Has figured out a fix for importing Sony PXW-X70 XAVC files to FCP X? If so, you may wish to read this post. It explains a workaround to transcode PXW-X70 XAVC .mxf files to ProRes 422 codec for editing in FCP X flawlessly.
How can I smoothly load Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage into FCP X?
“Hey all, I just got the Sony PXW-X70 and I can’t seem to open the XAVC .mxf files in FCP X or even successfully transcode the video files into something that can be read in FCP X. I’m feeling very frustrated. How can I smoothly load Sony PXW-X70 XAVC footage into FCP X? Any advice? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!”
To be able to work with Sony PXW-X70 XAVC .mxf files in FCP X, please make sure you’ve updated to the most recent version of FCP X, the newest Sony plug in and the newest firmware on your X70. If you are still not able to import into FCP X, we would recommend using HD Converter for Mac to transcode PXW-X70 XAVC .mxf files to ProRes codec first. You can queue up multiple files without waiting for the previous one to finish. Check this short tutorial on how to convert PXW-X70 XAVC files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing.
[Guide] How to convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC .mxf to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony PXW-X70 XAVC to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 7. When loading them into FCP X/7, you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony PXW-X70 XAVC .mxf video to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
To import the transcoded files into Final Cut Pro X, navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO NOT check “Create Optimized Media” OR “Create Proxy Media”. Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.
You’re now ready to edit!
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