How to Convert MXF to ProRes for FCP 7/X with Sound

The tutorial will present the user with the best and the state of the art convertor that could be used to make sure that the MXF files are converted to the ProRes format without any issue and problem.

"I got the MXF videos from my stuff without original video information. It can be played well in VLC player. However when I import them to FCP X for editing, there is no audio. What’s wrong? Can you help me?"

Maybe you're told that FCP 7/X can support and edit MXF videos perfectly. But things are not so simple. Owing to video codec, computer configuration and operating environment, it is difficult for FCP to recognize MXF videos. Even though the users can import the MXF videos to FCP 7/X, some video and audio problems will occur as the above users met. What’s more, FCP 7/X can hardly support single MXF videos without video folder.

To edit MXF files in FCP 7/X without any problem, the easy workaround is to transcode MXF files to Apple ProRes, which is a standard and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple.

How to convert MXF to Apple ProRes? There are a lot of different converters you could use to do this. Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac is one of these products. It will enable you to decode your footage, and convert the MXF to ProRes extremely quickly. It will also allow you to covert your MXF file to nearly every other type of video footage formant. This includes MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, etc. This will allow you to never have issues playing your footage on any platform including your iPhone, iPad, personal computer, Blackberry, Playstation, Xbox, and more.

The software also includes basic editing features that will allow you to alter the footage by adjusting the volume, extracting audio from MXF video and even more.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert MXF files for Editing in FCP without losing audio

Step 1: First, export your MXF files from your camcorder to PC. Then, either click "Add Files" icon to load the MXF videos you want or directly drag your MXF videos to the program window. Now, you can see they'll appear in the left item tray as thumbnails.

Note: If you want to join multiple MXF clips into a big file, at this time, you can directly finish this job in this app. re-arrange the imported videos according to the play order, and then check the box "Merge into one file" option at the bottom.

Step 2: Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" as the output format.

Tip: You can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).

Step 3: Start converting MXF files to ProRes. At this stage, you can change the output path or output name of your final video. The next step is to click on the 'Convert' button to activate MXF file to ProRes conversion. When all file conversions is completed, a pop-up notice will show up on the screen. Click on the option "Open Folder", to access the location of your converted file.

Further Reading:

Convert MXF to QuickTime MOV : If you have lots of MXF files, chances are you want to convert your camera MXF videos to QuickTime MOV format for uses in Apple software like QuickTime, iMovie and devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch etc.

Convert avchd MXF to iTunes: MXF files can't be directly imported to iTunes. So if you want to add MXF video files to iTunes for file management or syncing to Apple devices, you need to convert MXF to iTunes supported formats first.

Import MXF to Adobe Premiere: Wanna convert your MXF files to Adobe Premier without quality loss? Consider it done here. This article can surely help you convert MXF to Adobe Premiere compatible formats, so you can import MXF files to this app for video editing without any trouble.

Convert MXF to Any Format on Computer: Brorsoft MXF video converter for Mac allows you to convert MXF video files to any audio and video format, even device etc.

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