MXF is a container or wrapper format, which is specially designed to address a number of problems with non-professional formats that is commonly seen in some DSLR camcorder like Sony XDCAM, Canon XF or Panasonic P2 MXF files.
MXF files can be editing by a few video editing applications like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Smoke, Avid etc. Final Cut Pro although claimed to have support for MXF files, may still have problems importing MXF files for it actually only partial support, or can edit MXF files with extrat codecs or applications needed. Such problems are common, let's just see the following example:
"How can I import MXF files to Final Cut Pro? I have 3 hard drives of footages for a film I am editing, it appears to me that the files are .mxf files, which I cannot open. Is there a way I can import .mxf files into Final Cut Pro for editing"
Then, how to transfer MXF files to Final Cut Pro? The most easy and direct way is to transcode MXF files to Final Cut Pro support ProRes MOV files.
To help you realize the MXF to ProRes conversion, I recommend you the professional MXF Converter for Mac, which is designed for Mac users to convert MXF MXF videos from Sony XDCAM, Canon XF camcorders or from other sources.to Final Cut Pro compatible Prores MOV files
Besides, MXF Converter Mac is also able to convert MXF files to other popular video files like AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, SWF etc for you to play MXF files on portable devices like iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab etc.
And below are the detailed steps to convert MXF files to ProRes MOV
Step 1: Import MXF files
Click "Add Video" to import the source MXF videos to this Mac MXF Converter.
Step 2: Select output format
Click th drop-down list of "Profile" and choose "Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".
Step 3: Convert MXF to ProPres MOV on Mac Mountain Lion
Click "Convert" to start converting MXF video to Apple ProRes 422 MOV video.