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Can't open Sony PXW-X70 XAVC (.mxf) files for Final Cut Pro X?

Many users of Sony PXW-X70 camera may all face this problem once or twice, which is the video shot under the XAVC code can't be natively imported into FCP X. Or the raw video PXW X70 XAVC (MXF) can't be well played on the PC or stream them on your TV. Those were very frustrating, you got the most fascinating high definition videos recorded by your camera but you can't do anything on them.


But some of you may say that, the FCP X can support PXW-X70 XAVC (MXF) now and when import them into the FCP X, no rewrapping is needed. It's true that FCP X now with its 10.1.4 and Compressor, you can do any edits with the raw MXF files. However, since this XAVC may not well supported by relevant devices, and if you don't want to update to FCP X, for some users prefer FCP 6/7. That would be another thing. So is there any powerful tool which can help trans-code the PXW X70 XAVC (MXF) to FCP 6/7/X without any quality loss?

Here are two ways for your to convert your Sony PXW-X70 XAVC (MXF) files to load in FCP 6/7/X.

1. Sony XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple(PDZK-LT2) or Sony Catalyst Browse

Both those two apps are free and offered by Sony to help users import and convert their MXF files. The Sony XAVC plug-in allows the users who shoot their videos on XAVC/XDCAM to become editable in FCP X. And this Sony Catalyst Browse let users browse files from their own Sony camera. With this tool, you can select the clips you need, copy them to a local disc or connected NAS.

2. Powerful all-in-one HD XAVC Converter for Mac

Pretty much sure to those professional cameramen that those two apps that mentioned about can meet their needs, but things are not always such easy, especially for some newbie who just came into this camera word.

How to keep the high quality of your Sony PXW X70 XAVC raw videos to load into FCP X?

Step 1. Load XAVC files from Sony PXW-X70

Download this best XAVC to FCP X Converter for Mac and install it step by step, then load your source PXW X70 XAVC (MXF) files by clicking "File">"Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder"


Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes HQ Format

Go to the format bar to choose "Final Cut Prores">"Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as your output format.



1. You have to install a FCP on your Mac if you want tanscode your XAVC (MXF) files to Apple ProRes to FCP X.

2. Detailed workflow of transfer Apple ProRes files into FCP, check here.

3. Differences among Apple ProRes codec, click here to learn more.

Step 3. Edit XAVC videos from PXW-X70

If you want to do some personal edits, just click "Edit" to go to this UI. Under this "Effect" UI, you can change "Interlaced" to "Progressive" to get better quality.


Step 4. Convert Sony PXW-X70 XAVC raw videos for FCP X

After select the output folder to store your converted files, you can hit this "Convert" to start your XAVC raw videos to Apple ProRes 422 HQ conversion. Now, you can import your XAVC videos into FCP X flawless and do whatever edits you like with your high definition videos.

Some Win users may consider what they can do with their raw XAVC videos, and Pavtube has updated as a good solution for you ,no matter the target NLEs are Sony Vegas, Premiere or AVID, you can also free from this situation by those powerful XAVC (MXF) to FCP Video Converter.

What’s more, you can even encode your XAVC (MXF) videos into H.265/HEVC to enjoy a higher quality and smaller file size compared to XAVC (MXF). And if you have followed the latest wave of 4K Camera, you must want to know how to deal with the raw H.265 videos from4K camera like Samsung NX1, click here to read more.

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