If you are a devoted in FCP video editors, whether to encounter the following problems: XAVC S footage and FCP 7 incompatibility? Problems working XAVC videos with Final Cut Pro X? Importing MKV video into Final Cut Pro X but without success? Error when logging and transferring MXF files in FCP? Can't import AVHCD files into FCP 7? Final Cut Pro X Blu-ray export failure? After importing .MOV File into FCP 7 It Shows Up as "Narrow" with Black Space on Either Side? Can't open AVI Files in Final Cut Pro X? Fortunately, there are some easy way to fix the issues. Let's find them out here.
See also: How to Connect Your Camcorder To Final Cut Pro?
[size="3"]Question 1: Sony A7S XAVC S footage and FCP 7 Workflow[/size]
"Has anyone worked with media from the Sony A7S camera. Looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the media into FCP 7.
Import XML isn't working, it asks for a navigational file and gives us an error.
I have h264/mpeg4s of the footage which I'd rather not use since its a compressed codec that doesn't always get along with fcp.
Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated."
You can work natively with the XAVC S codec in FCP X without transcoding, but not in FCP 7 as far as I know. The basic reason why we can't work Sony A7S XVAC S with Final Cut Pro is that XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. To make the XAVC S compatible with FCP, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to ProRes MOV, which ensures best results when using in Final Cut Pro 7. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac
is the solid tool to help users make the XAVC S to ProRes transcoding on Mac OS X.
With it, you effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S intra footage shot from Sony A7S to FCP 7 highly compatible ProRes MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7. Besides, it also convert XAVC/XAVC S videos to iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS, After Effects CC, Premiere Elements, FCE, Aperture 3, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote editable formats. Chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from here. Below are the steps on converting XAVC S to ProRes MOV for FCP.
[size="3"]Question 2: How to load Avid MXF to FCP 6 for editing[/size]
"I have some Avid recorded MXF files and need to keep it deinterlaced, then edit in FCP6. What's the most efficient work flow for this?"
FCP 6 does not support MXF files directly, so you are suggested to try a third party converter: the Mac MXF Converter
to transcode MXF to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP with best video quality. It enables editing before conversion and you can check the deinterlacing there.
[size="3"]Question 3: Extract multi-track clip from Blu-ray for FCP editing[/size]
"I want to extract a small clip from my blu-ray and edit it in FCPX, is there anyway to keep all my audio tracks?"
to output a clip of blu-ray with all the audio tracks saved, you are suggested to try Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac
for that it's able to output multi-track ProRes for FCP; also you can keep all the subtitles preserved in the converted video in best quality.
[size="3"]Question 4: Convert multi-track Canon MXF to FCP X on Mac[/size]
"Using a card reader to download my footage shot with a C300 into FCP X. FCP X crashed while opening. If I am using Canon XF utility to backup the files, find out they are not readable? What's that? I am sure the videos are playable on camera. So strange. Any insight here how can I import these files into FCP X?"
I believe you are not the first one to have this problem. Canon XF utility will not help you import a MXF, so I switch to use a third party converter - iMixMXF
from Pavtube to output multi-track ProRes videos, I think it's much easier for me. Anyway, depends on you, suggest you to try different things.
[size="3"]Question 5: Convert Blackmagic MXF to ProRes for FCP X[/size]
"I have some mxf files from Blackmagic Design; was wondering if these mxf are supported by FCPX for editing directly?"
Blackmagic output mxf files are not like normal mxf files from camera; it's encoded with its own codec and the best work flow is to convert them to Apple ProRes for FCP. The Best MXF Converter for Mac
is suggested for it's reliable conversion speed and video quality.
[size="3"]Question 6: How to convert Sony XDCAM footage to FCP?[/size]
"I want to edit a bunch of mp4 files that I believe came from XDCAM but they were passed to me from a client with no camera info. What's your suggestion if I want to edit in FCP?"
Sony XDCAM EX camera will shot videos in MP4 format, so you may guess right. You can use XDCam browser to help you copy the MP4 file to hard drive, but to edit those files in FCP, you will need to transfer them from MP4 to ProRes encoded MOV. Pavtube XDCAM Video Converter
is a good program for you, I am working well with it, and you can try it yourself. I find a guide for you.
