How to import Nikon Coolpix P900 MXF clips to 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 Nikon Coolpix P900 and other camcorders. Is there any possibilities to solve these problems? In this article, we explain a workaround to transcode Nikon Coolpix P900 MXF footage for easier use in Apple’s Final Cut Pro 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 Nikon Coolpix P900 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 Nikon Coolpix P900 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 Nikon Coolpix P900 MXF files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.



How to transcode Nikon Coolpix P900 MXF footage to ProRes for FCP X editing?

To transcode Nikon Coolpix P900 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 Nikon Coolpix P900 MXF video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Nikon Coolpix P900 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 Nikon Coolpix P900 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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