Import Sony XDCAM 1080p MXF to Final Cut Pro X for editing on Mac Mountain Lion
Summary: Follow the article below you will know before Import Sony XDCAM MXF to Final Cut Pro X for editing on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, you need to convert Sony XDCAM MXF footage to Apple ProRes MOV format with Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter
"I have recorded many 1080p footages from Sony XDCAM camcorder, which I borrowed from my friends. I haven't shot or edited HD before now, so need some help setting up the project. when I import Sony XDCAM MXF files to final cut pro, it says that the files are not supported, I searched the forum and many people say the MXF footage need to be converted to prores codec, can you give me some suggestions and what software I need to use?".
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If you have got the Sony XDCAM and often use it to record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit Sony XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro on Mac, but as the user stated above, FCP X best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP X doesn't support Sony XDCAM MXF footages well. The best method to solve this problem is to convert Sony XDCAM MXF footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, you can follow the steps below to transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X for editing.
1.Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.
2.Install and launch this Sony XDCAM Mac MXF Converter. Import Sony XDCAM MXF footages to the converter.
3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
4.You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.
5.Start convert Sony XDCAM MXF footages to FCP X editing.
When you get ready to convert the added mxf videos on Mac, Click the "Convert" button to start conversion. The conversion processes will transcode MXF to ProRes MOV videos to be compatible with FCP editing.
After conversion, you can Importing video files and projects into Final Cut Pro X without any trouble. Congratulations! You have successfully taken the first step to make your own masterpiece.
With this Sony XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes 422 converter, you can easily change XDCAM files to FCP X for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your XDCAM footages to FCP in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed. You can also find more tips and tricks on FCP in Pavtube FCP column and MXF column.
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