Transcode Sony MXF file to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X

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“I want to edit my Sony .mxf files in FCP X without rendering, what should I do? And I take much time on importing Sony MXF video into FCP X on Mac. The process is a pain in the neck…”

For importing Sony MXF in FCP X for editing freely, you can load Sony MXF files via some plugins. But you can’t edit the Sony MXF files smoothly and natively, and you have to spend much time on rendering. In this article, we will share the best way to import and edit Sony MXF recordings in Final Cut Pro X (FCP X).

Final Cut Pro X is a video editing app for OS X from Apple Inc. and the successor to Final Cut Pro. FCP X is an all-new application, written from scratch. It is a trackless 64-bit application with Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL support, allowing it to scale and use all available cores for processing such as rendering and transcoding. FCP X supports up to 5K resolutions. FCP X supports many video formats importing and native editing, such as H.264 from GoPro/DSLR, HDV, MTS/M2TS, AAC, AIFF etc.

As we know, FCP X has some format limitations, for example, you can’t import Sony MXF to FCP X for editing directly, because the Sony MXF video format is not supported, if you want to imort Sony MXF files to Final Cut Pro X and edit natively, you will need to convert Sony MXF to FCP X best supported video codec. From Apple FCP X official product page you will learn that Apple ProRes Codec is the best codec for Final Cut Pro X, so you need to convert MXF to MOV with ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro X, once you convert Sony MXF to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, you won’t have any importing or editing problems.

Steps to convert Sony MXF file to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X

Now you can follow the easy steps below to convert  Sony MXF to FCP X best supported Apple ProRes codec, when the converting finished, you can import footages to Final Cut Pro X and edit natively.

Step 1. Free download UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac from our website, install this MXF to FCP ProRes converter on your Mac. This program also has Windows version which can convert Sony MXF files on Windows PC.

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Step 2. Launch this Sony MXF to FCP X converter on your Mac, you will see its brief main interface. Now you can load your Sony .mxf files into this converter, you can just drag and drop the Sony MXF footages, or click add file button to import Sony MXF files, batch loading and converting is supported in this SonyMXF to FCP X converter.

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Step 3. Choose output format. After you imported the Sony MXF files, please choose the output format that you need, for example, to edit Sony MXF files with FCP X, you can choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is native format for Final Cut Pro X.

Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click the settings button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 5. The final step is to click convert button to start Sony MXF to FCP X conversion.

Just wait some time, this Sony MXF to FCP X converter will convert your files at fast speed with top quality, when the conversion finished, you can import converted files to Final Cut Pro X for editing with native Apple ProRes codec.

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