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MXF to FCP - How to Convert and Import MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X/7/6

This guide is mainly share with you an easy way to convert MXF to Apple ProRes 422 on Mac using Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.

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Q:" I got some .mxf files stored on my camcorder, and I wanna import them to video editor FCP for editing. But the editor seems that can not recognize the .mxf files. Who guys can give me some suggestion?"

In order to solve this problem, I really have to know which format the Final Cut Pro is compatible with. Although I have used the Final Cut Pro for about two years, honestly, I just know Apple ProRes is totally compatible with Final Cut Pro. I checked the compatible formats with the Final Cut Pro, indeed the MXF is not among them. So, convert/transcode MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X will the best and the only choice for you.

To get the work done, the best program we can recommend is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac ( or MXF + AVCHD Converter for Mac Bundle Sales ), which can convert MXF files to ProRes 422, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. The Mac MXF to ProRes converter can also convert MXF footage from camcorders (like Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to finish the task.

Download MXF Converter for Mac:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert MXF files to ProRes for Editing in FCP without hassle

Step 1: Set up the Mac MXF Converter mentioned above, run it and then click "Add" button to load your original MXF videos.

Some single MXF videos, such as P2 MXF videos, can not be transcoded well by MXF Converter. Please make sure you have the entire MXF file structure as it saved on your camcorder’s P2 card.

Step 2: Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" as the output format.

Tip: You can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start converting MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7/X on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is at 100%, you can click “Open” on the main interface to find the generated ProRes .mov videos which can be directly imported to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 for further smooth editing.

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