First 4K MXF Converter for Mac - Beyond XAVC Plug-in?

Want to edit 4K XAVC MXF, 4K raw MXF in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Sony Vegas Pro on Mac? The first 4K MXF Converter for Mac is designed for you to edit 4K video on Mac with easy.

As we know, many camcorders now can export 4K resolution video. For instance, Canon C500 can output a full 4K RAW (4096 x 2160-pixel). Sony PMW-F55,  Sony PMW-F65, FDR-AX1, etc can record 4K XAVC. Is it possible to edit 4K MXF with NLEs on Mac? Yes! You can convert 4K raw MXF to ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X editing. And you can also convert 4K XAVC MXF to MOV, DVCPRO, DNxHD, MPEG, WMV, etc on Mac OS X. Conversion is easy. But there are something you need to care about.

Why downconvert 4K MXF to ProRes 1080P?

4K is more and more popular, as 1080P is great for web video but not for traditional moviemaking. But it requires a massive amount of GPU processing to handle 4K Raw files.Even though FCPX can handle 4K content (even 4K HFR up to 60P), it only works well as long as your machine is not doing the heavy lifting. So when you edit C500 4K Raw in FCPX, most of the time it is very taxing on your Mac. In order to smoothly edit 4K MXF files in FCP, you'd better downconvert the 4K MXF video to Apple ProRes 1080P.

Is it possible to keep 4K resolution when converting 4K video to MOV?

Only Aunsoft 4K MXF to Mac FCP Converter can achieve either 4K to 4K or 4K to 2K conversion. You can set video size as original to maintain 4K resolution with one click. The perfect audio and video synchronization technology, the no-rendering process and the profile settings function make this program the most intuitive 4K Video Converter on Mac.

Is the 4K MXF Converter better than XAVC S Plugin?

The pros of Sony XACS Plug-in is it can native import XAVC MXF to Final Cut Pro. One limit of XAVC Plug-in is that users have to first update FCP-X to at least version 10.0.8. Another limit is XAVC Plug-in is only available for Sony 4K camcorders. Comparatively, Aunsoft 4K MXF Converter on Mac shows power to convert 4k XAVC MXF to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes Proxy and ProRes LT for FCP for the latest 10.1.1, as well as the previous FCP 7/6. The program has no limits to import 4K MXF recordings from Panasonic, Canon, JVC and other producers.

Below is a simple tutorial to convert 4k XAVC to ProRes 422 for FCP X 10.1.1. For 4K MP4/MTS/MP4 conversion on Mac, you can turn to iMedia Converter for Mac

Step1. Load XAVC video to 4k XAVC to ProRes converter

Click "add video" or "add folder" to load your source fiel. You can also drag & drop directly.

Step2. Choose ProRes HQ as output format

Click the "format" and choose the "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)" files as the output format for FCP. Apple ProRes 422HQ codec offers the utmost possible quality from XAVC recordings.

Step3. Set advanced profile

Here you can set video size as original to keep 4k resolutions or downconvert to 1080P ProRes. And your can also adjust bitrates, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step4. Start to convert

Click "Conversion" icon, Aunsoft 4K XAVC Converter on Mac will start to transfer 4K MXF to ProRes MOV immediately. 

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