Canon EOS C500 PL User Manual

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This plugin was created to allow you to easily transfer the clips you recorded using the camcorder to Apple's Final
Cut Pro non-linear editing system. This plugin is compatible with Apple’s Final Cut Pro, version 6.0.6 or 7.0.0 to
Your camcorder may not support all of the features and functions described in these instructions.

Transferring clips directly from the camcorder or from a CF card

You can transfer clips to Final Cut Pro directly from a CF card inserted into a card reader connected to your
computer. If your camcorder features a USB terminal, you can also connect the camcorder to the computer using a
USB cable to import clips directly from the camcorder.
For details about transferring file-based media to Final Cut Pro, refer to

Final Cut Pro User Manual.


Start up Final Cut Pro.


Connect the camcorder or the CF card to the computer.

CF card: Connect a commercially available card reader compatible with CompactFlash memory cards to the
computer and insert the CF card into the card reader.

• Camcorder equipped with a USB terminal:

ቢ Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
ባ Turn on the camcorder and set in MEDIA mode.
ቤ Connect the camcorder to the computer using a USB cable. Use the optional IFC-400PCU USB cable or

similar mini-B USB cable.


Click File > Log and Transfer to open the Log and Transfer window.


Choose a destination codec for the transferred clips.
Select Preferences in the Browse area of the Log and Transfer window and select [Canon XF MPEG2] for [Target
Format (Transcode to)].


Add the desired clips to the Transfer Queue.

To add only part of a clip: Select the desired clip from the Browse area, set the In point and Out point as
necessary in the Preview area and click the Add Clip to Queue button.
To add multiple clips: Select the desired clips in the Browse area and click Add Selection to Queue.

• The clips in the Transfer Queue will be transferred automatically and saved with the latest project.
• Relay clips (continuously recorded clips that spanned multiple CF cards) will not be recognized as a single clip.

Such clips will be treated as separate clips for transfer.


Close the Log and Transfer window.


Drag the icon of the CF card in the card reader or the icon of the camcorder to the trash can icon to safely
eject the media and then disconnect the card reader or camcorder.

Mac OS

Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro

Version 1.3




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