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Workflow : Convert/Import RED MXF/MP4 files to Final Cut Pro X with Apple PreRes MOV

The highly configurable RED Epic Dragon is the latest version of the firm’s original Epic-M Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC).

RED CAMERA FORMATS:
Avid AAF, MXF. 1080p 4.2.0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : Quicktime, JPEG
4K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)
2K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)

“Who can show me a simple way to import RED MXF video into FCP X on Mac? I don’t like the RED Plugin for Final Cut Pro X. And the DaVinci Resolve is too difficult to use it.”

With the continuing popularity of the RED family of cameras, Final Cut Pro X editors have been looking for proven workflows with REDCODE MXF files. This guide outlines how best to use the native RED support in Final Cut Pro X and how professional production companies are achieving excellent results when recording with RED cameras, editing in Final Cut Pro X, and finishing in applications such as MXF Video Converter for Mac.

In order to get RED RED ONE/Scarlet-X/EPIC Mysterium-X/EPIC DRAGON MXF footage supported by FCP, you need to convert RED MXF to ProRes MOV on Mac, the most compatible video codec with Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6, FCP 10.1) then you can edit the converted ProRes MOV files in Final Cut Pro and play them on Mac. Thus, a powerful and professional MXF to ProRes Converter is the most important tool in the problem-solving process. Here recommed the MXF Video Converter for Mac, applying which you can get your REDCODE RAW files converted to 30p/25p ProRes MOV files with high quality by following listed steps.

How to convert RED MXF footage to ProRes MOV?    

1.Load MXF videos to this RED Video Converter     
Two ways to import MXF/MP4 files:
(1) Click the “Add Files” menu to locate the video files you want to add.Batch conversion is available, so you can add more than one MXF file at one time to save your time.
(2) Drag & drop MXF files to the RED MXF Video Converter directly.
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2.Select ProRes MOV as the Output Format     
Click the “Format” box to select the output format from “Final Cut Pro” category. You can choose Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422  (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy). It  depends on what you attach importance to.

Note: If you want to delete some part of the MXF file, you can click “Edit” icon to trim RED video on Mac. On the editing interface, you are able to change the original video effect and crop the frame size, set the zoom. If you have several RED MXF videos on your Mac and you want to combine them and export a continuous video, just enable the “Merge” option at the bottom of the program.
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3.Start to convert RED MXF to MOV on Mac OS X    
Hit the “Convert” button to let RED Video Converter accomplish converting MXF to ProRes MOV for you! This MXF video converter works on Mac running Mac OS X 10.5  Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or Mac OS X 10.9  Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook  Air, etc.

When the video conversion is 100% completed, clcik “Open” button to get the converted video files. You can  load your RED RAW recordings into Final Cut Pro X with no problem now.

April 27, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro XMXF Video Converter for Mac Tagged with:
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