Summary: Can Final Cut Pro deal with XAVC footage? Is there
compatibility to import Sony PXW-X160 XAVC to FCP X 10.1.1. Follow this article, you will find the exact answer.
Sony PXW-X160 record in XAVC format.
In adition to MPEG2, AVCHD, and DV format, the Sony PXW-X160 can record video as XAVC Intra/Long GOP, The MXF file format is used for XAVC recording, efficiently compressing full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with Intra-frame compression at 112 Mbps, or high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50/35/25 Mbps.
Can we import XAVC to FCP X 10.1.1 for editing
Sony’s XAVC format employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 level 5.2, the highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec based on industry standards. Just like XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX , to make Sony XAVC compatible with Final Cut Pro X, you'll need to download and install the XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple p. This Camera Import Plug-in support for XAVC files shot on Sony SxS card, allowing viewing and editing capability in Final Cut Pro X.
However, the XAVC Plug-in does not support Final Cut Pro 7 and FCP X. Hence you need to convert XAVC to Apple prores codec—the most compatible video codec for FCP series. You can try Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, an excellent Sony XAVC Converter for Mac. It also supports camera formats like AVCHD, DV, MOV, MXF, etc and common video files. Compatible OS: Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger.
Now donwload and get it installed and let’s work it out.
How to convert Sony XAVC videos to Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 and FCP 6
Step 1: click top left icons to load your XAVC video to this XAVC Converter for Mac. You can load individual videos by clicking ‘add videos’, or load the entire folder by clicking ‘add from folder’.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 codec for Final Cut Pro
Click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) as output format.
To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video resolution.
Step 3: Convert Sony XAVC files for FCP. Click the read button Convert to start transcoding XAVC files to MOV for FCP. When the conversion is completed, click “Open” button to locate the converted Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for editing with Final Cut Pro.
There're so many video converters that’s able to handle P2 MXF video
conversion. These video converters can do conversions from P2 HD MXF to MOV
file, transcode MXF to Quicktime. Each
conversion tool has pros and cons. You can judge from the conversion speed, conversion process, output quality, video/Audio unsync issue and audio tracks issue,etc.
Comparison: TransMXF for Mac and Trans MXF Pro for Mac
TransMXF Pro for Mac full version is $45
Professional to deal with multitrack audio MXF
1. Export, preserve, mix, or separate multiple audio tracks in MXF file
2. Mix multiple audio channels from MXF into one track
3. Maintain separate channels of audio from P2 MXF to MOV
4. Import both P2 MXF audio and video from separate folder for batch exporting
5. Merge into one file: combine a number P2 MXF clips into individual one file
6. Excellent audio and video sync
7. Works well on Mac OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks
Support MXF HD Camcorders: Panasonic AG-3DP1, AG-HPX170PJ, AG-HPX255, AG-HPX250PJ, AG-HPX370, AG-HPX500, AG-HPX600PJB, AG-HPX600PJ, AG-HPX600PJF, AJ-HPX3100GJ, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-PX5000G, AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, etc.
TransMXF for Mac full version is $29
Cannot preserve separate audio tracks but excellent to keep audio/video synchronization
1.Solve Panasonic 1080 60p/50p MXF file Mac incompatibility.
2.Support Apple ProRes 422/Apple ProRes 4444 codec.
3. Import both P2 MXF audio and video from separate folder for batch exporting
4. Merge into one file: combine a number P2 MXF clips into individual one file
5. Excellent audio and video sync
6 Support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Workflow: Batch convert P2 HD MXF to ProRes HQ MOV
Step1. Import P2 folder
Click "add folder" or drag "contents" folder from P2 card.
Step 2: Select ProRes 422 as export format for FCP X
Step 3: Set proper frame rate for output ProRes 422 HQ MOV
You can set audio frame rate at 29.97 and audio bitrate as high quality to keep high audio and video quality of exported P2 MXF to ProRes 422 HQ MOV at 29.97 frame rate for FCP X for post-production in FCP X. Besides, you can also set profiles according to specific needs.
Step4. Batch convert a number of P2 MXF files to ProRes
Click "convert" to batch convert/export MXF files to ProRes MOV or any format you want. Not for a while, you will get generated MOV with perfect video and audio synchronization.
Summary: How to solve Canon C300/XF100/XF300 MXF files converted to
QuickTime MOV with no sound issue? This article helps you convert MXF files into QuickTime
format with sound via selecting correct Audio Stream
Q1: I have been converting MXF files to Quicktime format to input to Final Cut Pro X. I have hundreds of files and have noticed that some of them are missing sound. When playing the MXF files back through VLC, I found the ones that converted to Quicktime with no sound were recorded on Channel 2.
A: Canon MXF contains two audio tracks, one with sound but the other with no sound. Most conversion tools will just pick the track without sound by default. This is the reason why the converted output QT MOV will have no sound but only video. However, Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac allows you easily convert MXF to QT MOV with sound. When you find MXF files with only video previewed in TransMXF Pro for Mac,You can click the "Show selected task properties" button on top of the Format box and then select in the Audio Stream ID box a different audio track.
Moreover, this MXF video and audio Converter also allows you convert MXF to ProRes MOV with separate audio channels as original for FCP editing. So that you can preserve 2, 4, 8 or more audio channels while transcoding MXF to ProRes without audio tracks lossing.
Below is a guide to convert MXF to QuickTime MOV with sound.
Free download MXF video and audio Converter
Step1. Import MXF files
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load file. You can also directly drag files to the program.
When your default audio track is in mute when recording, you get only video no audio. In this case, you can switching audio stream ID to another audio track.
Step2. Choose output format.
Click the "format" and choose the " common video->MOV-QuickTime (*.mov) " files.
Step3. Set advanced profile
Here you can set audio sample rate up to 48000 HZ. You can also customize bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc.
Summary: Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac is the only program that does great job to convert Sony F5 MXF to ProRes with multirack audio.
Sony F5 is capable of capturing 2K and HD internally in Sony's XAVC codec onto SxS PRO+ memory cards, and 4K and 2K RAW to an optional Sony AXS-R5 external recorder. It is equipped with AES/EBU digital inputs for up to 4 channels of audio. Want to import Sony XAVC MXF to FCP easily? Want to convert F5 MXF to MOV with multitrack audio preserved?
At present, most conversion tool will automatically mix all tracks into 1 track when converting Sony F5 XAVC MXF to FCP. In the case, Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac is the only Multitrack audio XDCAM MXF Converter which is able to preserve, export and preserve multiple audio streams from original MXF.
"it's chugging away nicely. Had a lot of Sony F5 with multitrack audio and it's doing a great job of converting to Prores for editing." from a customer review.
Pros of the TransMXF Pro for Mac
1. Convert Sony F5 XDCAM to ProRes MOV with 2 mono audio channels.
2. Export 2, 4, 8 or ore audio tracks from XDCAM MXF
3. Choose mono, stereo and 5.1 channels when transcoding MXF to multitrack MOV
4. Selectively preserve audio channels of all tracks from source MXF
5. Mix multiple audio tracks into one
Below are 4 simple steps to transcode Sony F5 XAVC to ProRes with 2 channels audio for FCP editing.
Step1: Import MXF files
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load file.
Step2: choose the output format
Click the "format" and choose the "Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProPres 422(*.mov)" files as the output format.
Step3: Set multi-task settings
Step4: XAVC to multi-track ProRes MOV
Click "Start Conversion" icon, TransMXF Pro for Mac will convert Sony F5 XAVC MXF to ProRes MOV with 2 separate audio for post production in FCP.