MXF to ProRes - How to Convert MXF to Apple ProRes 4444 or 422?

Transcode Camcorders Output MXF to Apple ProRes for Editing in Final Cut Pro

Jan 15, 2016, Posted by Andrew Smith

Why Convert MXF to Apple ProRes?

Take a fair number of MXF videos by Canon XF305, Sony XDCAM or Panasonic P2 502, etc and want to edit these video as your desire? It is not difficult. MXF is adopted by most professional video editing systems, such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid and so on. However, to these people who try to edit the shot MXF video in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, it is not the end of the story since neither of the two tools support importing MXF file. Let's see several examples:

  • I am having a hell of a time trying to find a way to convert my MXF files (shot on canon xf305) into ProRes so I can edit in final cut 7. Are there any wonderful programs for this?
  • I have 3 cards of footage, shot on a Sony f-55, all copied and backed-up onto drives. Organized by card, included all files & data from each card (MXF, XML & BIM). I am trying to transcode this into 422, to edit in FCP7. I'd usually import into FCP7, but the Sony MXF footage isn't supported. How to solve the issue?
  • I've been asked to convert MXF files from a hard drive to ProRes 422 HQ for work in Final Cut. I am an FCP editor but learning Media Composer and I don't know the best way to do this. Could someone please suggest an easy way to convert MXF to ProRes please?
  • I have a lovely new Canon XF100 and it generate MXF Files. However when I tried to import these HD MXF videos to FCP X for editing, it failed. That drives me crazy.

From the above cases, we clearly notice that converting MXF to Apple ProRes 4444 or MXF to Apple ProRes 422 is a general and effective solution to import MXF into iMovie or Final Cut Pro.

MXF to ProRes Converter

Now, the question is, how to convert MXF to Apple ProRes? In fact, there are lots of converters that allow you to convert MXF file on the market and Faasoft MXF to ProRes Converter is one of them.

As an MXF Decoder, Faasoft MXF to ProRes Converter enables you to convert MXF to ProRes 4444, MXF to ProRes 422 (HQ), MXF to ProRes 422 and MXF to ProRes 422 (LT) and more. After the conversion, you will never worry about the thing that iMovie and Final Cut Pro don't recognize MXF files. Moreover, it offers you another solution to convert MXF to almost all kinds of popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, etc and it will never bother you to play MXF on various players and portable devices like iTunes, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Windows Media Player, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, BlackBerry and so on.

As an MXF Encoder, it supports converting more than 160 kinds of video formats into MXF like AVI to MXF, MP4 to MXF, MOV to MXF, WMV to MXF, MKV to MXF, etc. Not only works as MXF Decoder and Encoder, this MXF to ProRes Converter also features basic editing functions like merge MXF into one, cut useless parts from MXF video, adjust audio volume, extract audio from MXF video and so on.

Convert MXF to Apple ProRes

Free download this MXF to ProRes Converter and follow the set-up guide to install it. Make sure you download the right version (Windows or Mac).

Step 1 Add MXF file
It supports importing MXF file by dragging and dropping. If you want to convert MXF clips in batch, just drag the folder where MXF files are to the program.

Step 2 Select output format
Click the small triangle to the right of "Profile" to choose "ProRes Apple ProRes codec (*mov)" as output format.

Note: To convert to different Apple ProRes format, click "Settings..." button > "Advanced" > "Video Codec" > "Profile" and spread the drop-down list to choose the parameter as you need.

Step 3 Start the conversion
In this step, just click the round "Convert" button on the bottom and let this smart MXF to Apple ProRes Converter do the rest of the work for you automatically.

Here is another article which will let you know how to convert MXF to other video and audio formats.