Apple have sneaked two additions to FCPX with the latest update version 10.0.4 and I was unaware of it till I accidentally inserted a Canon C300 CF card into my MacPro and FCPX was minimised. The card was out of my Canon C300 and I was shocked when the thumbnails of the previous shoot suddenly came up on screen…FCPX to my understanding did not accept MXF files.
To prove a point I inserted a further CF card out of the Canon XF100 filmed at 50 Mbps, 720 50p and once again as you can see…thumbnails and the ability to import into FCPX.
The plot thickens as this only works on my MacPro and not my 27″ iMac, both have the same Canon V3 plugin and both have V10.0.4 FCPX update.
After further investigation I also decided to re visit 1080 50p and inserted footage shot with my FS100, NX70 and my Sony A77 DSLR, all 3 cameras footage is now recognised…fantastic.
The downside to all this positive information is that I still find FCPX unreliable as it has on occasions crashed and NOT come back to the same part of the edit as is supposed to happen, its still far to buggy for my liking but what I have seen recently gives me great hope that FCPX will mature gracefully and you can’t fault the phenomenal amount of 3rd party plugins being produced for FCPX.