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  • dan crouch

    July 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Can anyone please help with this.
    I need to import 200 MXF clips into FCP.

    From reading past post’s, it seems I need to covert them first.

    Can anyone help regarding this conversion. Would ‘i media converter’ be the best thing?
    I need to batch process them.

    Any help would be very much appreciated,


  • Shane Ross

    July 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

    MXF from…? P2 camera? Canon XF? Canon C300? If so, Log and Transfer is what you use…tutorial here.

    You will need drivers for Canon XF and C300 if those are the cameras.

    Or is it MXF from some other source?

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  • dan crouch

    July 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for post Shane.
    It’s a c300.


  • Shane Ross

    July 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Then you need to load the XF log and transfer plugin from Canon (google it), and use…well…Log and Transfer.

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  • dan crouch

    July 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Thank you very much Lisa,
    That was a very generous post, really clear and easy to follow. I’m going through them now.
    Each one is in a folder with other data files in them.
    It’s quite a laborious process opening up each folder.
    Could you tell me if the cameraman could have given them
    to me in a different way to allow me to batch convert them?

    Thanks again for your help.

  • Phil Balsdon

    July 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    The cameraman should have given you a complete copy of the entire CF card from the camera, which also has a lot of important data as well as the mxf video file.
    This probably what all those other files you are seeing are. You do not need to sort through all these files selecting only the mxf video files.

    If you download the Canon XF Utility and use Log and Transfer in FCP it will only show you the video files and you can select which shots or portions of shots you require and the type of ProRes you want to convert the mxf versions to.

    You should always keep a full copy of the original CF card (preferably 2). If your ProRes versions are lost or damaged you will be able to re-capture ProRes from these CF card copies directly into your project.

    Canon XF Utility will backup CF cards correctly and very quickly.

    Do not use the camera as a capture device.

    Shane’s tapeless workflow tutorial covers the complete process.

    Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.

  • dan crouch

    July 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks very much for all your post’s!
    V helpful indeed!!!
    I’m cutting now.


  • Michael Gissing

    September 10, 2012 at 6:12 am

    You do know that Canon make a free plugin for Log & Transfer for the C300 that does the same job.

  • Shane Ross

    November 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    [eason joy] “no need for any unnecessary steps.”

    What are these “unnecessary steps?”

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