Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

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Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

Postby Vincent121 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:26 am

Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid converter

Summary:If you want to load Sony PDM-700 MXF to FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid, you can follow this article to convert to best codec and format for these software.

The Sony PDW700 is a 2/3" high definition camcorder capable of recording XDCAM HD in 4:2:2 color space. The camera features the sophisticated Power HAD FX CCD block, boasting 1920 x 1080 effective resolution. The camera is fully equipped for HD broadcast acquisition and comes with a 7-year laser-block "powertrain" warranty, making it a premier choice for even the most hostile environments. The XDCAM series takes recording to the next level, utilizing non-linear single and dual-layer optical Blue Laser technology. Less time logging, capturing and digitizing footage allows videographers to move seamlessly between acquisition and post-production.


High Quality Broadcast

The PDW700 has the ability to shoot a 50mb/s variant of the popular XDCAM HD codec. The extra bandwidth allows the format to record in 4:2:2 color space, making it extremely useful for compositing and multiple-generation layer effects. The camera uses advanced CCD technology. The Power HAD HD FX (1920x1080) CCDs have specifications that approach the very highest quality FIT chips found in top-tier equipment such as those used in HDTV production.

MXF footages to Mac editing problems

Sony PDW700 XDCAM camcorders' video format is MXF, using MXF footage on Mac is a big problem. Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie or Avid on Mac. So if you want to edit Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, Avid or other software, you first need to convert Sony PDW700 MXF video to compatible format like ProRes 422 codec, AIC codec, or DNxHD codec. ProRes codec is a common format developed by Apple, ProRes 422 is intended for non-linear editing with Apple Final Cut (Pro), and AIC codec is mainly for iMovie and FCE, DNxHD codec is for Avid Media Composer editing. They retain higher quality when you convert Sony PDW700 MXF to these codecs. Below are some useful tips for you and you will know how to import Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie or Avid MC on Mac.

1.Download Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac. This is excellent software which can help you convert Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF video to ProRes for FCP X, FCP, AIC, DNxHD codec MOV format. Besides, it supports many other formats for output.


2.Install and launch the Sony PDW700 XDCAM MXF to Mac Converter, import the MXF video you want to convert.

3.Choose the best output format for iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid. Click on "Format" and choose the corresponding output format.

For FCP X, FCP, you can choose "Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)"; for iMovie and FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC); for Avid, you can choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov). They are the best codec and format for editing.


4.You can click settings to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.


5.You can click edit button to edit MXF video, such as deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop.

6.Click convert button to start. Sony MXF to Mac iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid Converter will transcode MXF to Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD codec, and convert MXF to MOV format.

After converting, you can import Sony PDW700 footage to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid editing instantly without rendering. More output formats are supported.

Tips: You can use Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac to burn PDW700 XDCAM MXF to DVD on Mac, which is easy to use and can save you much time.

Learn more Cameras/Camcorders related tutorial, pls view our Sony column, MXF Column, FCP Column, etc. on

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