I have a bunch of files from a shoot on a hard drive from various cameras. The Canon C300 files when I import (literally import option) to either After Effects CS6 or Final Cut Pro 7 will only display a 30sec clip when I know the clip is longer than this eg 1m17. I have downloaded the updated plugin for FCP7 and installed. I still have the current problem .
There’s more but it asks to recapture or use media manager to fix the problem. I can’t recapture it but have tried media manager with no solution.I discovered in library/QuickTime folder, missing mpeg2 codec file which I replaced. No solution.
MXF is a “container” or “wrapper” format which supports a number of different streams of coded “essence”, encoded in any of a variety of video and audio compression formats.Therefore, when it says that Final Cut Pro supports MXF, it doesn’t mean that Final Cut Pro 7 support all MXF files. That’s why many people can’t import MXF files from any camcorder to Davinci Resolve although they saw MXF extension in supported video list.
Here I advice you to use MXF Converter for Mac to help you transcode MPEG-2 MXF videos. The excellent tool has Final Cut Pro native profile with five types of ProRes codecs- ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT), ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 422(proxy), ProRes 444. And it allows you feeely change the video and audio parameters as you need, of course, it can keep the original quality for editing. I have successfully use it to encode my Canon C500 MXF to ProRes for FCP(x). Below is the guide for you.
Step 1.Launch the program and click “Add ” button to import the Sony xdcam MXF files to the MXF Converter for Mac program. Batch conversion is supported.
Step 2. Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format. You can choose the most suitable one as you need.
1) You can follow the Five Types of Apple ProRes Codecs to choose the best codec.
2) FCP 5/6 only support ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ).
3) If need, you can click “Settings” to freely change the video and audio settings. To keep the best quality for editing, you’d better keep your original settings. For example, if your resource file is 1080 29.97p or 59.94i, you’d better select the video size as 1920*1080 and frame rate as 29.97fps.
Step 3. Tips: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Back to the main interface, click the “Convert” button to start converting Sony xdcam MXF files to ProRes 422 for FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6. The process may take a while for 4K videos are too large. You can let the cute MXF Converter for Mac do the rest job itself. Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can transfer your videos to FCP X/7/6 for further editing without any problem. You can click “Open” button to locate the converted video files.