How to edit MXF in FCP with multiple audio channels?

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How to edit MXF in FCP with multiple audio channels?

Post  EmilyFaye on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:07 pm

Transcode Multi audio channels MXF to ProRes 422 for FCP with iMixMXF

This guide will show you how to convert Multi audio channels MXF to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP with Pavtube iMixMXF.

Question: Hi,I work at a broadcast company as an editor. My C300 produce MXF with 4 audio channels. And we always used FCP on Mac. Now comes the question!: The only obstacle we could not find an answer to is exporting MXF into Final Cut Pro with all the 4 audio channels preserved.A solution to this should save us a lot of time! Any help will be highly appreciated!

Solution: To edit multi audio channels MXF videos in FCP on Mac, the best way is converting MXF to Apple Prores 422 .MOV retaining multi audio channels for Final Cut Pro editing. Follow these steps to learn how to keep all the audio channels during multi-track MXF to FCP Conversion.

Required program: Pavtube iMixMXF, which is a professional MXF Converter and Mixer tool for helping converting MXF videos to any other video and audio formats for further editing in FCP. And meanwhile it supports saving output video with the preservation of multiple audio tracks of original MXF videos. Other than multi-track preserving features, it is also capable of mixing several audio tracks into one track. Free download it and go to try those wonderful functions now.

Step 1. Get this Mac Multi-track MXF Converter installed, click "Add video" to load individual mxf videos; or click "Add from folder" to load the entire folder. It will recognize all the audio channels.

Step 2. Click "Format" and choose Multi-track Video>Multi-track Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)

Step 3. Click "Settings" to customize your video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs; and check video channels that you want to convert.

Follow the bottom left icon to let the selected audio tracks "mix into one channel"; or that it will keep all the audio tracks apart.

For non-multi-track converting, it's also supported to add .srt/.ass soft subtitles as you like; click Edit and switch to "Subtitles" tab, and click Browse to locate your prepared subtitles.

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start converting MXF to Apple ProRes keeping multi audio channels for FCP 6/7/X.

How to Import Media Files to Final Cut Pro (6/7/X)


1. For users don't need to deal with multi-track thing, just simple want to convert MXF to other formats, the MXF Converter for Mac (only $29) is highly recommended.

2. Good news for Blu-ray/DVD fans! Pavtube studio now provides ByteCopy for Mac plus iMixMXF bundle, saving $16.1 immediately! (ByteCopy for Macis a multi-track featured blu-ray ripping program. With it, you can easily backup blu-ray to lossless multi-track MKV without any quality loss, transcode to multi-track MP4/MOV/ProRes and other mainstream video formats.)

See more MXF video tips:

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