How do you open Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF video in FCP X?

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If your FCP X reports an import error or something similar while handling Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF files, you may wish to read this tutorial. We write it to help those who are meeting problems working with Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF footage in Final Cut Pro X. It presents a way of converting Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF files to ProRes codec for use in FCP X smoothly.

How to transcode MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing

“Hi guys, I’ve been struggling with one problem none has been able to fix so far. I’m editing some MXF files coming from a Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 through FCP X. For some reason the Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 .mxf files are imported without any audio. I have processed a lot of Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF videos in the past without any issues at all and I’m following exactly the same procedure – the only change is that I have updated my OS to High Sierra. This is really strange and I’m wondering if it’s related to some update in FCP X and if anyone else has experienced a similar issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!”

This is a known issue between FCP X and macOS High Sierra. One solution is transcoding Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF media to ProRes codec first, then import into FCP X. Check a guide on how to process Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF to ProRes conversion for FCP X editing.

How to transcode Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 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 Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 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 Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 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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