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RED R3D/RAW/MXF/MP4 files Workflow with Final Cut Pro X

Import and edit RED R3D/RAW/MXF/MP4 in Final Cut Pro X

RED RAW/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. - Pineda, Javier"

"I just finished filming one of my first video projects with my new RED REDCODE and I can’t seem to use its RAW footage in FCP X fluently. I am a complete novice when it comes to videography so I’m pretty lost right now. Would appreciate any tips or advice you guys have for a video newbie. Thanks! - Carter, Ronald"

Bundling high-performance raw video recording in a compact camera body, the RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with DRAGON-X 6K S35 Sensor is part of RED's unified DSMC2 lineup. By default, the DSMC2 BRAIN records all videos and stills in the REDCODE RAW file format (records R3D files). It is capable of data write speeds of 300 MB/s, and can simultaneously record in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD (records .mxf files).

RED CAMERA FORMATS:
REDCODE RAW ACQUISITION FORMATS: 8K, 7K, 6K, 5K, 4K, 3K, 2K;
APPLE PRORES: 4K/2K - ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT; 2K - ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444;
AVID CODECS: 4K DNxHR HQX, 4K DNxHR HQ/SQ/ LB, 2K DNxHR 444, 1080P DNxHD 444/HQX, 1080P DNxHD HQ/SQ;

REDCINE-X PRO DELIVERY FORMATS:
8K (8192 x 4320) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
7K (7168 x 3780) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
6K (6144 x 3240) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime, JPEG, AVID AAF, MXF
1080p 4:2:0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4

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 Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

Supported RED Model

RED V-RAPTOR 8K, RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K, RED REDCODE 6K Digital Cinema Camera, RED ONE 4K, RED ONE M-X 4K, SCARLET M-X 5K, SCARLET DRAGON 6K, EPIC M-X 5K, EPIC M-X 5K MONOCHROME, EPIC DRAGON 6K, EPIC DRAGON 6K MONOCHROME, EPIC DRAGON 6K CF, RED RAVEN 4.5K, SCARLET-W RED DRAGON 5K, SCARLET-W RED DRAGON 5K MONOCHROME , RED EPIC-W GEMINI 5K S35, RED EPIC-W HELIUM 8K S35, DSMC2 DRAGON-X 5K S35, DSMC2 GEMINI 5K S35, DSMC2 DRAGON 6K S35 (Mg), DSMC2 DRAGON 6K S35 (CF), DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35, DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 MONOCHROME, DSMC2 DRAGON 8K VV, DSMC2 MONSTRO 8K VV, etc.

In order to get RED ONE/Scarlet-X/EPIC Mysterium-X/EPIC DRAGON R3D/RAW/MXF/MP4 footage supported by FCP X, you need to convert R3D/RAW/MXF/MP4 to ProRes MOV on Mac, the most compatible video codec with Final Cut Pro X then you can edit the converted ProRes MOV files in FCP X and play them on Mac without any problem. Thus, a powerful and professional RAW to ProRes Converter, MXF to ProRes Converter and MP4 to ProRes Converter is the most important tool in the problem-solving process. Here recommed the Acrok Video software, applying which you can get your Red footage converted to 30p/25p ProRes MOV files with high quality by following listed steps.

You can free download RED Video Converter here.

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How to convert RED R3D/RAW/MXF/MP4 to ProRes MOV?

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Load RED videos to this RED Video Converter

Two ways to import RAW/MXF/MP4 files in to RED Video Converter:
(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 RAW/MXF/MP4 file at one time to save your time.
(2) Drag & drop MPG files to the RED Video Converter directly.

RED RAW/MXF/MP4 files Workflow with Final Cut Pro X

2

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.

How to import and edit RED RAW/MXF/MP4 video in FCP X?

Note: If you want to delete some part of the RAW, MXF and 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 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.

Edit RED RAW, MXF and MP4 video via RED Video Converter

3

Start to convert RED footage to MOV on Mac

Hit the "Convert" button to let RED Video Converter accomplish converting RAW/MXF/MP4 to ProRes MOV for you! This video converter works on Mac running Mac OS X 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 recordings into Final Cut Pro X with no problem now.

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