Sony PMW-400L/400K cameras are high-end professional devices which are chosen by many video users, in this article you will know the most effective way to import Sony PMW-400L/400K video files into FCP X and edit with native Apple ProRes codec.
Sony PMW-400L/400K camcorders are hot professional camcorders on the market, they are equipped with 3x 2/3-inch CMOS high quality sensor, which supports HD 422/SD broadcasting workflows using MXF format, or XDCAM EX workflows using AVI and MP4 format, the two camcorders can also record videos in XAVC 10-bit HD 4:2:2 MXF format.
You may have used Sony PMW-400L or 400K camcorder and recorded some vivid footages, in order to make these recordings better, you may want to import Sony PMW-400L/400K files to FCP X and editing on Mac, FCP X is the most popular video editing program on Mac so it can help you to make the recordings better. But when you try to load Sony PMW-400L/400K recorded MXF videos into FCP X, you will find that final cut pro X can’t accept these MXF videos, it will show that the MXF video format is not supported, so you can’t import Sony PMW-400L/400K to FCP X for editing directly.
What’s the best workflow to import Sony PMW-400L/400K MXF footages into FCP X for editing? From Apple final cut pro X official page you will know Apple ProRes codec is the best supported codec of FCP X, use this codec you can edit videos in final cut pro X natively. In this case, you will need to convert Sony PMW-400L/400K MXF to FCP X Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec MOV format, here you will need a professional converter to do the Apple ProRes codec conversion process, we recommend you to use Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, this is the best MXF video converter on the market, it supports all Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Blackmagic MXF files, besides MXF format, it can also convert AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MKV, AVI, MOV, MP4 or other any formats.
To convert Sony PMW-400L/400K to FCP X, the operating steps are very easy, now you can follow the conversion steps below to convert recordings to Apple ProRes codec MOV format with Acrok MXF converter for Mac.
1.Download Sony PMW-400L/400K FCP X converter from the website, and then install this best Sony MXF converter on your Mac computer. Windows version is also available to use, if you also need to convert Sony PMW-400L/400K files on Windows, please download its Windows version. With this software, you can even convert 4K MXF files.
2.Run this Sony PMW-400L/400K video converter, you will see the software’s main interface, and then click add files button on the top left corner to add the footages that you want to convert.
3.Press format column and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. This is FCP X natively supported format. Besides FCP X, you can also convert MXF to AVI, convert MXF to MP4, etc.
4.Before convert, you can click settings button on the main interface to customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. You can also skip this step.
5.The final step is to click convert button, Sony PMW-400L/400K to FCP X conversion process will begin immediately.
Acrok MXF Converter for Mac will help you to convert Sony PMW-400L/400K MXF video to Apple ProRes codec MOV format with top quality and speed, when the conversion finished you can load converted Apple ProRes footages into final cut pro X for editing natively, and you won’t have any problems now.