Import/Edit Sony PMW-200 MXF to Final Cut Pro X with ProRes or H.264 Codec

The Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder is the successor to the Sony’s well respected PMW-EX1/R camcorder. It is a high-end professional camcorder which can capture stunning-quality HD images. The key to its superior image quality is the newly developed 1/2-inch Exmor CMOS sensors, a configuration which enhances resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio. PMW-200 supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Sony PMW-200 MXF Videos.

So if you want to edit Sony PMW-200 MXF Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony PMW-200 MXF to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony PMW-200 MXF to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges MXF files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony PMW-200 MXF to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Sony MXF videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .MXF files from Sony PMW-200 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony PMW-200 MXF to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MXF videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting MXF videos from MXF to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Sony PMW-200 MXF files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony PMW-200 MXF converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony PMW-200 MXF to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony MXF converter starts converting Sony PMW-200 MXF videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MXF files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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