How do you open Sony DSC-W100 MXF video in FCP X?

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What’s the best workflow for Sony DSC-W100 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-W100 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcoding Sony DSC-W100 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 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 Sony DSC-W100 through FCP X. For some reason the Sony DSC-W100 .mxf files are imported without any audio. I have processed a lot of Sony DSC-W100 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 Sony DSC-W100 MXF media to ProRes codec first, then import into FCP X. Check a guide on how to process Sony DSC-W100 MXF to ProRes conversion for FCP X editing.

How to transcode Sony DSC-W100 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Sony DSC-W100 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)
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Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-W100 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-W100 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-W100 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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