Import edit Sony PDW-F350 MXF in FCP X/7/6

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Import edit Sony PDW-F350 MXF in FCP X/7/6

This newest addition to Sony’s camcorders brings selectable frame rate recording to the CineAlta family line up. Commonly known as “overcranking” and “undercranking”, Sony calls this function Slow & Quick Motion. In addition, not only does the PDW-F350 record in true 24P, but also 25P and 30P at 50i or 60i. And because the XDCAM system is file based recording, users can realize all the associated benefits.

If you are looking for a professional Sony XDCAM video converter for Mac to transcode Sony PDW-F350 MXF files to Apple ProRes MOV and QuickTime MOV for editing on Mac NLEs like FCP (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), iMovie (iMovie 9, iMovie 11), FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC), and DaVinci Resolve, this post is worth reading. It explains how to convert Sonny PDW-F350 MXF to MOV on Mac in detailed steps.

Needed to convert XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF files to MOV for Mac

“Hi, there all, I am a media producer and video editor. I edit and receive footage from many different cameras/formats. I use FCP X and occasionally Avid. Recently, I received loads of XDCAM HD MXF clips from one of my important clients. Video’s are used for corporate production. These video files recorded as industry-standard MXF data files were captured with a Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F350 camcorder. Since my other converter did not convert the footage cleanly, I needed to convert Sony HD CAM/XDCAM footage for working on the Mac with another workable converter program. Does anyone know such a reliable Sony XDCAM HD Converter for Mac that is capable of batch converting Sony PDW-F350 MXF clips to Apple ProRes 422 or QuickTime MOV for editing on Mac NLE systems? My most concern is lossless quality or invisible quality loss. Thanks a lot.”

Our Quick Answer

By using Acrok MXF Converter for Mac, you are able to encode XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF videos to ProRes MOV for use in FCP/DaVinci Resolve/Premiere Pro, transcode PDW-F350 MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid/DaVinci Resolve, and convert XDCAM HD footage to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE. You can use the demo to check out quality of conversion and we hope you will be happy with the ease of using it.

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How to convert Sony XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF footage for Final Cut Pro?

Step 1: Run Acrok MXF Converter for Mac as a professional PDW-F350 MXF Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click “Add File” to load Sony MXF files to it.

Import edit Sony PDW-F350 MXF in FCP X/7/6

Step 2: Select output format for FCP and other Mac editing apps

A: Encode XDCAM HD PDW-F350 MXF videos to ProRes MOV for use in FCP/DaVinci Resolve/Premiere Pro:

From “Format” bar, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column. If you want to edit Sony PDW-F350 MXF in FCP via ProRes 4444 MOV, you can choose Apple ProRes 4444 MOV as output format.

Sony PDW-F350 to FCP X/7/6 | Convert XDCAM MXF to ProRes on Mac

B: Transcode PDW-F350 MXF to DNxHD MOV for Avid/DaVinci Resolve

From “Format” bar, choose “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as output format under “Editing Software” column.

C: Convert XDCAM HD footage to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE

D: If you want to play Sony PDW-F350 MXF videos on tablet or smart tv, you can choose H.264 MP4 as output video format.

From “Format” bar, choose “iMovie Video (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format under “iMovie and Final Cut Express” catalogue.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings

Step 4: Click “Convert” to start Sony XDCAM MXF to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click “Open” to get generated Apple ProRes MOV files for editing in FCP X, FCP 7 and FCP 6.

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