The Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder is enhanced for more professional use, providing for a more complete audio/video capture workflow among other in the same compact, ergonomic form factor. The Canon XC15 features a 1″ 12MP CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to Ultra HD 4K resolutions at up to 29.97 fps and 1080p at up to 59.94p, and an integrated f/2.8 – 5.6, 8.9 to 89mm zoom lens, which has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode. It supports both CFast and SD cards like the Canon XC10 did. 4K video records to CFast cards in an MXF wrapper at up to 305 Mbps in an H.264-based, IntraFrame, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec; while 1080p video writes to SD cards at up to 50 Mbps in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec, also in an MXF wrapper. Still images are also written to SD cards. Keeping 4K video separate from 1080p and stills will help avoid data mix-ups.

The Canon XC15 users are seeking for a solution to import Canon XC15 4K/1080p MXF files into Apple Aperture for editing without problems. Have you also met the trouble and got frustrated? Well, don’t blame the Aperture, the “Import from Camera…” option works just like “Log and Transfer”. The thing is, even Aperture does not work with the Canon or Panasonic P2 MXF codec. As far as I know, to solve those problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding MXF files to Apple Aperture native format. Along with some help from the UFUWare Video Converter for Mac, it can be done.

UFUWare Video Converter for Mac, the excellent MXF converting tool, has Aperture native profile with five types of ProRes codecs- ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT), ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 422(proxy), ProRes 444. And it allows you freely change the video and audio parameters as you need, of course, it can keep the original quality for editing. I have successfully used it to encode my Canon XC15 4K/2K MXF to ProRes for Aperture.

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Import Canon XC15 4K/1080p MXF files to Aperture 3 for editing

1. Launch the best Canon XC15 to Aperture Converter, and click “Add File” button to add the Canon XC15 4K MXF or 1080p MXF files to the converter.

Canon XC15 MXF to Aperture Connverter

2. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down menu, and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. ProRes MOV is the best navtive format for Apple Aperture.

Convert Canon XC15 4K/1080p MXF to ProRes MOV for Apple Aperture

3. You can click “Settings” bar to customize the video and audio settings. To keep the best quality for editing, you’d better keep your original settings. For example, if your resource file is 1080 29.97p or 59.94i, you’d better select the video size as 1920*1080 and frame rate as 29.97fps.

4. Click “Convert” button on the main interface to transcode Canon XC15 4K/1080p MXF to Aperture Apple ProRes MOV on Mac.

Once the Canon XC15 MXF to ProRes conversion is done, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov files. Now, you are free to import/edit XC15 4K MXF or 1080p MXF files in Apple Aperture 3 Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan) without issues.