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Summary: Meet problems while importing MXF videos into FCP directly? This article will teach you how to transocde MXF to ProRes codec so that FCP can afford well.
MXF is a format adopted by some professional camcorders, like Canon XF305, Canon C300, Panasonic P2, etc. It is much more popular and becomes a worldwide file format owing to its organized file structure and ability of preserving HD videos with least compression. However, its compatibility with Mac NLEs, like FCP is not so perfect. Many users encounter problem while importing videos, like P2 MXF into FCP.
"Hey all, I am having a hell of a time trying to find a way to convert my P2 mxf files into apple prores so I can edit in final cut 7. Are there any professional program for this?"
Apple ProRes is Apple's professional video codec which has been designed to work especially well as high-quality, high-performance editing codecs for Final Cut Pro. There are many types of Apple ProRes, for editing in FCP regardless of version, Apple ProRes 422 MOV is an ideal one.
To transocode MXF to ProRes without quality loss, you are advised to use Brorosft MXF Converter for Mac which can help you transcode .mxf to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 for Final Cut Pro with several simple steps. Besides that, the Mac tool also offers professional codecs like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc for iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro and more editing programs. Just download the software and follow the step-by-step guide.
How to Convert MXF to Apple ProRes for editing
Step 1: Load MXF footage
Launch the program and click "Add " button to import the MXF files to the top MXF to ProRes Converter Mac. Batch conversion is supported.
Step 2: Select output format
Click on the "Format" bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose "Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format. Sweet Reminder: FCP 7 older version only can work with Apple PreRes 422 MOV format.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3: Start conversion
Tap Convert button to start transcoding MXF to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. As you see, now you can import and edit MXF clips in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without problems.
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