With the increases of all kinds of camcorders, we are familiar with the more and more camera formats, such as MXF, MOV, MP4, AVCHD, XAVC, DPX, DSLR, etc. And many camcorders can supports more than one format. For instance, the JVC GY-HM650 can record video in both MPEG-2 and H.264 formats using MOV, MP4, AVCHD and MXF wrappers. However, it's not easily to edit MXF AVCHD MOV DLSR in FCP X directly.
As we know, MXF, AVCHD is not compatible formats with FCP. And though FCP X can directly import MOV, the H.264 codec makes DLSR clunky to edit in a FCP timeline with much rendering. Actually, it's most popular choice to convert camcorder formats to FCP X for easily editing. But many annoying issues, especially audio loss, file size enlargement and quality degradation are following when transcoding. In generally, quality decrease cannot be avid while the other two can be solved.What we do is to pick a converter which can guarantee quality with minimum loss and easily handle all camera formats. Luckily, Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is the precisely powerful and versatile camera video formats conversion tool.
Below is a step-by-step tutorial to transcode MXF AVCHD DSLR MOV to Final Cut Pro. Let's take a look!
Step 1: Import
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load camera files. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion. You can batch convert multiple formats video at one time.
Step 2: Select export format
Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering sufficient video quality.
Step 3: Transcoding settings (Optional)
Click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 4: Conversion
Click "Conversion" icon and the Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac will run at ultrafast speed to transfer MXF AVCHD DSLR MOV to ProRes FCP X. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.
Part 2: Import camera files to FCP X
To import the converted files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO not check "Create Optimized Media" or "Create Proxy Media". Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.
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