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How to Convert/Load Panasonic P2/Canon XF/Sony EX MXF Files to FCP X on Mac?

MXF is known as Material Exchange Format which is an open file format that is targeted at the inter-change of audio-visual material with associated data and metadata. MXF is a container format which supports number of different streams of coded ‘essence’ that is encoded with any of a variety of codecs together with metadata wrapper which explains the material contained within the MXF file. This is self contained which hold the total content with no need of some outside material and bundles mutually with video, audio and programmed data.

MXF files are intended to make more efficient work flows between different platforms which include digital editing equipment, cameras and servers. This file format adopts a subset of the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) that is planned to help standardize the interchange of video between numerous vendors and platforms. There are numerous problems with non-professional format which include Canon C300/XF305/XF300, Panasonic HVX200/HPX3000/HPX300 and Sony EX MXF files are not supported by FCP X/Apple TV 3/iTunes/iPad Mini/iPad 4/iPod Touch 5 etc. For that we need MXF File Converter to convert MXF file to MOV or MP4 to import into FCP X/iTunes/iPod Touch 5/iPad Mini/iPad 4 etc.

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FCP X or Final Cut Pro X is a new released with prevailing features such as improved speed/ProRes codecs/XML Interchange/Media Management etc and some time-saving improvements like easy export, automatic transfer etc. This new released FCP X cannot carry MXF video format. This format is generally the latest version of video editing software which is specially made for professionals from a company which focuses on mainstream clients. This Final Cut Pro X is the new generation to Final Cut Pro 7 software that was released as part of Final Cut Studio and this FCP X is only available to consumers via Mac App store. But the new released FCP X does not hold up excellent with MXF videos.

There are many people who are confused by Canon XF305/C300/XF300, Panasonic HPX300/HPX3000/HVX200 and Sony EX MXF files because they cannot view or open or play MXF files, even after editing them with FCP X on Mac. For such situation, you can use MXF Video Converter for Mac that can help you to convert MXF files from canon C300/XF300/XF305, Sony EX MXF and Panasonic HVX200/HPX3000/HPX300 to Final Cut Pro X friendly format MOV, convert MXF to MPG, convert MXF to AVI, convert MXF to DV, convert MXF to MP4 etc with best quality and also without audio syncing problems.

Steps to convert MXF file to FCP X on Mac:
Step 1: Launch MXF Video Converter Tool.
Download and install this MXF Video Converter and hit on quick launch button to begin this application.

Step 2 : Add MXF video file to application.
After this click on “Add” button to add MXF video file to this application.
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Step 3 : Select the output format.
Click the “Format” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or DVCPRO HD video (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
Tips: What is Apple ProRes Codecs : FAQ and Useful Tips
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Step 5: Start Convert P2 card MXF to ProRes 422 MOV.
After all these settings, the last step is to click the “Convert” button to start converting MXF video to Apple ProRes 422 MOV video.Then you can easily import the output MOV video to Final Cut Pro for further editing.

After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video without rendering .Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro.


January 14, 2015 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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