// Transcode Canon C500 MXF to Apple Aperture 3 best codec on Mac //

Summary: Follow this article you will know how to transcode Canon C500 MXF to Apple Aperture 3 best format on Mac Mountain. 

Canon C500 represents Canon’s first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. Sharing a sensor with the earlier EOS C300 camera, the EOS C500 fulfills the potential of the large (Super 35mm-size), high-resolution (8.8 Mp effective) CMOS imager by offering full 4K RAW output via 3G-SDI. 


4K RAW (4096 x 2160) Output 
EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility 
8.8 Mp Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor 
Also Puts Out 2K, Quad HD & Full HD 
2x 3G-SDI Outputs 
50 Mb/s Proxy HD Recording to CF Card 
10-Bit 4K RAW at Up to 60p 
10-Bit 4K Half RAW at Up to 120p 
12-Bit 2K 4:4:4 Signal at Up to 60p 
Canon Log Gamma 

I upgraded to Apple Aperture 3.3, but I still do not see my C500 MXF files when I try to import them. I tried changing the file extension, but no luck. Any ideas?

This maybe an issue of codec incompatiblity. If you shoot any MXF formats it won’t appear in Aperture for import. (this is the same for FCP and iMovie). So which is the easy way to import and edit Canon C500 1080P MXF in Apple Aperture 3?

As the Apple Aperture 3 can’t support MXF video footages, and Canon C500 MXFvideo format is not friendly for Apple Aperture 3, it’s a good choice to convert C500 MXF to Apple Aperture 3 best supported video formats, such as MOV. And then you can edit the C500 MXF video in Apple Aperture 3 smoothly. You can follow the easy steps below. 

Free Download and Install the App 

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Step1: Run Pavtube Mac MXF to MOV Converter for Apple Aperture 3, click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button to load your source MXF clips or drag and drop the C500 MXF files to the converter. You are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. 


Step2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing C500 MXF in Apple Aperture 3. 


Step 3. Adjust video and audio parameters. (Optional) 

To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution. 

Step4: When above steps finished, you can click “Convert” button to start converting Canon C500 1080p MXF videos to Apple Aperture 3

After converting, you can load Canon C500 video to Apple Aperture 3 for editing as you want, now you can have a try. With the excellent C500 MXF Converter, you can deal Canon C500 MXF files on Mac in Apple Aperture 3 with best video and audio quality as you want.

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