How to import Sony MXF into FCP X/7?

 

In this article you will get the best workflow to import Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP X/FCP 7 on Mac, follow the best way and you will be able to edit Sony XDCAM MXF videos in Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 7 with native supported Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec.

Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP Problem

"Hi all. I've got some MXF video files that were made by a Sony XDCAM camcorder. How do I import those files to Final Cut Pro X? I read a bit and I still can't find the best workflow to import Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP X/FCP 7. Is there any way that you can share with me?"

Sony XDCAM camcorders are popular among professional users, a lot of users have got a Sony XDCAM camcorder to record high quality videos. But at the same time, groups of camcorder users find that when they edit an XDCAM MXF file shot by Sony camcorder in FCP X or FCP 7, the final cut can't support the MXF files to import and edit. So a lot of Sony XDCAM users need to find another workflow to import MXF to FCP X or FCP 7 for editing smoothly. How in the world can you edit Sony XDCAM MXF files in Final Cut Pro X/7? Here we will share the best workflow to help you import Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X/FCP 7.

From FCP X official website you will know that Apple ProRes codec is the best codec for editing with FCP X or FCP 7, so the best workflow to import and edit Sony XDCAM MXF files with FCP X/FCP 7 is to transcode Sony XDCAM MXF files to apple prores codec.

Convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP natively format

As we talked above, the most effective way to ensure smooth XDCAM MXF to FCP X importing is the format conversion. Apple ProRes codec MOV format is the best video format natively supported by Final Cut Pro X, so you can transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes first and import to FCP X/FCP 7for editing later. Acrok MXF Converter for Mac is the recommended software for you, it can convert XDCAM MXF files to Apple ProRes, allowing your Final Cut Pro X/7 to access your XDCAM recordings. 4K MXF video conversion is also supported. Now please follow the easy steps below to convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP natively format.

Step 1. Import recorded Sony XDCAM MXF files

Install Acrok MXF Converter for Mac on your computer, run this MXF Video Converter for Mac and add Sony XDCAM MXF shots to it by clicking “Add Files” button on the top left corner on the main interface.

Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP X/FCP 7

Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes as output

Click the format bar to target “”Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” category, this is native editing codec for FCP X and FCP 7. It can also help you to convert MXF to MOV, convert MXF to MP4, convert MXF to AVI, etc.

Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP X/FCP 7

Step 3. Edit XDCAM MXF files (Optional)

This Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X converter has easy-to-use video editing feature, you can click “Edit” or the pencil icon to switch to “Video Editor” screen where you can edit Sony XDCAM files before convert Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X/FCP 7, you can use the features like trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, adjusting special effects, etc.

Step 4. Convert XDCAM MXF to FCP X/FCP 7

Hit “Convert” on main UI to get XDCAM MXF to FCP Apple ProRes conversion started. Besides MXF files, it also supports MPG files, you can use it to convert MPG to FCP X.

Step 5. Import XDCAM MXF to FCP X/7

The Acrok MXF Converter for Mac will help you to convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to FCP X/FCP 7 with top quality and speed, after conversion, you can import converted videos to FCP X/7 for editing natively, and you don't need to render again, there will be no problems anymore, please take a try now, hope this program can help you!

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