The Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder offers broadcast-quality 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 recording at 1920 x 1080 in a very compact form factor. Even loaded with an SxS card and the packaged Li-ion battery, the PMW-100 weighs slightly less than 4 lb. That’s a crucial benefit for any mobile documentarian or newsgatherer who’s operating handheld over the course of long days to cover events & news stories, conduct on-the-spot interviews, and capture video for just about any other professional task. And it records video with 50 Mb/s MPEG HD422 as MXF files (UDF mode only)
After shooting some footage on the Sony PMW-100, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X. However, you may also face the problem that FCP 6/7 or FCP X does not recognize the .mxf videos. To make it easier for editing Sony PMW-100 MXF videos on FCP 6/7/X, you can use UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac Sony PMW-100 MXF Converter. It can not only convert Sony PMW-100 MXF .mxf videos to FCP 6/7/X, but also make iteasy for merge videos.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert and transcode Sony PMW-100 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6 /Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks now. Apple ProRes 422, H.264 MOV optimizes Final Cut Pro workflow for editing with no rendering.
Step 1. Download and Load Sony PMW-100 MXF footage to UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac.
Run Sony MXF Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the 2012 best Sony MXF footage to MOV converter on Mac OS X like 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard. Click the “Add” button to import .mxf files from the Sony PMW-100 camcorder.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes codec MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without rendering.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy). Here we choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. (The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422, and I recommend you to select Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT) MOV for outputting.)
Step 3. Merge Sony PMW-100 MXF files and Choose video size as original. (Optional)
Select all the files in the filelist, then click the Merge the Files, and the Mac Sony PMW-100 1920×1080 MXF converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
You can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. To get the original video size, just click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080, 1080*720 from the video size drop-down box.
Step 4. Convert Sony PMW-100 MXF to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut without rendering.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting Sony PMW-100 MXF videos to Apple ProRes MOV, and joining the MXF files for editing in Final Cut Studio.
After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video .Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.