Transferring MXF to Final Cut Pro-First encode MXF files to ProRes in batch
Summary: Want to transcode batch MXF footages to ProRes MOV for FCP? Just read this post below, and you will know how to transcode batch MXF video to MOV for Final Cut Pro editing on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8
"I'm in the process of purchasing a Canon Professional camcorder which uses MXF format files. I am using Apple Final Cut Pro X with Lion operating system. Is there a tool which can help me when ingesting with Final Cut Pro X rather than earlier versions of Final Cut Pro. I also want to batch handle multiple MXF files for Final Cut Pro, any ideas?"
We know Canon, Sony and Panasonic high-end camcorders can generate MXF recordings. While, when you import MXF files to FCP for editing, problems occurred. Although Final Cut Pro can support many HD codec, you will meet some stuttering problem when viewing the MXF footage in FCP on Mac. Plus, FCP does not support direct editing of AVC-Intra in the timeline. Final Cut Pro most compatible format is Apple ProRes. The best solution to solve the MXF importing issues on FCP is to transcode MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac.
To make it easier and batch conversion for MXF videos, you can use Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, which works as a great Mac MXF batch Converter. It enables you to convert .mxf videos to Apple ProRes MOV with least quality loss. For easier editing, this cool Mac tool can also help you to merge multiple video clips.
Let's start the batch conversion with the step-by-step guide on how to convert MXF files to ProRes .mov and then import the converted videos for editing in FCP.
1. Download and install the professional Pavtube MXF Batch Converter for Mac and launch it to batch load your MXF videos to it.
2. Click on the "Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple PreRes 422 or Apple ProRes 422(LT)", etc are all the proper choice for you.
3. Click "Settings" to adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channels. Set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 will be better.
4. Check off the "Merge into one" box to combine your .mxf files into one. Then, click "Convert" button to start batch converting MXF to FCP friendly Apple ProRes 422 for native editing on Mac OS X.
5. When the conversion ends, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the resulted MOV files and edit them in FCP easily, you can follow this import the converted MXF to FCP guide.
From the steps above, I think you got the point to batch convert multiple MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro editing, please have a try, this software will solve you MXF files batch conversion and editing problems, and then you can import and use your recorded MXF files in FCP (X) on Mac without any problems.
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