Outline: Review the best free MXF to ProRes video converter for El Capitan/macOS Sierra: edit MXF with FCP or more usages.
MXF is a format adopted by some professional camcorders, like Canon XF305, Canon XF100, Canon
C300, Panasonic P2, Sony etc. If you are users of these camcorders, you could find the recorded footages are in .mxf format. For Mac users, if you want to import the MXF recorded MXF file to
Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve etc for editing, you may get into trouble. The MXF format is not compatible with these popular video editing applications on Mac (El Capitan macOS Sierra
To solve this problem, you need to transcode MXF to some specific format (ProRes 422) supported by FCP/iMovie. Apple ProRes 422 a lossy video compression format intended for use during video editing. This format retains relatively high video quality. So you need to convert the MXF footages to ProRes 422 MOV for editing MXF files in FCP.
Here Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you. It's compatible with any Mac system. With it you can rewrap Canon XF/Pansonic P2/Sony XDCAM MXF recordings to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), Apple ProRes 4444 (See Types of Apple ProRes codecs) to fulfill your different quality needs. Follow the step-by-step guide below, you could easily transcode MXF to Apple ProRes. (read MXF video converter review). Besides, this MXF video converter also can convert more video like MP4, MOV(QuickTime), WMV, MKV, MTS, FLV, 3GP, AVI(XviD), MPG, MPEG1, MPEG2, M4V 3G2, TS, WebM, RM, RMVB, ASF, RMVB, OGV, VRO, TP, TRP, MXF, DivX, VOB, and more to Apple ProRes on Mac.
- MXF to Premiere Pro
- MXF to iMovie
- MXF to FCP X
- MXF to Avid Media Composer
- MXF to powerdirector
- MXF to Windows Movie Maker
- MXF to EDIUS Pro 7/8
If you are a Windows user, you can get the powerful Pavtube MXF Video Converter which can convert MXF to ProRes on Windows.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/mxf-converter-mac/
- AppStore Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pavtube-mxf-converter/id502807634?mt=12
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-MXF-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177789.html
Convert MXF to ProRes with fast speed and high quality on Mac
1. Load MXF files to the program
You can directly drag and drop the .mxf files to the software, or click “Add” button to locate the source files into the best MXF to ProRes Converter.
2. Choose Apple ProRes format
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.
3. Start MXF to ProRes Conversion on Mac
Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, this Mac MXF converter will start to convert MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro immediately. Once the conversion completes, directly import the converted files to FCP, and then you can play, edit MXF files in Final Cut Pro X/7 freely.
Tip: You're done. If you want to transcode MXF footage for Premiere Pro, please choose the "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas/DaVinci Resolve --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".