Load MXF video from Sony PXW-FX9 to FCP X

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Load MXF video from Sony PXW-FX9 to FCP X

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The Sony PXW-FX9 cinema camera has a full frame sensor, advanced AF borrowed from the Alpha mirrorless cameras but no internal Raw shooting. The PXW-FX9 features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor that allows you to capture 4K images with cinematic depth of field. We can record XAVC-I, XAVC-L and XAVC video uses the MXF wrapper. MXF files were designed to streamline workflows between different platforms, such as cameras, digital editing equipment, and servers.

Although MXF has been available for a long time, it is not a very friendly format. We can’t play it on the computer with our own media player, and we can’t edit it smoothly in the editing software. Such as we can’t import Sony FX9 MXF into Final Cut Pro X for smoothly editing. Why do we have such problems? On the one hand, the hardware configuration of the computer can’t meet the requirements of smooth editing of 4K and 6K videos, maybe you need to install new plug-ins, or maybe your software is not the latest version. Anyway, we have to solve these problems.

So, how to import Sony PXW-FX9 MXF footage in FCP X for editing smoothly? To import and edit Sony FX9 footage in FCP X on Mac OS 11, you will need to convert the 4K or 6K files to a format acceptable for FCPX. MXF to FCP Converter is a professional converter that will help us out of importing PXW-FX9 videos to FCP X.

With it, users can effortlessly encode MXF files to Final Cut Pro X friendly codec like Apple ProRes. Besides MXF, it also supports converting MP4, MOV, AVI , MKV, etc to FCP X and other NLEs native editing codecs. What’s more, the conversion is easy to handle and only with a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. Buy the way, if you want to load your Blu-ray chapter into FCP X for editing, this conveter can rip and convert Blu-ray files to ProRes 422/4444 with the fasest speed. Here the detailed way to convert Sony FX9 XAVC-I, XAVC-L and XAVC files to FCP X on Mac OS Big Sur is showed.

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How to transcode Sony PXW-FX9 MXF for editing in Final Cut Pro X?

1. Install and run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as the best MXF to FCP Converter on your Mac PC or laptop. Click “Add file” to import PXW-FX9 files. You can load batch files at one time, you can also directly drag and drop MXF files into the converter for conversion.

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2. Click “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” category and choose a format preset that FCP X can support, for example, Apple ProRes 422 MOV and Apple ProRes 4444 MOV.

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Tip 1: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. If you’re short on drive space, you’re recommended to select “Orginal” in “Resolution” column.

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Tip 2: Tip: You can cut, crop, merge, rotate to make some easy video edits in a linear manner with Sony PXW-FX9 Video Converter.

Edit Sony PXW-FX9 video via MXF to FCP Converter

3. Hit “Convert” and this MXF to ProRes Converter will begin fast video decoding, conversion and processing your Sony PXW-FX9 video at one go. Once done, you can import the resulting converted video file to Final Cut Pro X for further editing without any trouble.

Final Words:

If you still cannot import Sony PXW-FX9 files to FCP X after trying all your efforts, then transcoding MXF files using Sony MXF Converter (Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac) is the most effective yet easiest solution recommended by us. And transcoding will save you a lot of time and trouble while you’re editing.

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