Canon officially announced the EOS C500 digital cinema camera on 12 April 2012. As a continuation of the concept of the C300, the notable new features of C500 compared to the previous cameras are that it can record 4K and QHD motion video capture in addition to the previous 2K and HD capture of the C300 as well as shooting raw motion video to the Motion RAW format and raw still video to Still RAW format.
The Canon EOS C500 shoots videos by MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper using the Canon's XF Codec. MXF is a “container” format for the exchange of programme material between servers, tape streamers and to digital archives. Its contents may include a number of different streams of coded “essence”, encoded with any of variety of codecs. If you want to such kind of MXF files with FCP/iMovie on Mac, you have to convert Canon C500 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV before importing. Doremisoft Mac Video Converter is the ideal MXF converting tool to convert Canon C500 MXF to MOV. Below is how:
Note: For Windows users who have troubles with Canon C500 MXF footages, please choose the Video Converter for Windows
Free download the Canon C500 MXF converter for mac and install it, then double click to run the program. On the main interface, there is a big icon on the top left named “Add Files”, by clicking which you can easily load the source MXF footages to the converter.
Hit the menu bar of “Convert to” where you will find lots of preset output format, and then select the output format from it. To convert Canon C500 MXF to FCP, please tap “Final Cut Pro” and choose “Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov)”, while converting Canon C500 MXF to iMovie, click “iMovie” and select “iMovie ProRes (*.mov)”.
Finally, simply press the big blue button then you can launch the conversion from Canon C500 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with best video quality kept and ultrafast conversion speed.