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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