MXF is a format adopted by some professional camcorders, like Canon XF305, Canon C300, Panasonic P2, etc. If you are users of these camcorders, you could find the recorded footages are in .mxf format. For Mac users, if you want to import the MXF recorded MXF file to Final Cut Pro or iMovie for editing, you may get into trouble. The MXF format is not compatible with these popular video editing applications on Mac.
“I want to edit my .mxf files in FCP without rendering, what should I do? And I take much time on importing MXF video into FCP on Mac. The process is a pain in the neck…”
To solve this problem, you need to transcode MXF to some specific format (ProRes 422) supported by FCP X/7/6. Apple ProRes 422 a lossy video compression format intended for use during video editing. This format retains relatively high video quality. So you need to convert the MXF footages to ProRes 422 MOV for editing MXF files in FCP.
To help you realize the MXF to FCP conversion, I recommend you the professional UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac, a great MXF to Apple ProRes Converter for Mac, which is designed for Mac users to convert MXF video to Final Cut Pro compatible Apple ProRes with best output quality. Follow the step-by-step guide below, you could easily transcode MXF to Final Cut Pro X/7/6′s Apple ProRes.
Step 1: Install MXF to FCP Converter on Mac
Download the installation package of Mac MXF to FCP Converter and install it on your Mac. Then you could launch the application.
Step 2: Import MXF recordings and choose output format
Click the “Add Video” button to import the source MXF videos to this MXF to FCP Converter for Mac.
Tips: To convert more than one MXF video, you could import all of them together and convert these files to ProRes MOV videos at one time.
Click on the “Profile” drop-down list and choose “Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
Step 3: Define output profile settings
Click the “Settings” button to adjust output profile settings. Here users could adjust bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 4: Start converting MXF to Final Cut Pro X/7/6
After all these settings, the last step is to click the “Convert” button to start converting MXF video to FCP editable format Apple ProRes 422 MOV video. Then you can easily import the output MOV video to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing.