How can I import 4K MXF files from Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X on Mac OS? In order to help you edit Sony PXW-FS5 MXF files with FCP X natively, we want share the best Sony PXW-FS5 to Final Cut Pro X workflow with you, hope this article can help you.
Sony PXW-FS5 is a hot camcorder on the recording field, this camcorder has a small size but very powerful video recording feature. Sony PXW-FS5 adapted a Super 35-Sized CMOS Sensor which enables you to record UHD video at 24/30 FPS, and HD video at up to 240 FPS. You can use E-mount lenses from Zeiss, Sony, and other manufacturers in this camcorder, it also has two SD media slots that support simultaneous or relay recording, this will guarantee your recordings are safe. The recordings of Sony PXW-FS5 will be in XAVC codec or AVCHD codec, if you shoot videos in 4K resolution, the recorded files will be in XAVC MXF format.
“Hi, can you tell me how can I import 4K MXF files from Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X? I try to load recordings of Sony PXW-FS5 camcorder to Final Cut Pro X on Mac, but every time I always failed, I just load Sony PXW-FS5 MXF files from computer to FCP X, but the software said the file format is unsupported, is there something wrong with my method? Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks in advance!”
Have you encountered the issue to import 4K MXF videos from Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X? After you got the Sony PXW-FS5 camcorder and recorded some videos you will know that Sony PXW-FS5 camcorder is able to record 4K videos in XAVC MXF format, this is an advanced format that used by many professional camcorders, it’s great for video recording. But when you want to use the footages with Final Cut Pro X, you will meet with problems, because you will find Sony PXW-FS5 MXF files will not be imported by FCP X, there are many Sony PXW-FS5 users have found the issue and they are looking for an effective solution for this. What’s the main reason that caused the Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X importing issue? It is because of the video codec and format. Final Cut supported video formats are limited, and MXF format is not supported format of Final Cut, so you can’t import 4K MXF files from Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X for editing directly.
You may have tried several methods and failed, here we want to introduce the best and easiest workflow to edit Sony PXW-FS5 files with FCP X, it is to convert MXF files from Sony PXW-FS5 to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, why need to convert Sony PXW-FS5 MXF to Apple ProRes codec? It is because the prores codec is native supported codec of Final Cut, with this codec you can edit Sony PXW-FS5 videos with FCP X natively. Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac is the best MXF converter on the market, it can transcode MXF files as well as other HD videos, with this program you can convert Sony PXW-FS5 MXF to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, or convert MXF to DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, or convert MXF to MP4/MOV for playing. Now please try this software and follow the steps to use it.
1. Install the best MXF to FCP X converter on your Mac, run it and click add files button to load your Sony PXW-FS5 recordings, you can also directly drag and drop the videos into the software. Besides MXF files, it can also convert MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV or other files, it can also work as 4K video converter for Mac to help you transcode 4K files.
2. After you loaded the clips, please click format column and select output format. We recommend you to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this format is well supported by FCP X on Mac. Besides this format you can also choose other formats for other programs and devices, there are many optimized formats in this Sony PXW-FS5 MXF converter.
3. If you want to adjust the output parameters you can click settings button on the main interface, and then it is available to change the resolution, bitrate, codec, frame rate, etc.
4. Press convert button on the main interface, Acrok HD Video Converter will start Sony PXW-FS5 to Final Cut Pro X conversion.
Your videos will be converted at top video quality and conversion speed, when the conversion is finished, you can get the converted videos and import them into Final Cut Pro X on Mac, now you can edit your Sony PXW-FS5 recordings with Final Cut Pro X smoothly, and you don’t need to render anymore. Is it so easy? Just take a try!
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