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How to transcode MXF file to Apple ProRes 422 HQ/Proxy/LT MOV for editing?

MXF is a popular format which is becoming worldwide file format as the development of various camcorders such as Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM and Canon XF300/XF305 etc. If you are the user of these camcorders, then you should find the recorded footages are in .mxf format. However using MXF footage on Mac is a major problem for those people who are not familiar with MXF format. MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, FCP X or Final Cut Pro 7. For Mac users, if want to import the MXF recorded MXF file to Final Cut Pro or iMovie for editing, then you may be in trouble. The MXF format is not compatible with all these popular video editing applications on Mac.However to solve such kind of problem, you need to import MXF files to FCP for editing smoothly, the easy way is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes. This is the standard definition and high definition lossy video compression format which is developed by Apple. This format retains high video quality so you need to convert the MXF footages to ProRes 422 MOV for editing MXF files in FCP. There is a way converting MXF videos to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ pr 4444 encoded MOV files and also to import the MXF footage to final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for further editing.
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Therefore to transcode MXF file to Apple ProRes for editing, you need a professional converter which can convert MXF file to Apple ProRes with best output. MXF to Apple Converter for Mac is professional converter which you can use as this is designed for Mac users so that they can convert MXF video to Apple ProRes. This software is effective as this can help to transcode MXF to Apple ProRes from Final Cut Pro with several simple steps. Besides, it ensures maximum editing quality as well as efficiency when working with iMovie, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere. This will be the best choice as this can help you when you need Canon MXF converter or Panasonic P2 MXF converter, then you can do action with MXF files at anytime.

Steps to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes:
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 4: Set the output setting.
Now set the output video setting such as video contrast, brightness, color, saturation etc.

Step 5 : Edit the output video.
You can edit the video with cut, crop, watermarks etc.

Step 6: Start Conversion.
After all settings, the last step is tom click on “Convert” button to begin the conversion of MXF to Apple ProRes.

January 6, 2015 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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