This tutorial offers you a top-ranked MXF to ProRes converter so that you can preview or edit MXF files in FCP with ProRes codec on macOS High Sierra.
Apple anncounced that it added MXF playback to the latest macOS Sierra which means that users can preview MXF files in the finder window directly! This is a big deal and very welcome, finally you don’t need special software to play back files wrapped in one of the most commonly used professional media wrappers. However, the issue is that FCP still can not directly support MXF files including XAVC .mxf.
At the moment, I am able to play back most MXF files including most XAVC and ProRes MXF’s. However some of my XAVC MXF’s are showing up as audio only files let alone importing MXF to FCP for further editing. I still need to use a 3rd party program to encode MXF to ProRes on macOS High Sierra.
What I used is Brorsoft MXF Converter for Mac which is regarded as the best MXF to ProRes Converter on macOS Sierra. With it, users not only can transcode MXF videos to ProRes codec for editing in FCP, but also can change MXF to other codecs for different NLEs such as AIC for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid and so on. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, its windows version can help you achieve the goal. Below is how to Convert MXF files to ProRes on macOS High Sierra.
How to Change MXF format to ProRes on macOS High Sierra
>1 Download and run the best MXF to ProRes Converter on macOS High Sierra. Click “Add” button to import the original MXF videos into the program. Or you can directly drag&drop the files into the software.
>2 Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422” as the output format. The Apple ProRes format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). Select the right one you want.
Tip: You can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro before conversion.
>3 Tap “Convert” button to start converting MXF to ProRes on macOS High Sierra.
After conversion, you will get the ProRes MOV output files under “Open” panel. Then you will have no problem to play, edit MXF videos on macOS High Sierra. Enjoy!