Transcode Canon C700 4K MXF to MOV on Mac for playing, editing

Seeking for a way to convert Canon C700 MXF to MOV on macOS Sierra, El Capitan for importing, editing, playing and sharing smoothly? Check this article to get the solid solution.

The C700 is capable of 4K recording at 60p to CFast 2.0 cards using the XF-AVC format. Also available are Apple’s well-regarded ProRes formats for direct-to-edit workflows. After showing off your 4K videos, you will disappointed when you want to play/edit C700 4K MXF on Mac OS X. Many problems, like importing slowly, or couldn’t edit videos smoothly would occur…

Based on our multiple tests, we worked out the solution. In fact, MXF is a highly compressed format and is not fully compatible with Mac tools including QuickTime, FCP, iMovie, FCE, etc. Besides playing 4K is is extremely hardware intensiv. Since MOV is the most compatible format for Mac, which ensures maximum playing and editing quality while working with FCP and other programs, the best solution would be converting MXF to MOV in 1080p(optimal settings) with third-party software. The recommended MXF to MOV converter is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Overall, it is an all-in-one professional MXF/MTS/XAVC/MOV/WMV/MKV/AVI file converter, editor and player. With it, you can transcode Canon C700 MXF to MOV (including ProRes MOV for FCP, AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD MOV for Avid…) on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite. Besides, it fully supports 4K source which allows you to downscale 4K to 1080p easily. And all you need is to drag the result videos for playing & editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert Canon C700 4K MXF to MOV on Mac in detail.

Convert Canon C700 4K footage for playing/editing on Mac smoothly

Step 1. Load 4K MXF files

Download, install and launch the 4K MXF to MOV Converter Mac, and import .mxf files into the program.

Note: Before conversion, you need to transfer MXF files from your Canon C700 to Mac Hard Drive, then click the “add files” button to browse to import MXF videos.

Step 2. Choose output format

Click Format to choose “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” profile in the drop-down menu.

Tip: If you want to convert Canon C700 MXF to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you are recommended to directly choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov)” for FCP; “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)” for iMovie, FCE.

Step 3. Start conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac Video Converter will start transcode Canon C700 MXF to MOV on Mac with the best quality.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos MOV. Now you can start fun away with playing, editing Canon C700 4K footage on Mac without hassle.

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