Sony PXW-FX9 FCP X | Edit PXW-FX9 4K MXF in FCP X

Sony PXW-FX9 4K XAVC I (MXF) to FCP X workflow

Hi guys! I met some problems when I load Sony PXW-FX9 4K .mxf footage into FCP X (10.1.2 ), my friend told me that Final Cut Pro X doesn't support 4K XAVC I file and the Apple ProRes is Apple editing software best editable codec, so how can I transcode the XAVC I files to ProRes on Mac? Please help me, thanks!

I work in a medicine marketing company, recently my boss asked me make a short video for promoting our new products on internet. but I can't import Sony PXW-FX9 MXF files into FCP X for smoothly editing. I wonder to know whether these 4K video can be supported by Final Cut Pro X. What can I do?

ony PXW-FX9 4K XAVC I (MXF) to FCP X workflow

The camera's full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K*, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and oversampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. Depending on the project, the FX9 has a selection of recording formats. XAVC-I with 422 10-bit quality at a highest 600 Mb/s in 60p. XAVC-Long for more longer recording time in smaller file size. The traditional MPEG HD codec is also available. All files will be recorded onto XQD media cards. How can we deal with the Sony PXW-FX9 4K MXF footage in FCP X?

To import and edit Sony PXW-FX9 4K XAVC-I or XAVC-L footage in Final Cut Pro X smoothly and without rendering, you need to convert PXW-FX9 videos to Apple ProRes codec via third-party software. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is the best 4K Vieo Converter and MXF Converter on the market, which can transcode MXF, MOV, MP4, MTS, DVD, Blu-ray and other formats to any codec for importing into FCP X for editing. If you are other NLEs users, you can convert any video to Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve 16, Sony Vegas Pro 17, Avid Media Composer, etc., natively supported codec with the fastest speed.

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How to convert Sony PWX-FX9 MXF to FCP X format


Load video files

Run the 4K video converter, then click "Add File" button to import Sony PWX-FX9 videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software. You can play the loaded 4K footage with the preview window.

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Select output format

As we know, Apple ProRes is the best editing codec for Final Cut Pro X, so you need to click "Format" pull down list to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the best video format for FCP X. ProRes 4444 MOV formats is the good choice as well.

Convert Sony PWX-FX9 videos to FCP X supported video format

Tip: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for the converted files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more. If your editing software can handle 4K videos smoothly, you can set the output video resolution as "Original".


Start video conversion

Click the Convert button to start transcoding Sony PWX-FX9 XAVC-I, XAVC-L, XAVC Proxy or MPEG to ProRes codec for FCP X. Once the process is at 100%, click "Open" button on the main interface to find the generated videos, then you can import the transcoded videos to Final Cut Pro X smoothly and quickly.

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