Description: An easy and step-by-step workflow to convert Sony XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes with multiple audio tracks for FCP X editing.
Recently, I receive a letter from my clients:
"I have a Sony XDCAM. Audio had nothing on ch 1, but audio on 2,3,and 4. I was able to import the file going directly into FCPX and not converting. When using your software in the past, it's worked fine. But for some reason, this file won't transfer the audio. Is there any simple work flow for keeping all my audio channels saved separately during conversion?"
According to my experience, many people used to do audio track based editing in FCP X, hence here comes the problem: how to keep multiple audio tracks saved when converting Sony XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes for FCP? Follow this step-by-step guide; you can easily accomplish it within a few clicks.
In fact, XDCAM MXF format is better for viewing than for editing. This means you have to transcode Sony XDCAM MXF to FCP X preferred format like Prores .mov to get it working well with your wonderful footages. In order to work natively with Sony XDCAM MXF in Final Cut Pro X on Mac, you may like to give a shot to this powerful Mac XDCAM MXF to FCP Converter. With intuitive interface, you can easily and fast convert your Sony XDCAM MXF footages to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP on mac. And the latest Mac OS X Mavericks 10.8 is supported!
For users don't need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is highly recommended.
But to keep multiple audio tracks saved when converting, come and meet this Mac multi-track MXF Converter - Pavtube iMixMXF. It does well in convering Sony XDCAM MXF to Prores for FCP X with keeping multiple audio tracks saved. Other than the unique multi-track preserving feature, you can also mix the multi tracks in to one track for broadcasting. And this makes the iMixMXF a wonderful MXF audio mixer.
Step 1. Get this Mac multi-track XDCAM MXF Converter installed, click "Add video" to load individual mxf videos; or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.
Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)
Step 3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to convert.
Follow the bottom left icon to let the selected audio tracks "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.
For non-multi-track converting, it's also supported to add .srt/.ass soft subtitles as you like; click Edit and switch to "Subtitles" tab, and click Browse to locate your prepared subtitles.
Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting Sony XDCAM MXF to Apple ProRes keeping multi audio channels for FCP X.
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