RED MXF/MP4 files Workflow with Final Cut Pro X
"Who can show me a simple way to import RED MXF video into FCP X on Mac? I don't like the RED Plugin for Final Cut Pro X. And the DaVinci Resolve is too difficult to use it."
The highly configurable RED Epic Dragon is the latest version of the firm's original Epic-M Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC). Although we are more used to analyzing still cameras at DxOMark, we've had a unique opportunity to assess RAW output from a prototype using all of our usual industry standard tests.
RED CAMERA FORMATS:
Avid?AAF,?MXF. 1080p 4.2.0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
1080p?RGB?or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : Quicktime,?JPEG
4K :?DPX,?TIFF, OpenEXR (RED?RAY?via optional encoder)
2K :?DPX,?TIFF, OpenEXR (RED?RAY?via optional encoder)
With the continuing popularity of the RED family of cameras, Final Cut Pro X editors have been looking for proven workflows with REDCODE MXF/MP4 files. This guide outlines how best to use the native RED support in Final Cut Pro X and how professional production companies are achieving excellent results when recording with RED cameras, editing in Final Cut Pro X, and finishing in applications such as Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac.
In order to get RED RED ONE/Scarlet-X/EPIC Mysterium-X/EPIC DRAGON MXF/MP4 footage supported by FCP, you need to convert RED MXF/MP4 to ProRes MOV on Mac, the most compatible video codec with Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6, FCP 10.1) then you can edit the converted ProRes MOV files in Final Cut Pro and play them on Mac. Thus, a powerful and professional MXF/MP4 to ProRes Converter is the most important tool in the problem-solving process. Here recommed the Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, applying which you can get your REDCODE RAW files converted to 30p/25p ProRes MOV files with high quality by following listed steps.
You can free download RED MXF/MP4 to FCP X Converter here.
How to convert RED MXF/MP4 footage to ProRes MOV?
Load MXF/MP4 videos to this RED Video Converter
Two ways to import MXF/MP4 files:
(1) Click the "Add Files" menu to locate the video files you want to add.
Batch conversion is available, so you can add more than one MXF/MP4 file at one time to save your time.
(2) Drag & drop MPG files to the RED MXF/MP4 Video Converter directly.
Select ProRes MOV as the Output Format
Click the "Format" box to select the output format from "Final Cut Pro" category. You can choose Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy). It depends on what you attach importance to.
Note: If you want to delete some part of the MXF/MP4 file, you can click "Edit" icon to trim RED video on Mac. On the editing interface, you are able to change the original video effect and crop the frame size, set the zoom. If you have several RED MXF/MP4 videos on your Mac and you want to combine them and export a continuous video, just enable the "Merge" option at the bottom of the program.
Start to convert RED MXF/MP4 to MOV on Mac OS X
Hit the "Convert" button to let RED Video Converter accomplish converting MXF/MP4 to ProRes MOV for you! This video converter works on Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.
When the video conversion is 100% completed, clcik "Open" button to get the converted video files. You can load your RED RAW recordings into Final Cut Pro X with no problem now.