As you know, Avid’s ability to track media is excellent, and this ability is partly responsible for it’s pseudo proprietary format – the Avid flavor of the MXF wrapper (a tweaked Op-Atom MXF, in case you were wondering). This wrapper prevents most media players from being able to play the media; prevents most video editing software from being able to edit the Avid MXF media. And in this article, we aim to solve the Avid MXF into Final Cut Pro issues.
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. The thing is, even the latest FCP X does not work with the Avid MXF codec. MXF is used natively by Avid applications to store video and audio “essence” with associated metadata. 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.
aPubsoft MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. It is the best MXF Converter program, which lets you transcode MXF recordings shot by Panasonic P2, Canon XF, Sony XDCAM to native codecs like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD which ensure the best results for editing with your video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc. Since Avid MXF is an MXF variant, the ability to read the MXF file is inherent to the application. With it, you can effortlessly convert Avid MXF into FCP natively supported Apple ProRes codec. Download the tool to achieve your goal.
Step 1. Launch the best Avid MXF to FCP Converter, and add MXF videos to the program to converting.
Step 2. For editing Avid MXF media in FCP smoothly, choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ as the output format.
Tips: 1. For editing Avid MXF in iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).
2. You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button on the main interface to start transcoding Avid MXF to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X on Mac OS X.
Once the Avid MXF to QuickTime Conversion is done, you can click the Open button to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import/edit Avid MXF files in Final Cut Pro under Mac without problems.