How To Import/Edit Media from Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 on Avid/FCP
Summary: Follow this article you will know how to solve Sony PMW-100 HD422 MXF editing problems with Final Cut Pro X and Avid on Mac.
Question: "I've been given some MXF files that were made by a Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camera. How do i import those files to FCP X and Avid Media Composer? I read a bit and I concluded to Calibrated. Is there another way, maybe a freeware utility?"
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From above words of one Sony PMW-100 XDCAM users we find that the user has the confusion how to import Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X and Avid. We also searched the solution, we find out one solution is to download and install the PMW-100 XDCAM Transfer application, but some users would still meet the trouble due to its complex procedures. Here we’d like to introduce one easier solution for you.
First of all, we highly recommend the Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for you, which allows you to convert/transcode Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer compatible format Apple ProRes/DNxHD easily and quickly that you just need a few clicks. Below, we give you the step-by-step guide. Before follow the guide, you need to download and install the best Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF to FCP X/Avid MC Converter on your Mac OS X Lion.
Guide: Convert Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X/Avid on Mac OS X Lion.
Step 1: Add MXF video files.
Download and run Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. Connect Sony PMW-100 XDCAM camcorder to your Mac computer hard drive via USB cable. Click the button "File" to add Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files, or directly drag and drop your Sony XDCAM HD MXF files.
Step 2: Select an output format for FCP X and Avid Media Composer and set the output folder.
Click on the "Format" and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s the best format for editing in FCP X, if you need to edit in Avid, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid native editing.
Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Start Converting.
Click the "Convert" button; it will convert Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF files to Apple ProRes/DNxHD for FCP X and Avid Media Composer on Mac immediately. After the Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF to Apple ProRes/DNxHD for FCP X and Avid Media Composer on Mac conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCP X and Avid Media Composer via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import the converted Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 MXF videos to FCP X or Avid Media Composer freely for further editing without any trouble.
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