In order to import Avid MXF files into FCP X/7/6, the easy workaround is to convert Avid MXF to Apple ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in FCP.
iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac - this program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. It can effortlessly convert Avid MXF, Canon C300, Canon XF300/XF100, Panasonic P2 MXF files to ProRes encoded MOV files, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7/6. Moreover, this powerful FCP video converter can convert various formats of HD videos such as AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, XAVC, XAVC S, 4K, MXF, MOV, MP4, etc. from HD camcorders for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro etc.
Below is a simple way to transcode Avid MXF footage to ProRes for use in Final Cut Pro. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to learn how to make Avid MXF files and Final Cut Pro compatible.
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How to Import Avid MXF to FCP on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan?
Step 1. Import Avid MXF files
Launch the Avid MXF to FCP X converter. Here you can directly drag and drop the Avid MXF files to the converter, or go to Add button to load the Avid MXF videos.
Step 2. Choose FCP as the output format
Click Format bar to choose the format for output. For editing Avid MXF in FCP, you can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov); it’s best for FCP editing.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. You can set video resolution(1920X1080/1440X1080/1280×720/720X480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps) , frame rate (24p/30p) as you want.
Step 3. Start Avid MXF to FCP conversion on Mac
Now click the "Start conversion" button, and then leave the Mac Avid MXFencoder to do the rest automatically for you. After the Avid MXF to FCP Mac conversion, go to import the video files to FCP and then you can freely use your Avid MXF files in FCP.
1. If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs
2. If you are a Windows use, just get iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, and the steps are same.
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