How to import MXF files to Final Cut Pro with smooth editing RRS feed

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  • Summary: Follow this tutorial to learn how to import and edit MXF files in Final Cut Pro by converting MTS to FCP native format.

    If you have a Panasonic P2, Canon XF or Sony XDCAM series camcorder,
    you may be familiar with Material eXchange Format (MXF). Though MXF is a
    great video format to record high-definition videos, it is not easy to
    use in that they are not natively supported by most NLE systems like
    Final Cut Pro. In order to import MXF to FCP for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to FCP compatible video formats.

    Along with some help from a top MXF Converter, it can be done. To
    help those who wanna edit MXF files in FCP without problems, here I
    share with you a simple guide on how to convert MXF files to edit in
    Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X.

    First of all, downloading the App- Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac

    Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use MXF Converter
    on Mac (Mavericks included) which can not only convert XF100, Canon
    C300, XF105 and XF305, Panasonic P2 recorded MXF files, but also provide
    simple video editing functions for you. The MXF to FCP Converter not
    only can convert MXF to ProRes for FCP, but also can transcode MXF
    videos for editing in Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc.
    Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

    Transcoding (P2) MXF files to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

    1. Import MXF files to the converter

    Launch the best MXF to FCP Converter, and then click the “add files” button to browse and import MXF videos from your camcorder or hard drive.

    2. Select FCP editable format

    Click the Format bar, and move mouse cursor to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.


    a. Settings- click to set video
    resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to
    20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

    b. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, add effect, attach subtitles, etc

    3. Start transcoding MXF video to FCP

    Click “Convert” button to start converting MXF files to Apple ProRes
    MOV for FCP 6/7/X under Mac OS. Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion
    is done, you can transfer MXF footage into Final Cut Pro (X) for editing
    smoothly on Mac with ease.

    Source:How to import MXF files to Final Cut Pro with smooth editing

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    Monday, February 17, 2014 7:36 AM

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  • I do not know which software it is. So I recommend u another wonderful converter TransMXF Pro for Mac.

    I hope others can get satisfied experience of using it.

    You can find it here:

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 9:36 AM
  • You may refer to this step by step guide on how to convert MXF to Final Cut Pro more supported Apple ProRes or DV at

    It also applies to convert MXF to other video or audio format. It even applies to convert other videos like AVCHD, MOD, TOD, AVI, and MPEG etc to FCP format.
    Monday, August 11, 2014 2:34 AM
  • Avdshare Video Converter is a professional converter that can meet your various needs for converting audio or video format.It can easily and batch convert MXF files to Final Cut Pro supported Apple ProRes.
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:07 AM