Sony DSC-WX300 MXF and Final Cut Pro X workflow
What’s the best workflow for Sony DSC-WX300 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-WX300 MXF files in Final Cut Pro X fluidly, this tutorial may shed you some light. It explains a way of transcoding Sony DSC-WX300 MXF media to FCP X preferred ProRes 422 codec for a smooth editing workflow on your Mac machine.
“Is there a way to go back to the previous version of Final Cut Pro X? I have serious issues editing Sony DSC-WX300 MXF footage in FCP X after the upgradation to macOS High Sierra and FCP X 10.4. FCP X won’t import the Sony DSC-WX300 MXF clips correctly, so they are totally unusable. How can I get a fix for this? Please help.”
As far as I know, it is impossible to download older versions of FCP X from Apple, which is annoying in cases like this. Until Apple fixes this the only solution is to somehow transcode the Sony DSC-WX300 MXF footage to another format (e.g. Apple ProRes Codec ) that FCP X will handle well.
To transcode Sony DSC-WX300 MXF video files to ProRes, do as below:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-WX300 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-WX300 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-WX300 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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