Looking for a simple way to import the Sony XDCAM media to Final Cut Pro or other NLEs for editing after capturing digital videos with a Sony XDCAM camera? As we all know, FCP 7, FCP X cannot natively support for Sony XDCAM files. Therefore, is there any plugin or workflow provided to deal with Sony XDCAM files in Apple Final Cut Pro flawlessly?
To import Sony XDCAM MXF media into Final Cut Pro, you’ll need to download and install the Sony XDCAM plugin. While, if you haven’t install this XDCAM import Plug-in for Final Cut Pro correctly, it’s still hard task to transfer Sony XDCAM media to FCP 7 or FCP X.
This article discusses how to import .MXF files from Sony XDCAM to Final Cut Pro 7/X successfully with Sony plugin.
In this case, an alternative solution is to transcode Sony XDCAM MXF media to FCP most compatible format. It’s easy to achieve your goal smoothly with MXF Converter for Mac Help. It is able to convert Sony XDCAM MXF files to ProRes for FCP on Mac at fast speed without quality loss. Moreover, it supplies the optimized codec for other NLEs like AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere, .etc. If you are a PC user and also want Apple ProRes codec, MXF Converter is your first choice which offers ProRes codec for PC users. Now, download the software and start conversion.
How to convert Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP 7/X
One: Install and run the Sony XDCAM to FCP converter on Mac, and then click “Add files” icon to import your XDCAM files directly from your camcorder or the copied folder on the desktop.
Two: Click on the Format box and select the FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of ProRes, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.
Three: Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.
Four: Tap the Convert button; it will start to transcode Sony XDCAM to ProRes for FCP 7/X on Mac OS X (High Sierra included).