Trouble importing Sony PMW-300 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X? This post guides you through the process of FCP set up to import Sony PMW-300 XDCAM footage, Now transferring Sony PMW-300 MXF files to FCP 6/7/X.
Q:Can we import and edit Sony PMW-300 XDCAM MXF videos in FCP?"
Definitely you can! Just Brorsoft Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for mac, which allows you to convert XDCAM files to Apple ProRes for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. Besides FCP, this Mac Sony XDCAM Converter also generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. And The whole process takes only three easy steps to convert:
1. Add MXF videos from HD camcorders Sony PMW-300. Then,
2. Select the preset profile FCP(" Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is FCP’s most compatible format").
3. At length, only one click of “convert” to start conversion from MXF to Prores.
Okay, following pages, let's look at the whole process in detail.
Free Download the Mac Sony MXF to ProRes Converter:
( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Guide: Convert Sony PMW-300 footage to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro
Step 1. Launch the program and click the "Add" button to load PMW-300 .MXF files for converting.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu and then select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), which is the best format for Final Cut Pro.
Step 3. Click “Settings” to set video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p) as you like. To deinterlace, crop, trim XDCAM HD MXF video, click “Edit” menu.
Step 4. After above settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony PMW-300 MXF to ProRes for directly importing to FCP.
After a quick conversion, you can click the Open icon to locate the converted ProRes MOV files. Now import your new ProRes files into FCP 6/7X for editing natively.
Editor’s Note: At launch the camera will have the Sony XDCAM codec built in, offering 50Mb/s 422, 35Mb/s 420 as well as both IMX and DVCAM in standard definition. So a great range of codec choices out of the box. This year later you’ll be able to add the new XAVC codec as an option. When you meet the XAVC to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, incompatible issues, this professional XDCAM/XAVC Converter for Mac will still be the big help for you.
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