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Popular MXF Converter Mac Review, FAQ: Convert MXF files to ProRes MOV

What is MXF
“MXF is a ‘container’ or ‘wrapper’ format which supports a number of different streams of coded ‘essence’, encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file.” ,from Wikipedia.

MXF is not a new topic for various HD Camcorder records videos in MXF, like Sony XDCAM MXF, Panasonic P2 MXF, and Canon XF serious(Canon XF100, XF105, XF300, XF305, Canon EOS C300, C500). JVC also has introduced MXF Camcorder, such as GY-HM70U, GY-HM600U, GY-HMQ10U, GY-HM750U, GY-HM790U, etc. Even the new JVC GY-HM650 ProHD news Camera has the compatibility to records MXF with rich Metadata.

However, MXF footage is not fully supported by Mac non-linear editing systems like FCP. For Canon CF card users, though FCP 7 has Log and Capture to import MXF files, but the importing process needs long time for rendering. The FCP X even cancels the Log and Capture function to directly import MXF. And sometimes, even you successfully bring MXF to FCP, the MXF video without audio or audio missing are annoying. In order to transfer MXF file to ProRes MOV with video and audio sync, a powerful MXF to FCP Converter is essential. Here introduces MXF Converter for Mac.

MXF Converter Review: MXF Converter for Mac is professional to transcode MXF files to ProRes MOV, DVCPRO MOV, Apple Intermediate Codec MOV, DNxHD MOV for FCP, QuickTime, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer with perfect video and audio synchronization on Mac, including the latest Mavericks 10.9.1. It also can transcode MXF to MKV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, FLV for media players and websites, especially for iPad 4, iPad air, iPhone 4S, Galaxy Tab,Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola Xoom, HTC, YouTube, FaceBook, and, Metcalfe, etc.

Below is a tutorial about how to transfer Sony XDCAM MXF, Panasonic P2 MXF, and Canon XF MXF, XAVC MXF, etc to ProRes MOV with perfect video and audio sync.

Step1. Accurately load MXF to MXF Converter for Mac
In order to guarantee MXF video file converted to MOV with video and audio sync, you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files).

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load MXF file. Here you can directly drag MXF to it, fast. This program also supports batch conversion. Though the excellent MXF to FCP Converter will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion, you’d better to preview loaded MXF files in the preview window to make sure audio and video sync. You can capture MXF images easily with Snapshot function when preview MXF file.
Check “Merge”, you can join MXF clips into one big file. Meanwhile you can split one big MXF files into smaller clips.

Step2. Choose ProRes MOV as output format
Click “format” and under the Final Cut Pro menu, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 are all options for FCP editing. You can also enter FCP in the search bar directly.

Step3. Set video and audio profile
Click the “Settings” button to adjust output profile settings. Here users could adjust bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Before you transfer and import MXF into FCP, you are allowed to do initial editing via “edit” in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.

Step4: Transcode MXF files into ProRes MOV
Click “Start Conversion” icon, The MXF Converter for Mac will guarantee MXF converted to MOV in video and audio sync and run conversion at ultrafast speed even on Mavericks 10.9.1. After MXF to ProRes conversion, you will be able to get the output files via clicking on “Open” button and then import converted MXF in FCP easily without audio problems.

January 7, 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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