I have a Sony VENICE camcorder and shot 28mins test footage with it in .mxf format. I want to edit VENICE video in Final Cut Pro, but failed when importing into FCP. I'm now considering of converting VENICE MXF footage to ProRes codec on MacOS Monterey. But I havemn't a Sony MXF Video Converter to do that. Do you have any recommendations of Mac Sony MXF video converter for transcoing 4K MXF MXF footage to Apple ProRes codec for editing in Final Cut Pro?
Sony VENICE supports DCI and UHD 4K capture, while planned and scheduled firmware updates will enable anamorphic, full-frame, and select frame rates from 1 to 72 fps. It is another acquisition tool which supports the MXF recording. If you got 4K MXF and trying editing the MXF videos in Final Cut Pro, you must have the above problem. Let me give you Sony MXF to Final Cut Pro solution.
In a word, roughly 90% MXF not importing to editing software issues are caused by codec incompatibility, some required codec is missing or the file is not supported, thus the most practical solution is to convert MXF to your editing program supported format or codec for successful editing.
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 Pro and iMovie etc.
If you want edit the Sony MXF footage with Final Cut Pro shot by Sony camcorder/camera on Mac, you have to transcode Sony MXF to ProRes via a powerful Sony MXF video Converter. Which program can do this job? Acrok is your best choice.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is designed to convert Sony MXF video files for Mac OS from Sony XDCAM camcorders and hot Digital Motion Picture Cameras. So that it's possible to edit Sony MXF video on Mac via Final Cut Pro, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro 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 Smart TV. You can free download the Sony MXF Video Converter trial version.
Free download Sony MXF Converter
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
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.
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.
If you plan to play Sony MXF files on own tablet, smartphone or TV. Please go to Apple, Android and HDTV categories, find your device model. The software will convert the MXF, Blu-ray, DVD, MKV, MP4, MOV to your device compatible formats that can be played without a specific MXF player. Here I select H.264 MP4.
You can also convert play Sony MXF to iPads such as iPad Air and iPad Pro, or convert Sony MXF to iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, etc. The software supports over 500 video & audio files and all kinds of devices.
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".
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.
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 Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Premiere Pro, etc.
Sony MXF Video Converter Supported Devices
Sony VENICE, Sony VENICE 2, Sony PXW-FS5, PXW-FS6, PXW-FS7, PXW-FX9, PXW-Z280, PXW-Z190, PXW-Z150, PXW-Z90, HXR-NX5R, HXR-NX100, HXR-NX80, HXR-MC88;
Sony PDW700, PDWF800, PMW100, PMW160, PMW200, PMW320K, PMW320KCE, PMW350K, PMW350LCE, PMW400K, PMW500, PMWEX1R, PMWEX3, PMWTD300 etc.