FCP X won’t recognize Sony DSC-HX20V MXF footage

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Came upon troubles on your Mac while editing Sony DSC-HX20V MXF files in Final Cut Pro X after upgraded to High Sierra? Actually, there are a number of users having the same issues. To solve these incompatibility issues, you could convert Sony DSC-HX20V MXF video clips to Apple ProRes codec first before you start editing in FCP X.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

Depending on your rig’s capabilities, OS versions, editing app versions as well as your source media types, it will definitely have different editing performances while dealing with Sony DSC-HX20V MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X. In some occasions, people need to process “transcoding editing” for a fast and fluid workflow. That means you re-encode your Sony DSC-HX20V MXF files to a FCP X editing-friendly format first, then import the converted files into FCP X for a smooth workflow. Check a quick guide on how to convert Sony DSC-HX20V MXF files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.



How to transcode Sony DSC-HX20V MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Sony DSC-HX20V MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:

Video Converter (It is available for Mac, simply download the proper version depending on your computer.)

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Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-HX20V 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-HX20V 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-HX20V 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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