“I have been given MXF files that were shot on a Sony PMW-350K. Each .mxf file is in its own folder which contains a .sum and a .xml file. I have been trying to convert these files to .mov in order to edit with FCP. Every conversion attempt fails because the files cannot be recognized. I have tried some converting tools. Nothing works. Does anyone have a suggestion?”
How to edit Sony MXF video in Final Cut Pro? You will meet some difficulties while imputing recordings from Sony XDCAM camcorders to FCP. Below is Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX MXF FCP solution-Transfer Sony MXF to FCP Apple ProRes 422.
The MXF is a “container” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”, encoded with any of variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file.
For Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX camcorder users, you may want to edit the Sony MXF video footage captured with Final Cut Pro X/7/6. However, the MXF file format is such incompatible that FCP can do nothing with these Sony XDCAM MXF files.
U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac – Sony MXF to FCP Converter is the beneficial application designed to help edit Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX MXF on Mac with ease. With Sony MXF to FCP Converter, you can convert Sony MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 444 for better editing in FCP 6/7/X. And you can convert Sony MXF to MP4, AVI, WMV, MPG, MPEG to play MXF file on all Android and Apple Tablets and smart phones.
How to convert Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX MXF to FCP Apple Prores with Sony MXF FCP Converter?
You can free download and try it now.
Step 1: Install and run Sony MXF FCP Converter, add MXF video file into this popular program.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes profile
Click “Format” bar, you can choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)”. This profile provided you best video codec for editing in FCP 6/7/X.
Tip: You can click “Settings” button to customize the Audio/Video parameters based on your personal requirements. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate or codec to meet your requirement.
Step 3: Convert Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX MXF to FCP 6/7/X
After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert Sony MXF to Apple ProRes 422. The Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple MXF files and convert MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 at one time.
PS: If you want to import and edit Sony MXF to iMovie, please read: How to Import Sony XDCAM/XDCAM HD/XDCAM EX MXF files to iMovie 11/9/8 on Mac?