Sony PXW-X500 is an advanced professional camcorder, the excellent sensor enables you to capture top quality videos easily, it is widely used in high quality TV shows, movies, interview or sports recording. The Sony PXW-X500 can record high quality videos in MXF video format, but most users are not familiar with this format, in order to help you edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X via native format, we would like to share the best Sony PXW-X500 FCP X workflow, just follow the content below.
Sony PXW-X500 is very powerful in video recording, it is able to shoot videos in MPEGIMX, DVCAM, MPEG HD422, XAVC Intra, XAVC Long, etc. you can shoot videos in 1080p resolution at up to 120fps, the videos can be stored to two SxS memory card simultaneously. As Sony PXW-X500 can record high quality professional videos, you may need to edit the recordings with editing programs before you use the videos in your project. Final Cut Pro X is the most popular video editing program on Mac, so there are a lot of users want to import recorded videos from Sony PXW-X500 to FCP X for editing. But some users have got problems when they want to import and edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X.
Sony PXW-X500 to FCP X Importing and Editing Issue
“Hello, I got a Sony PXW-X500 camcorder last week, and these days I recorded some full HD videos with this professional camcorder, the recorded videos are in MXF format. Before I use the recorded material with my work, I need to import and edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X, but I always got importing and editing issues with Final Cut Pro X, I found the Sony PXW-X500 MXF files are not supported by Final Cut Pro X natively, so I can’t edit the footages smoothly, do you have an easy-to-use workflow? Hope you can help me, thanks!”
Many Sony PXW-X500 users have got importing and editing issue just like it showed above, though Sony PXW-X500 can help you capture videos in high quality MXF format, this format is not widely supported by editing programs like Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, etc. so you will not be able to edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X or other programs smoothly. To solve the Sony PXW-X500 FCP X importing and editing issues, the best workflow is to convert MXF files from Sony PXW-X500 to FCP X native supported video codec and format. From Apple Final Cut Pro X official page, you will learn that Apple ProRes codec is the native supported video codec, once you convert Sony PXW-X500 MXF files to Apple ProRes codec MOV format on your Mac, you will be able to edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X via native format, and there will be no importing and editing issues anymore.
To convert Sony PXW-X500 MXF files to Apple ProRes codec MOV format, the recommended tool is Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, this is the best Apple ProRes converter on Mac platform, it can convert nearly all the 4K UHD videos and full HD 1080p videos to Apple ProRes codec easily. All the MXF files are supported to import and convert, no matter they are recorded by Sony camcorders, Panasonic camcorders, Canon camcorders or other devices. This Sony PXW-X500 to FCP X converter has many optimized output formats, such as Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, WMV/MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. it also has optimized formats for playable devices, such as smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, etc. now you can follow the steps below to convert MXF files from Sony PXW-X500 to FCP X, and then edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X via native format.
Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, install this program on your Mac computer, launch it you will see the main interface. If you want to convert videos on Windows computer, you can also use the corresponding Windows version, both Windows version and Mac version can convert Sony PXW-X500 MXF files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X.
Step 2. After you launched the Sony PXW-X500 FCP X converter, click “Add Files” button to import your Sony PXW-X500 recorded MXF files, you can load several files at one time, batch loading and converting is supported by this Sony PXW-X500 MXF video converter.
Step 3. Select FCP X native format for output. Click format column on the main interface and then you will see there are a lot of output formats, to edit PXW-X500 MXF in FCP X via native format, you can choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, this is the best editing codec and format for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. If you want other formats, you can choose according to your need.
Step 4. Before you convert Sony PXW-X500 MXF to FCP X, you can change the output settings in this MXF video converter. If you think the video parameters are not suitable for your need, you can change the settings, you are available to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or others. If you don’t need to change, you can skip this step.
Step 5. The last step is to click “Convert” button, and then Sony PXW-X500 to FCP X conversion will begin.
Just wait some time, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will convert Sony PXW-X500 MXF files with top quality and speed. When the conversion is finished, you can get the converted videos and then import them into Final Cut Pro X for editing with native format.
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