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Avid MXF to FCP - Can FCP import Avid MXF Files on Mac

Postby jacknjchn » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:51 am

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can smoothly import and edit Avid MXF files in Final Cut Pro 7 by transcoding/converting Avid MXF to ProRes MOV format on Mac.


We usually saw some users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit their Avid MXF files with Final Cut Pro. Let's see some frequently asked questions on this.

Q1: Avid MXF files in FCP 7
Does anyone know how to get avid MXF files to work in Final Cut Pro 7?

Q2: Avid MXF files convert to Final Cut Quicktime
Due to some crazy problem with my Avid, Media Composer now says my license has expired. So I am locked out of Media Composer and the material I captured there. Because I need to edit tomorrow, I will use Final Cut on my other machine. Is there a way I can convert the Avid MXF files into Quicktime to edit on Final Cut?

Q3: FCP import Avid MXF Files
I have AVID MXF files that I would like to import into FCP. Any ideas other than spending $400. for the MXF Import program. I tried the Sony EX Transfer software but that wouldn't do it. I don't have access to an AVID to export quicktimes.

As you see, many folks are talking about how to import Avid media in .mxf into Final Cut Pro 6 for editing without problems. If you want to edit in FCP 7 with AVID media that you digitized in .mxf format, you'll have to use Automatic Duck's FCP Pro Import to "see" the .mxf media. Pro Import creates Quicktime wrapper files for the AVID .mxf files because FCP cannot read these on its own. In order to work in a time line, you’d better transcode Avid MXF to Apple ProRes codec. To help those who wanna edit Avid MXF, here I share with you a simple guide on how to convert Avid MXF files to ProRes MOV format for Final Cut Pro editing flawlessly.

Downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Canon XF, Panasonic P2 recorded as well as Avid output MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The Mac MXF to ProRes Converter can convert HD videos from HD camcorders for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Guide: Transcoding Avid MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP 7


Step 1. Launch the program and click add button to Import MXF files from your Avid Media Composer to the MXF to FCP Converter Mac.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Avid .mxf files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 7 under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the Mac MXF to MOV Converter:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p).


2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add watermark, attach (*.ass, *.ssa, *.srt) subtitles, etc.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Avid MXF footage into Final Cut Pro 7 for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column" to get your solutions.

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Re: Avid MXF to FCP - Can FCP import Avid MXF Files on Mac

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:08 am

What is MXF?

MXF is the prefix abbreviation of the Material Exchange Format, which supports an array of different streams of coded "essence" as a "container" or "wrapper" format. At present there is no any kind of "wrapper" format to meet all the needs of broadcast production. Many MXF video footages are recorded by high-definition camcorders, like Panasonic P2, canon XF and sony XDCAM series camcorders.

If you are a HD camcorder user, then you might be quite familiar with MXF format. Apart from playback MXF Video on your computer, watch your MXF recordings through Blu-ray Disc Player/PS3, enjoy MXF on portable multi-media devices, moreover, upload MXF Video to YouTube, and broadcast your most Brilliant AVCHD recordings on YouTube is also fantastic. Learn to Convert .MXF files onto Youtube?

Well-know YouTube Supported Video formats:

WebM files (Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codec), MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - (typically supporting h264 and mpeg4 video codecs and AAC audio codec), AVI (Many cameras output this format - typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM), MPEGPS (Typically supporting MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio), WMV, FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio).

Though there are a wide range of video codec formats, audio codec formats and container formats in use and YouTube supports a very wide variety of them, you still cannot upload your MXF file to YouTube without a decent MXF to YouTube Converter. For instance, Brorsoft [color="#208ece"]MXF to YouTube Converter[/color] is one of the best MXF to YouTube converting program, which fully supports converting your MXF video to YouTube supported formats (FLV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, WebM, MOV, 3GP), meanwhile it will keep the favorable high definition quality and finish MXF to YouTube conversion within shortest time.

Simple Workflow of Converting MXF files to FLV for uploading to YouTube

P.S. If you’re using a Mac computer, please turn to its Mac version – [color="#208ece"]MXF to FLV Converter for Mac[/color]

Step 1: Download, install and launch the MXF to YouTube Converter, click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button to load the MXF files you’d like to convert. When the footages are loaded to the program, you can preview the videos.


Step 2: Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. To maintain HD video quality, simply follow “Flash Video” -> “FLV-Flash Video Format(*.flv)”.


Step 3: You can customize the A/V parameters based on your personal requirements. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate or codec to meet your requirement.


Step 4: After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic MXF footage to FLV format.

The MXF to FLV Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple MXF files and convert MXF to FLV at one time. You may also merge them into one file by checking the box “Merge into one file” before conversion starts. After conversion you can click “Open” button to get the generated FLV files for uploading to YouTube for sharing.

Related Software:

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac- Especially designed for the AVCHD camera/camcorder users (including Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Leica, etc.) who intend to transcode AVCHD footages, convert MTS/M2TS files at 1080i, 1080p, and 720p to editable format for FCP, iMovie, FCE, iDVD and more other video editing or burning software on Mac OS X.

Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter - As the best AVCHD Converter, MTS Converter or M2TS Converter is the best solution for Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Leica, etc users to transcode and convert 1080p/1080i/720p AVCHD/AVCHD Lite/MTS/M2TS videos to all common formats AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPG, MOV, VOB, 3GP and more.

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