Summary: If you are looking for a professional Sony XDCAM HD Converter for Mac to transcode PDW-F350 MXF files to QuickTime for editing on Mac NLEs like FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, and DaVinci Resolve, this post is worth reading. It explains how to convert PDW-F350 MXF to MOV on Mac in detailed steps.
Needed to convert XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF files to MOV for Mac
“Hi, there all, I am a media producer and video editor. I edit and receive footage from many different cameras/formats. I use FCP and occasionally Avid. Recently, I received loads of XDCAM HD MXF clips from one of my important clients. Video’s are used for corporate production. These video files recorded as industry-standard MXF data files were captured with a Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F350 camcorder. Since my other converter did not convert the footage cleanly, I needed to convert Sony HD CAM/XDCAM footage for working on the Mac with another workable converter program. Does anyone know such a reliable Sony XDCAM HD Converter for Mac that is capable of batch converting Sony PDW-F350 MXF clips to QuickTime MOV for editing on Mac NLE systems? My most concern is lossless quality or invisible quality loss. Thanks a lot.”
Our Quick Answer
By using HD Video Converter for Mac, you are able to encode XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF videos to ProRes MOV for use in FCP/DaVinci Resolve/Premiere Pro, transcode PDW-F350 MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid/DaVinci Resolve, and convert XDCAM HD footage to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE. You can use the demo to check out quality of conversion and we hope you will be happy with the ease of using it.
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How to convert Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF footage for editing on Mac NLE systems?
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional PDW-F350 MXF Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load Sony MXF files to it.
Step 2: Select output format for Mac editing apps
1) Encode XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF videos to ProRes MOV for use in FCP/DaVinci Resolve/Premiere Pro:
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column.
2) Transcode PDW-F350 MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid/DaVinci Resolve
From ‘Format’ bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
3) Convert XDCAM HD footage to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings （for advanced users）
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony XDCAM HD MXF to MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime MOV files for editing on Mac NLEs with optimum performance.
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