Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Import Sony PDZ-VX10 XDCAM MXF to FCP 6/7 without rendering on Mac Mountain Lion

Sony PDZ-VX10 is one of Sony XDCAM series, the high-end professional camcorders which cam capture stunning-quality HD images; it can offer very high HD footages at a data rate of up to 50 Mbps at MXF format. But it becomes a pain if you want to edit the video recorded, because the high quality MXF files do not work with traditional nonlinear editing program natively on mac. You may really not feel good if you cannot edit the raw Sony XACAM MXF files in iMovie/FCP/Avid/Adobe Premiere Pro directly. Is there any way to import Sony PDZ-VX10 XDCAM MXF to FCP 6/7 efficiently without Log and Transfer?

 

Rejoice, Mac users, rejoice. For that finally there's a program can handle this within a few clicks, it does exactly as it claim for. Come and meet this Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP Converter for Mac which would be a vital part of your workflow.

No rendering, no stuttering, you just need to load your Sony PDZ-VX10 XDCAM MXF videos to the professional Pavtube Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac software, choose FCP friendly format and click big red circle to get the fresh hot videos that can work in FCP 6/7 smoothly.

Now get this Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac installed and let's go ahead to this fantastic workflow.

How to Convert Sony PDZ-VX10 XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes for importing to FCP 6/7 without L&T?

At first, you should get your MXF video backup on your Mac. Connect your Sony PDZ-VX10 Camcorder to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MXF files to Apple hard drive disk; do not forget to keep your camcorder on.

Run the Pavtube Mac Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac. Then you can click "Add video" to load the MXF file into it, or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder.

After that, you can select FCP 6 or 7 compatible codec. Click the "Format" bar, you will find various video formats sorted by different programs / devices. For FCP 6/7 users, the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" preset can work well for you. If you want to get better video quality, it's recommended to choose "Apple ProRes 422 HQ".



If you want to do some editing like trim a certain MXF segment file to smaller ones, get rid of black edges of source file, add video effects, etc. this Sony XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac will be do these. 

When the setting is finished, you can click the big red button to start converting Sony PDZ-VX10 XDCAM MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7. Wait for a while to get the converted Apple ProRes 422 MOV video.

After conversion you can click the "Open" button to locate the converted files and load the ProRes MOV files to FCP X. Now you are able to import/edit Sony XDCAM MXF in FCP 6/7 freely without any rendering.

Open up Final Cut Pro 6/7, choose "File > Import > Files…" to select and load the generated ProRes 422 MOV files to FCP for editing use.



Tip:

Pavtube XDCAM MXF Converter for Mac is a converter that allow you to convert Canon MXF/Sony XDCAM MXF/Panasonic P2 MXF footage to other format like ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, Avid DNxHD MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, MKV, DV, etc. You can select the output format as you like, after converted, you can play them on Android, iOS, Windows 8 tablets/phones etc., or import the converted MXF to iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro, etc. Mac Editing Software for editing will be easy.

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