Q: I back up footage shot on a 125GB card on Sony F65 to my Mac, everything else from the card backed up fine except all these MXF files. And FCP X can not read these files. How to import F65 video to FCP X?
A: If you want to play and edit Sony F65 MXF files on Mac, you need a Sony F65 Video Converter to convert all the MXF files to Final Cut Pro supported format so that you can edit them in FCP X.
Announced in 2011, the Sony F65 is the big daddy of the 4K camera world, capable of shooting at 8K resolution and coming with a number of bolt-ons to make it even more impressive. If you are one of the lucky editors who will work with 4K RAW or SR codec footage from the Sony F65 camera, then you’ll need to know how to get the footage off the cards and into your NLE.
No news here on the FCP X import plugin for F65 footage that Sony let slip was in development when we talked to them at IBC last year. So, we can’t import F65 SR codec footage into Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6). For edit Sony F65 MXF video on Mac and Windows, we have to convert the MXF files via a Sony F65 Video Converter. As we know, Apple ProRes is a good video codec for Final Cur Pro editing, converting F65 video to ProRes codec is a best way to slove the problem. Here we recommend you the MXF to FCP Converter.
Sony F65 MXF Video Converter Features
*** Encode Sony F65 SR codec footage to ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro
*** Transcode Sony F65 MXF to ProRes MOV on Mac
*** Convert Sony F65 video to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for iMovie and Final Cut Express
*** Transcode Sony F65 MXF to MPEG-2 or H.264 MOV for Premiere
*** Convert Sony F65 recordings to MP4/AVI/MOV/MKV for media players
*** Edit Sony F65 video on Windows and Mac
How to convert Sony F65 MXF video on Mac and Windows?
1. Transfer F65 SR codec video to hard drive, the clips are stored in a standard MXF format.
2. Run Sony F65 Video Converter, add the transferred video into this program.
3. Choose a output format, you can click “Format” option to do that.
4. Click convert button to start Sony F65 MXF video conversion.
5. When the conversion done, click “Open” button to get the converted video files.
How to import and edit Sony F65 MXF video in FCP X?
For importing F65 MXF video in FCP X, we can transcode F65 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 with the F65 MXF video converter. After loaded the F65 video, you can click “Format” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. You can edit the converted video in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) without any problem.