I have a Sony PMW 160 camcorder and shot 28mins test footage with it in .mxf format. I want to edit PMW 160 video in Final Cut Pro X, but failed when importing into FCP X. I’m now considering of converting PMW 160 MXF footage to ProRes codec. But I havemn’t a Sony MXF Video Converter to do that. Do you have any recommendations of Sony MXF video converter for transcoing Sony PMW 160 MXF footage to Apple ProRes 422 HQ for editing in FCP X?
The Sony PMW-160 is another acquisition tool which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. If you got PMW 160 and trying editing the MXF video in FCP X, you must have the above problem. Let me give you Sony MXF to FCP X solution.
Sony XDCAM series camcorders are high-end professional camcorders which can capture stunning-quality HD images; they can offer very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps at MXF format. However, MXF Video can’t be recognized by mostly Mac video editing software, even Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, FCE and iMovie etc.
If you want edit the Sony MXF records with FCP X shot by Sony PMW 160 on Mac, you can convert Sony MXF to ProRes via Sony MXF video Converter for Mac.
Sony MXF Converter is designed to convert Sony MXF video files for Mac OS from Sony XDCAM camcorders. So that it’s possible to edit Sony MXF video on Mac via FCP X, iMovie and Premiere etc. And you can play MXF files with tablet/QuickTime/ iTunes once convert Sony MXF to MOV, MP4, MPG or DV successfully! In addition, if you want to play 3D video on HDTV, this Sony MXF Video Converter can help you convert 2D video to 3D for enjoying 3D on TV. You can free download the Sony MXF Video Converter trial version.
Sony MXF Video Converter Features:
Convert MXF footage Sony camcorders to proper format/codec forediting software.
Support Apple ProRes/DVCPRO/HDV/Avid DNxHD/AIC output
Convert Sony MXF to any video format. and extract video/audio only
Convert Sony MXF for playback on iDevices, Phone/Tablets, HD TV and HD media players
Support converting Sony MXF files in batch and merge them into one file
Support adding .srt/.ass/.ssa subtitles into video file and Video Editing
The best way to convert Sony MXF footage on Mac
Step 1. Add Sony MXF video files
Download Sony MXF Video Converter – the professional Mac MXF Converter, install and run it. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MXF videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the MXF clips you just imported or one by one.
Step 2: Set the output format
Click “Format” and choose a profiles as the output format. Such as you want to convert Sony MXF to ProRes, you can choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes presets 422 (*.mov). If you like, you can choose “ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)”. They are recommended for its good video quality and perfect video/audio sync settings. You can convert Sony MXF to 1080P MOV via Sony MXF video converter.
Step 3: Settings
For getting better output video, You can customize the parameters based on your personal requirements such as size, bitrate and other data by click on “settings”.
Step 4: Start Sony MXF video conversion
After the above steps are done, click convert button to convert Sony MXF footage on Mac. The process of converting is quite fast, so you don’t need to wait long before getting the videos you need. Besides, the operation is easy for even new users.
Step 5: Locate the converted Sony MXF files
After Sony MXF video conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the converted video files.
You can play the converted video on any device, and you can edit Sony MXF video in FCP X, iMovie and Premiere etc.
Sony MXF Video Converter Supported Devices
PDW700, PDWF800, PMW100, PMW160, PMW200, PMW320K, PMW320KCE, PMW350K, PMW350LCE, PMW400K, PMW500, PMWEX1R, PMWEX3, PMWTD300 etc.
If you are Windows user, you can download the Windows version Sony MXF Video Converter here.