Not long ago Sony released the PXW-X400 shoulder camcorder which can record professional broadcast quality videos, in this article we will share the best way to import MXF videos recorded by Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X, and then you can edit Sony PXW-X400 files with FCP X in native supported Apple ProRes 422 codec.
Sony PXW-X400 is a professional camcorder which equipped with three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors, with this equipment you can easily shoot high sensitivity images. This professional camcorder will help you to record SD and HD videos in a variety of codecs, such as MPEG HD 422 codec in MXF format, XAVC Intra frame and XAVC Long GOP codecs in MXF format, etc. the XAVC codec will give you higher picture quality.
“Hello, I just bought a new camcorder Sony PXW-X400 to record commercial material for my company, but it is the first time for me to use this kind of camcorder so I don’t know how to import the MXF files recorded by Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X on Mac, I tried to load the clips but the final cut pro X can’t support the videos, it said the video format is not supported, can anyone help me to solve this issue? Just need an easy way to import MXF files from Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X, any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”
If you have got Sony PXW-X400 camcorder you must have used it recorded some full HD videos, the recorded files of Sony PXW-X400 camcorder are in MXF video format, if you are new to camcorder recording you may be not familiar with this format. The MXF format is an advanced format that used by Sony PXW series camcorders, Panasonic P2 series camcorders, Canon XF series camcorders, JVC camcorders, BlackMagic camcorders, etc. with MXF format you can get high quality videos, so this format is mainly used by high-end professional camcorders. As this is professional video format, it is still not well supported by editing programs like FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, Avid Media Composer, etc. if you have the need to import Sony PXW-X400 MXF to FCP X for editing, you will need to transcode Sony PXW-X400 MXF files to FCP X natively supported Apple ProRes codec MOV format, and then you can edit Sony PXW-X400 videos with final cut pro X smoothly.
Step 1. Free download Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, this is the best MXF converter on the market, it can convert MXF files recorded by Sony camcorders, Panasonic camcorders, Canon camcorders, JVC camcorders, BlackMagic camcorders, etc. besides MXF files you can also load other HD videos into the software for converting.
Step 2. Click “Add Files” button to import Sony PXW-X400 MXF files that you want to convert, or you can directly drag and drop the videos into the software main interface.
Step 3. Choose FCP X supported format for output, to convert MXF files from Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X Apple ProRes, just select Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for output, you can also choose Apple ProRes 4444 if you want higher quality.
Step 4. Customization is available to use in this Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X converter, you can click Settings button on the main interface to adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec and other parameters according to your need. If you don’t need to adjust please skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion process.
Acrok MXF converter for Mac will start the Sony PXW-X400 MXF to FCP X conversion immediately, video and audio quality is guaranteed, when the software finished the conversion process, click open button to get the converted videos, and then you can import converted Sony PXW-X400 videos into final cut pro X for editing with Apple ProRes codec, and there will be no problems anymore, just take a try on this Sony PXW-X400 to FCP X converter, hope it can solve your problem.
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