MXF to FCP 7: Edit Sony PMW-150 MXF in FCP 7 and Broadcast on BBC

Everybody, now I’m looking for the most efficient way to edit my Sony PMW-150 MXF recordings in FCP 7 in order to broadcast on BBC. Any suggestions there?

‘I've been asked last minute to film/edit some interviews which are going to be broadcast on the BBC tomorrow evening. I'll be filming using a PMW-150 and editing with FCP 7. I've never needed to do this before, usually, I just export to Quicktime Movie - but I'm not sure if that's the best way to deliver the final product? So in order to make a nice editing in FCP 7, I’m looking for the best way to handle this work well. Thanks in advance if you can offer some good advice’

According to the question mentioned above, we know that it seems the MXF recordings cannot be accepted by FCP 7 directly, right? While with three 1/3-inch-type Full-HD sensors and its high-quality Full HD MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps recording capability in MXF format, this may be the cause why Sony PMW-150 camcorder attracted so much attention. Here we have come to the top point, in order to smoothly broadcast on BBC, they need to edit the MXF videos with a nice enjoyment for our audience. However, what a pity that MXF cannot be directly accepted by most popular NELs like iMovie/FCEDaVinci Reslove,etc. Fortunately, we have the Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac, which is the professional converting program for working incompatible videos with NELs and media devices.

Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use Sony PMW-150 MXF to MOV Converter on Mac OS X which can not only convert Sony camcorder recorded MXF files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Just convert MXF to ProRes MOV, which we all know the best one for FCP 7.That’s the key point we need to solve to broadcast our MXF recordings on BBC after edited in FCP 7. Additionally, we have the Windows version for Windows users.

Tips: Do you know what the top 4 best MXF converters are in 2015?

Guide: How to transcode Sony PMW-150 MXF into ProRes MOV for editing in FCP 7?
Step 1.Add source files
If you have downloaded the program and launched it on your computer, open the main interface and click the ‘Add video’, we can load files in individual clips. Or with ‘Add from folder’ we can load the whole file folder at one time.

Step 2.Choose ProRes MOV for FCP 7
When you click the ‘Format’ bar to come to the output list, drop down the list to find the ‘Final Cut Pro’>>’Apple ProRes Codec 422(*.mov)’ as the best one. Several other ProRes types you can also have a try.

Notes: If someone there wanna preserve the original multiple audio tracks, we here also have the Pavtube iMixMXFfor you. On the output list there, we should choose the ‘Multi-track Video’>>’Multi-track MOV(*.mov)’ as the best. You are deserved to do it!

Step 3. Adjust your output videos

You can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. Just customize the parameters to meet your need. You can set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrates(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p), etc. Also, leave them as the default can also be available.

Once the MXF to ProRes 422 conversion is done, you can transfer Sony PMW-150 MXF footage into Final Cut Pro 7 for editing smoothly on Mac and broadcast on BBC with ease. Just hit the ‘Convert’ on the main interface you can start the work.

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