In addition, I also find a solution, hope it can help you: Importing XDCAM-EX into Final Cut Pro
[size="3"]Question 7: How to edit Canon T4i videos in FCP 7 without any quality loss?[/size]
"I newly purchased a Canon T4i for its high definition, and I need to edit these videos in FCP 7 without any quality loss. But after test I found this mov format is not so good to FCP, is there anyway to transfer it as quick as possible? Also a step by step guide would be appreciated."
A friend of mine also has Canon T4i and I have also tried with this, it does output good video quality which I would not like to lose. We did some searches and finally choose one of them as it's recommended through out the web. You could click here to get to Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac
[size="3"]Question 8: How to import Canon XF105 24p MXF to FCP 7?[/size]
"We shot some Canon XF105 24p mxf at 24p and copied them to hard drive, but these footage could not playback in sync with VLC player. Using FCP7. I know the videos are fine because they just playback normally on camera. What's the problem?"
When you copy the footage to Mac hard drive, you'd better to copy the entire folder, not individual mxf files; or that your may lose the time code and playlist info.
Canon XF105 MXF file is not supported by FCP X directly, thus you can try Canon Utility
; or try the Mac MXF Converter directly:
[size="3"]Question 9: Import Sony AVCHD to FCP on Mac[/size]
"My Sony camera gave me videos as AVCHD file which I have not acknowledged with. I tried with both quicktime and FCPX but none of them could recognize it. Is there any step-by-step work flow for this? PS: the footages are on 1080 60p."
There are cameras and camcorders that are not compatible with FCP 7. Check if your AVCHD camcorder is on the list of Final Cut Pro Supported Cameras
; if not, you are suggested to use a third party Mac Sony MTS Converter
program to transform your AVCHD videos from camcorder to Apple ProRes for FCP.
[size="3"]Question 10: How to convert Sony HandyCam AVCHD to ProRes for FCP 7?[/size]
"I have a Sony handycam and it shoots AVCHD file, the problem is that I could not find a way to upload the footage to FCP 7 for further editing. Have someone else have this problem?"
A: Sony has developed plug-ins to help users with some cams. AVCHD Plug-ins: Sony AVCHD Plug-in for FCP7/FCP6 Download
Or you may use third party software to convert AVCHD to ProRes video - Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
[size="3"]Question 11: Import Canon XF300 MXF to FCP 7?[/size]
"Just got a Canon XF300 and was wondering how to load my videos to FCP directly? Is MXF a supported format for FCP7?"
That camera wraps in MXF files. The XF300 requires a Canon Plugin
for FCP, it's on the install disc that comes with the camera. Once the plugin was installed Log and Transfer was a breeze. But seems the plug in is only comes with the disc, and not available on their website. If you have problem to find the plug in, you will need to try a third party encoder – Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac
. While I can't recommend one I can point you to one below:
[size="3"]Question 12: Convert Canon C300 MXF to FCP[/size]
"Which software do I need to convert c300 files to be readable in FCP? I have more than 200 MXF files, I need to batch process them. Can anyone help regarding this conversion?"
FCP 7 or FCP X? If you are using FCP7, you can use L&T to import the files, below is a guide I found from forum.
You will need drivers for Canon XF and C300.
Another way to import, you can use a third party converter to help you encode MXF to ProRes MOV; it's the recommended codec in FCP. I find you a hot guide as below:
[size="3"]Question 13: Import my Canon XA10 files into FCP for editing[/size]
"Will any converter work with Canon XA10? Currently my mac won't even recognize the files from the camera. I will want import my Canon XA10 files into FCP for editing, I am using Mac OSX 10.8."
Canon XA10 camera shoots in AVCHD format, it will not be read directly on Mac 10.8 due to Apple changed the structure on Mac Mountain Lion, you can convert the AVCHD file to FCP compatible ProRes code, then import it. Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac is the Converter I use to help me convert my AVCHD file to ProRes format well. Hope it helps you too.
You can also choose other FCP Converter for Mac softwares. There are list of five HD Videos to FCP Converter for Mac review, you can take a look, choose the most suitable for you.
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