Native MXF Editing in FCP-Import and Edit MXF Files in FCP X

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Native MXF Editing in FCP-Import and Edit MXF Files in FCP X

Postby stevenjoen » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:19 pm

MXF is a “container” or “wrapper” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”, encoded with any of a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. MXF has been designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats. Panasonic HVX200/HPX300/HPX3000, Canon C300/XF300/XF305, Sony EX MXF files are not supported by iTunes/FCP X/Apple TV 3/iPod Touch 5/iPhone 4s/iPad 4/iPad Mini, etc. We need mac mxf file converter to convert mxf file to QuickTime(MOV) or MP4 to import into iTunes/FCP X/Apple TV 3/iPod Touch 5/iPhone 4s/iPad 4/iPad Mini, etc. And this article will focus on convert Panasonic MXF to MOV for Final Cut Pro X for editing.

Final Cut Pro X is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not support MXF video format! Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mountain Lion/Lion, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with MXF Videos.

Since many people are confused by Panasonic HVX200/HPX300/HPX3000, Canon C300/XF300/XF305, Sony EX MXF files that they can’t easily view/open/play MXF files, even edit them with FCP X on Mac, I searched and found a powerful and easy Mac MXF Files Converter, which can help your convert MXF files from Panasonic HVX200/HPX300/HPX3000, Canon Canon C300/XF300/XF305, Sony EX MXF to Final Cut Pro X friendly format MOV, convert MXF to AVI, convert MXF to MPG, convert MXF to MPEG, convert MXF to MP4, convert MXF to DV, etc with perfect quality and without audio syncing problems.

Now follow this guide to starting your Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.

Step 1. Load MXF videos to the UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.

After copying MXF videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac as the Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF Converter, and click the Add button to load .MXF videos.

Step 2. Choose MOV for FCP X on Mac OS X.

Click the Format option and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output video format. To get high quality video, you can adjust Profile Parameters by clicking Settings button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option. The application will convert MXF files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

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Step 3. Convert Panasonic HVX200/HPX300/HPX3000, Canon C300/XF300/XF305, Sony EX MXF files to Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button and the conversion from MXF files to Apple compatible ProRes .mov or quicktime mov videos for Final Cut Pro X/FCP X starts immediately.

Tip:

This Best Mac MXF Video Converter can also let you convert Panasonic/Canon/Sony MXF files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.
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