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How to import Sony PMW-500 MXF Video to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X ?

Sony’s PMW-500 Solid State Memory Camcorder is a 2/3″ shoulder-mount camera that combines the 4:2:2 color space and high 50Mbps bitrate of the PDW-F800 with the SxS media recording of the PMW-350–introducing a lightweight, low power-consumption HD powerhouse to the world of professional broadcasting.
HD 1080/720 Recording Using the MPEG HD422 Codec.  The PMW-500 records and plays back high-definition video with 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions up to 50Mbps using MPEG-2 4:2:2P HL compression technology. Also, the PMW-500 can record high-quality 24-bit four-channel audio.

Sony PMW-500 XDCAM camcorders’ video format is MXF, using MXF footage on Mac is a big problem. Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Final Cut Express, iMovie or iDVD. So if you want to edit Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or other software, you first need to convert Sony PMW-500 MXF video to compatible format like ProRes 422 codec. This is a common format developed by Apple. ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut (Pro). It retains higher quality when you convert MXF to ProRes for FCP. If you need to edit Sony PMW-500 MXF footages in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac, you can follow this article to convert to best prores codec and edit without rendering.
Solution step-by-step guide to convert Sony PMW-500 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format.

1.Download MXF Converter for Mac. This is excellent software which can help you convert Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF video to ProRes for FCP X, FCP 6/7. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.

2.Install and launch the Sony PMW-500 XDCAM MXF to ProRes Converter Mac, import the MXF video you want to convert.
3.Choose the best output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. Click on “Format” and choose “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.

4.You can click settings to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.

5.You can click edit button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.
6.Click convert button to start. Sony MXF to ProRes Converter will transcode MXF to Apple ProRes codec, convert MXF to MOV format.
After converting, you can import Sony PMW-500 footage to FCP instantly without rendering in FCP 6/7/X.
Price:$29.00

September 5, 2013 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro 6Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro 7Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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