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MXF Importing Problems – How to import Sony/Canon/Panasonic mxf files to FCP?

How to import .mxf video files into Final Cut Pro? Wanna editing the .mxf video files on a Mac Editing Software, such as: Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid? This article will tell you the best way to import mxf file from the Canon/Panasonic Camcorder to Final Cut Pro for editing on a Mac.
What is the best video format for Mac Editing Software?
Final Cut Pro (X): MOV, Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov), DVCPRO (*.mov), HDV (*.mov)
How to import mxf videos to FCP?
As we know, mxf files can not be imported on FCP driectly, and the best format is mov for editing on FCP. So the best way to import mxf on fcp is “convert mxf to mov for editing”.
Tips: While importing MXF clips to MXF to MOV converter for conversion, please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder’s card.

Step by step to convert and import mxf files to FCP

1. Download and install MXF Converter for Mac.(10.5 later, OS X Lion, Mountain Lion ,Mavericks X supported). Run it.
2. Drag & drop .mxf files to this Mac MXF Converter.

3. Select “MOV” as output format. Open the format list of the app, go to “Final Cut Pro” and set the mov as your output format. If your final cut pro version is 6 later, you can select “Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Otherwise you need choose “Quicktime MOV” as output format beneath the “Common Video” profile.
import mxf to fcp
4. Start to convert mxf to mov on mac os x. Hit “Convert” button let this smart Mac MXF Converter to do the rest for you! A few minutes later, you will get the Final Cut Pro friendly videos.
5. Import mxf conversion video to FCP. At the end just import the converted mxf video to FCP directly.

February 17, 2014 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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