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How to Convert MXF to Final Cut Pro on Mac (Mountain Lion)

MXF is a container format used by professional Sony, Panasonic and Canon camcorders. Perhaps you've shot lots of MXF files with your camcorder and want to edit them in Final Cut Pro on your Mac. However, when you want to import MXF to FCP for editing, you'll find the video files turn grey and can't be added. What to do? How to solve the problem? Here you'll find an easy solution.

In order to edit MXF files in Final Cut Pro, you need to first convert MXF to FCP supported formats like MOV and DV. Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional conversion tool, is highly recommended to help you convert camcorder MXF video files to Final Cut Pro compatible video formats on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included). Just download it and check out the steps below to convert MXF files to FCP for smooth editing.

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How to convert camcorder MXF files for editing in FCP

1Add MXF files

Install and run the application. Then go to Convert tab and click File > Add Video Files to import the MXF video files you want to convert for editing in FCP. Or directly drag the files to the main interface for conversion. Note that batch conversion is well supported so you can add many files at a time. When the videos are loaded, you can preview them and edit them with the built-in video editor.

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2Select Final Cut Pro as the output format

Next, click the format list at the bottom to browse and select the format you need. To convert MXF video files for Final Cut Pro, simply go to Editing and choose Final Cut Pro as the output video format to get video with the best settings for FCP so you don't need to be bothered by the video incompatibility any more.

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3Start to convert your MXF video

When all the settings are done, preview your video to make sure all goes right. When you're satisfied with the effects, click Convert to start the conversion process. In a few minutes, it will be done and the output folder will open automatically. Then you can launch Final Cut Pro and click File > Import > File to load the converted video files. Just enjoy your movie making!

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Brice Genrich
I really like how easy to use this program is and the great call to action buttons, I don't have to squint around looking for how I start the process to convert mxf to fcp and not have it take an entire day!
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