Do you have troubles when you want to import Sony PMW-300K1 recorded MXF video files into FCP X for editing on Mac? In this article, you will get the best workflow to load Sony PMW-300K1 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X and edit with native Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec.
Sony PMW-300K1 is one of the hottest professional camcorders on the market, many professional users have bought Sony PMW-300K1 camcorder as their main recording device. Sony PMW-300K1 is designed to meet the demands of professional studio application, it is equipped with 1/2″ Exmor Full HD CMOS sensor, and it can record videos with broadcast-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 codec, besides this, Sony PMW-300K1 is able to support Sony XAVC codec when it is available.
Sony PMW-300K1 can record full HD 1920*1080 video using MPEG-2 HD 422 codec at 50 Mbps, or record MPEG-2 HD 420 at 35 Mbps, the recordings are in MXF video format. After you have recorded a lot of footages with Sony PMW-300K1, you may have the need to import Sony PMW-300K1 MXF files into FCP X for editing, because FCP X is the most popular video editing program on Mac platform. When you try to import Sony PMW-300K1 to FCP X, you will get problems that the Sony PMW-300K1 MXF video files are not supported by Final Cut Pro X, you will not be able to import the clips into Final Cut Pro X for editing directly.
The best workflow to import Sony PMW-300K1 to FCP X for editing is to transcode Sony PMW-300K1 MXF videos to compatible format for Final Cut Pro X. From Apple official website you can get the info that Apple ProRes codec is the native editing codec for FCP X, so once you convert Sony PMW-300K1 MXF to Apple ProRes codec MOV format, you can import the converted footages into FCP X for editing natively.
In order to edit Sony PMW-300K1 files in FCP X with Apple ProRes codec, you will need a Sony PMW-300K1 to FCP X converter to do the conversion, here we recommend you to use Acrok MXF Video Converter for Mac, this software can convert your Sony PMW-300K1 MXF files perfectly, besides MXF format, it can also convert AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, VOB, etc. formats to any format you need. Now please follow the easy steps below to use this program.
1. Download Sony PMW-300K1 to FCP X converter from our website and install it on your Mac computer. Besides Mac version, this software also has Windows version which can help you to convert Sony PMW-300K1 MXF files on Windows PC. With this software you can easily convert MXF to MOV or other formats.
2. Run this Sony PMW-300K1 MXF converter you will see its main interface, please click add files button to load Sony PMW-300K1 recorded 1080p MXF video files.
3. After you loaded the videos, please click format bar to select Apple ProRes codec MOV format for output, this is native format for FCP X/7/6, with this format you can edit Sony PMW-300K1 files with FCP X natively. Besides FCP X, you can also convert MXF to Avid Media Composer supported format.
4. Click convert button to start the conversion process.
Please wait some time to let the software do the conversion, when the Sony PMW-300K1 to FCP X conversion process finished, you can import converted videos into Final Cut Pro X for editing smoothly, and you don’t need to render again. Now you can try this program as you want, it will solve your MXF to FCP X importing and editing problems easily, hope this software can do you a favor.
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