How to edit ARRI ALEXA 35 MXF in Final Cut Pro without rendering

Troubleshooting ARRI ALEXA 35 MXF Files in Final Cut Pro

Edit ARRI ALEXA 35 MXF Files in Final Cut Pro


Can I edit MXF in Final Cut Pro without rendering? My team has filmed some materials from the Alps and recently wanted to edit some of them on a computer. Importing videos took a long time, let alone editing and previewing videos. Can I skip the rendering process?

The new ARRI Alexa 35 is a native 4K cinema camera capable of frame rates of up to 120fps out of the box. The new Super 35 ALEV 4 sensor will measure 27.99 x 19.22 mm with a 4.6K resolution and have internal motorized FSND filters with ND 0.6, ND 1.2, and ND 1.8. However, when you want to import the MXF footage from ALEXA 35 to Final Cut Pro for further editing, some problems would occur: missing codec, looped audio... If you are looking for a smooth workflow between ALEXA 35 and Final Cut Pro, you are in the right place. The following article will present the easiest way to transcode the ALEXA 35 MXF footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro (FCP 7, FCP 6, FCP X).

Why we need to convert the ALEXA 35 recordings for FCP? On one hand, MXF format can't be natively supported by many professional video editing applications including Final Cut Pro. On the other hand, it also would be a bit hard to handle 4K video with Final Cut Pro. So the easy workaround to import ALEXA 35 MXF into Final Cut Pro smoothly is transcoding. Acrok MXF Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use yet solid tool to help you do the ALEXA 35 MXF to Apple ProRes conversion. If you want to have a more cost-effective software, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a good idea. With this ULTIMATE software, you can rip Blu-ray/DVD/CD to any video/audio format, transcode camcorder/camera MXF/MTS/MOV/MP4 footage to any codec for editing in professional software. Read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to rewrap ALEXA 35 MXF files to Apple ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro natively.

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How to convert ALEXA 35 MXF files to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro?

Step 1: Download, install and launch MXF to Apple ProRes Converter for Mac as a ALEXA 35 Video Converter for Final Cut Pro. When its main interface comes up, click "Add Video" button to load your source media.

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Step 2: The program has three already optimized the video settings for Final Cut Pro. You can select Apple ProRes 422 MOV or Apple ProRes 4444 MOV from "Final Cut Pro" as the output format. Here we recommend you choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV. The output videos will keep the original quality of the ALEXA 35 MXF video and seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro, FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6.

Convert MXF to ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV for Final Cut Pro

Tips: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the "Settings" button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 3: Tap "Convert" button to start converting ALEXA 35 MXF to Apple ProRes codec for FCP under Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is done, you can transfer ALEXA 35 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with ease.

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