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How to open/import Sony MHS-CM5 MXF video in FCP X?

Since updated to macOS High Sierra, lots of FCP X users have serious troubles dealing with MXF files from Sony MHS-CM5 and other camcorders. Is there any possibilities to solve these problems? In this article, we explain a workaround to transcode Sony MHS-CM5 MXF footage for easier use in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.
After the upgradation to 10.4 with macOS High Sierra, FCP X has issues coping with MXF footage from Sony MHS-CM5 and other cameras. To be able to use Sony MHS-CM5 MXF media in FCP X fluidly, you could convert them first. Check a guide on how to encode Sony MHS-CM5 MXF files to ProRes codec for editing in FCP X fluently.
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How to transcode Sony MHS-CM5 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Sony MHS-CM5 MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:
Step 1: Start up MXF Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony MHS-CM5 MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony MHS-CM5 MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.
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Step 2: Click “Profile” to select output format.
We would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes is FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
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Step 3: Start MXF files conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Sony MHS-CM5 MXF files to ProRes conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated files for editing in Premiere Pro on your Mac with optimum performance.
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October 22, 2018 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro 5Convert 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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