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Summary: Learn how to import Sony PMW-300K1 .MXF files into Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X for further editing using the best MXF to ProRes Converter here!

Sony PMW-300K1 is a hot camcorder for the professional videographers. Have you got one? As many users get PMW-300, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import Sony PMW-300K1 MXF to Final Cut Pro or iMovie for editing on Mac OS X, but they always meet the importing issues. This article is mainly to solve the Sony PMW-300K1 recordings to FCP importing problems.

Q: “I am using a FCP 7 Studio. I recently bought a Sony PMW 300K1 camcorder. The MXF files coming out of this camera are not recognized by FCP 7. Is there a way to handle this? Is it possible to edit MXF files on FCP X directly?”

You might be in the similar trouble like above. In fact, MXF, a highly compressed format, is not easy for editing in NLE system including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Then how to import Sony PMW-300K1 videos to Final Cut Pro for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won’t happen any more.

Someone suggests using the Sony XDCAM Transfer Utility to re-wrap the MXF files into QT files. You may have a try, but it’s complex and takes long time. Since Apple ProRes is the best format for FCP, here I highly recommend to transcode Sony PMW-300K1 MXF to ProRes with Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac.

This Mac MXF Converter tool is the solid tool to help users make the Sony MXF transcoding on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included). It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.

How to convert Sony PMW-300K1 footage into FCP

1. You need to download, install and run the smart MXF Converter Mac and transfer your MXF recordings to the program from the your camcorder or hard drive.

2. Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format. To convert Sony PMW-300K1 MXF to FCP, you can choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format .

3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

4. As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony PMW-300 MXF to ProRes conversion with the best MXF to ProRes converter.

Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can smoothly copy the converted files to Final Cut Pro with smooth workflow.

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