Can’t import Sony DSC-S930 MXF files into FCP X

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Since updated to macOS High Sierra, lots of FCP X users have serious troubles dealing with MXF files from Sony DSC-S930 and other camcorders. Is there any possibilities to solve these problems? In this article, we explain a workaround to transcode Sony DSC-S930 MXF footage for easier use in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

“Hi, I’m running macOS High Sierra (10.13.2) + Final Cut Pro 10.4 on a Mac Pro 2013 Xeon E5 3Ghz, 32GB RAM with 2xD700. Since the update, FCP X is very slow and buggy. I have big problem with Sony DSC-S930 MXF footage. FCP X won’t import the Sony DSC-S930 MXF files any longer. That’s a pity. Does anyone have the the same issues? How do you fix it?”

It’s a FCP X issue with High Sierra. Currently, transcoding your Sony DSC-S930 MXF footage to ProRes codec will solve the problem. Keep reading and learn how to convert Sony DSC-S930 MXF files for FCP X editing.



How to transcode Sony DSC-S930 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Sony DSC-S930 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 DSC-S930 MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony DSC-S930 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 DSC-S930 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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