Sony DSC-W170 MXF and Final Cut Pro X workflow
Came upon troubles on your Mac while editing Sony DSC-W170 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-W170 MXF video clips to Apple ProRes codec first before you start editing in FCP X.
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-W170 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-W170 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-W170 MXF files to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
To transcode Sony DSC-W170 MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-W170 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-W170 MXF files into it to do conversion at a time.
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.
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.
Step 3: Start MXF files conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Sony DSC-W170 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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