FCP X won’t recognize Sony DSC-P10 MXF footage

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What’s the best workflow for Sony DSC-P10 MXF video files and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X? The workflow would depend greatly on how powerful your Mac system is. If for any reason you are unable to use Sony DSC-P10 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcoding Sony DSC-P10 MXF media to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 codec for a smooth editing workflow on your Mac machine.

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-P10 MXF footage. FCP X won’t import the Sony DSC-P10 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-P10 MXF footage to ProRes codec will solve the problem. Keep reading and learn how to convert Sony DSC-P10 MXF files for FCP X editing.

How to transcode Sony DSC-P10 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Sony DSC-P10 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-P10 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-P10 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

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-P10 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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