shoot videos with it and save the recordings in 4K MP4 format, the MP4 format is convenient for playing, but I find the recorded files can’t be well supported by FCP X, the videos can’t be edited smoothly, is this issue caused by the video codec or format? Can anyone help me to solve this issue? Thanks in advance!”
Just like the question showed above, if you are Canon XF400 user you may have encountered the Canon XF400 4K MP4 to FCP X editing issue, your videos will not be handled smoothly by Final Cut Pro X, the issue is caused by the video codec, as Canon XF400 records videos in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec, this codec is good for playing, but it is not so good for editing, and it is not native editing codec for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. From Apple FCP X official page you will learn that only Apple ProRes codec is the native supported editing codec of FCP X, if you want to edit XF400 4K MP4 in FCP X natively, you will need to convert Canon XF400 4K MP4 files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec.
To easily convert 4K MP4 files from Canon XF400 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, you are recommended to use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which has optimized output Apple ProRes codec, and then you can load converted videos into FCP X for further professional editing on Mac. Besides converting 4K MP4 files, this software is able to convert Blu-ray and DVD disc movies, if you have purchased Blu-ray or DVD discs in the past, you can use this software to rip Blu-ray and DVD to unprotected common videos like MKV, MOV, MP4, etc. for watching freely.
Convert and edit XF400 4K MP4 in FCP X
Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (Best Blu-ray Ripper, top H.265 Conveter) on your computer, install and run this 4K video converter on your Mac computer, it will work as the best Canon XF400 4K MP4 to FCP X converter. Besides the Mac version, Windows version is also available to use, you can download Windows version and then convert Canon XF400 4K MP4 video on Windows 10 or Windows 7.
Step 2. Load Canon XF400 4K MP4 files to the program. Launch this MP4 to FCP X converter you will see its main interface, click “Add Files” button on the top left corner you will be able to load 4K MP4 files from Canon XF400 to Acrok converter. There’s another loading method, that’s transfer your Canon XF400 4K MP4 files from the camcorder to your HDD, then add it to the software by directly drag and drop.
Step 3. Select Apple ProRes as output format. To edit XF400 4K MP4 in FCP X, the best codec is Apple ProRes codec. From the “Format” drop-down list, select the output format from “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for output, with this editing codec you will not have any importing or editing issues with FCP X.
Step 4. Before Canon XF400 FCP X conversion begins, if you want to adjust the output parameters like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or others according to your need, you can click the “Settings” button and change the parameters as you want, the customization feature is very useful in this 4K video converter.
Step 5. Start Canon XF400 4K MP4 to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion process. Click right-bottom “Convert” button, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will start the conversion process immediately.