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Best Way to Convert XAVC MXF to FCP 7 for Editing
Summary: You may find Final Cut Pro 7 won't import XAVC MXF files smoothly. The easy workaround is to convert XAVC MXF to FCP 7 more "edit" friendly codec- Apple ProRes codec. If you are looking for a wise solution about how to import XAVC MXF to FCP 7 for editing, you may have interests about this article. Here is how.
Several questions are found in XAVC MXF to FCP forum:
"I am working with a new Sony FS7 video camera that records in XAVC codec as .mxf files - Same as the F5 or F55. I have installed the new ProApps update that is supposed to make it easy to use XAVC in Final Cut 7 which I still use and have also updated Quicktime 7. However neither Quicktime 7 nor FCP 7 will open the .mxf files. I have spent time on the FS7 discussion boards and no one can figure out why. Others are also having the same problem though."
"How do I import XAVC MXF files from my hard drive into Final Cut Pro X? Why I only got the video with no sound after importing to FCP 7?"
"I got the XAVC MXF files from my stuff without original video information. It can be played well in VLC player. However when I import them to FCP 7 for editing, there is no image. What's wrong? "
As we all know, playing and editing .mxf footage on Mac is a big problem. The users may be not so familiar with the MXF video format. And they are told that FCP 7/X can support and edit MXF videos perfectly. But things are not so simple. Owing to video codec, computer configuration and operating environment, it is difficult for FCP to recognize XAVC MXF videos. Even though the users can import the XAVC MXF videos to FCP 7/X, some video and audio problems will occur as the above users met. What's more, FCP 7/X can hardly support single XAVC MXF files without video folder. Considering the easy of use and lossless quality, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here for you to solve your XAVC MXF to FCP 7 incompatible issues.
How to convert XAVC MXF to FCP 7 for editing?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click "Add Video" button to load your XAVC MXF files. You can load several files at once thanks to "Add from folder" button.
Step 2: Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get "Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes codec", including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want. Here, we suggest you to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best output format.
Tips: Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement.
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: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting "Play" button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click "Convert" button to finish the conversion work.
Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click "Open" to get your generated files. Now, you can edit XAVC MXF files in FCP 7 without any hassles. Good news for everyone! All of us can get 40% discount off before May, 1st, 2015. Come on! Why not seize the chance and take a close look at the event?
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