Why we sometimes need to move our Avid MXF files to FCP X for a further editing? According to someone’s refection, there may be some limitation problems of Avid media editing software, have you ever met that? For a smooth playback on Mac, today here we are going to solve Avid MXF to FCP X issues with some useful MXF tips.
‘The mxf files generated by Avid were not able to be read by Final Cut Pro. I just spend an hour or so trying to import some Avid MXF files after installing the new Calibrated MXF demo, but I couldn’t get anywhere. I notice that they say they can only open Avid v3.1 mxf files. I guess that’s my problem, some of my mxf files are older. Any plans to add broader Avid support?’
As you see, many folks are talking about how to import Avid MXF files into Final Cut Pro for editing natively. Sure, you can fork out a few bucks for codecs which allows these files be played (such as by VLC), but it still can’t be edited with Final Cut Pro. Also, it is not available for other NLEs such as iMovie, Sony Vegas, etc or play directly on TV. Well, to ingest Avid Media Composer generated MXF media-container to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing smoothly, the simplest method to transcode Avid MXF media to ProRes for using in FCP.
Guide on converting Avid MXF to ProRes mov for editing in FCP X
Step 1. Launch the best Avid MXF to FCP Converter, and add MXF videos to the program to converting with ‘Add video’ or ‘Add from folder’ buttons on the main interface.
Step 2. From Avid MXF to FCP X
Just come to the output list and choose the right output one. Tap the content in the searching box or drop down the list to find the icon ‘Final Cut Pro’>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422 (*.mov)’ as the most suitable one.
Step 3.(Optional)You can also press the ‘Settings’ button to adjust the video size, bitrates, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.
Then we are coming to the ending step, just click the ‘Convert’ button on the main interface. Without too much time for waiting, after easily transferring files into FCP X, we can enjoying editing the recordings with nice effects.