Best Sony 5NK MXF to Apple ProRes Converter

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Cannot import Sony 5NK MXF footage into FCP X? This issue may happen due to various reasons. If you are trying to figure out a way solve the issue, you are just here in the right place. Here in this tutorial, we present a way of encoding Sony 5NK MXF video files to Apple ProRes 422 codec for working with FCP X flawlessly.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

“I have an issue with Sony 5NK MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X. Worked perfectly with Sierra, not working anymore with High Sierra. FCP X reports an import error, then you can play the clip but no sound. Does anyone have the same issue? How do you solve it? Please kindly suggest a solution if you know. Thanks in advance.”

After the upgradation to 10.4 with macOS High Sierra, FCP X has issues coping with MXF footage from Sony 5NK and other cameras. To be able to use Sony 5NK MXF media in FCP X fluidly, you could convert them first. Check a guide on how to encode Sony 5NK MXF files to ProRes codec for editing in FCP X fluently.



How to transcode Sony 5NK MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Sony 5NK MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
download Mac version

Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony 5NK MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony 5NK MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.

import MXF video files

Step 2: Click “Profile” to select output format.
We would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes is FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for video files

Step 3: Start MXF files conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Sony 5NK MXF files to ProRes conversion.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Folder” to get the generated files for editing in Premiere Pro on your Mac with optimum performance.

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