Having issues with Sony PMW-100 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro? Converting the files to Apple ProRes should be the best option. This post displays the detailed steps required to convert Sony PMW-100 MXF to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP 6/7/X with lossless quality.
“I’m shooting reality lifestyle shows for local TV stations. I needed a transcoder to convert MXF files from my Sony PMW-100 camcorder to Apple ProRes 422 on Mac, so that I could edit them in Final Cut Pro 7 flawlessly. Google gave me a lot of options, but I was unable to find out the proper one that could do what I wanted. For editing, I just wanted to maintain the original quality of the .mxf files. Anyone know a good batch converter? I will appreciate assistance from anyone with solution.”
If you run into this problem, you can use HD Video Converter for Mac to convert the MXF files to your favorite format that you know works well with FCP. With this program, you are able to convert Sony PMW-100 MXF files to whatever format you need for editing and playing. It comes with very easy to use menus and produces very good quality ProRes 422 conversion as well as bulk processing so you could load it with files and leave it alone to do the job.
How to encode Sony PMW-100 MXF to ProRes 422 on Mac?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Download, install and run this app as a professional Sony PMW-100 Video Converter for FCP. Click ‘Add File’ button to import Sony MXF video files.
Step 2: Select output format
From the ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ panel pops up, on which you are able to modify video and audio settings like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Sony PMW-100 MXF files to FCP supported ProRes 422 format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in FCP (X) for post production with optimal performance
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