4K MXF to ProRes – Convert Canon/Sony 4K MXF Files to ProRes for FCP X

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If you recorded some 4K MXF videos with your new Canon C300 Mark II, Canon XC10/XC15, Canon C500, Sony 4K camcorder, you may prefer to edit them on FCP before sharing with friends or uploading to YouTube. Then the question arises. Will editing programs like Final Cut Pro support 4K MXF videos on the latest macOS Sierra 10.12 or previous? The answer is here, keep read!

To ensure a smooth workflow, you need to know if FCP X can ingest any video in .mxf format. Searching high and low, I got a solid answer and want to share the tips and tricks for editing 4K MXF in FCP X with all of you. As an ideal video editing tool, FCP X is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import Canon/Sony 4K MXF to FCP X for editing, you’ll be disappointed since FCP X accepts Apple ProRes 422, DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and QuickTime. So we can easily find that Canon/Sony 4K MXF is not a compatible format for FCP X.

In this case, what’s the best solution to import and edit 4K MXF files with FCP X? Absolutely, it’s to convert 4K MXF to ProRes, native supported video format for FCP X as mentioned above. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac. With this program, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode Canon/Sony 4K MXF footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs on macOS Sierra 10.12 or previous.

Now, download and install the program from the website or click the free trial icon:

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How to convert Canon/Sony 4K MXF to FCP X on macOS Sierra 10.12 or previous?

Step 1: Launch the best MXF to FCP X Converter on your latest macOS Sierra 10.12 or previous and load your original 4K MXF files in with “Add video” or “Add from folder”. Directly drag 4K MXF files in is available.

Panasonic AJ-PX230 to FCP

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.

Apple ProRes 422 codec

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface if you have done all the preparation work. This is the workflow that we need to convert 4K MXF to ProRes.

Conclusion: OK, everything is ready, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button and instantly edit Canon/Sony 4K MXF files in FCP X.

Thanks for shaing.