nanoFlash is the world’s smallest, lightest, lowest-power, professional HD/SD recorder/player. The nanoFlash from Convergent Design represents a huge leap forward in tapeless workflows. Easily mounted to your camera, nanoFlash is designed to record higher quality images than the camera itself, by capturing never-compressed video/audio from the HD-SDI or HDMI output. nanoFlash utilizes the very high-quality Sony XDCAM 422 CODEC, recording the video/audio onto affordable and readily available Compact Flash Media, at up to 160Mbps (Long-GOP) or 220 Mbps (I-Frame). The footage can be stored in either Quicktime (MOV), MXF, or MPG file formats, providing near-universal NLE support as well as DVD / Blu-Ray authoring formats. But after recording some files on the nanoFlash, you may want to edit them in Final Cut Express 4. However, you may also face the problem that FCE 4 does not recognize the MXF .mxf videos. To make it easier for editing nanoFlash MXF videos on FCE 4, you can use UFUSoft MXF Video Converter for Mac, which was a great Mac nanoFlash MXF Converter. It can not only convert nanoFlash MXF .mxf videos to AIC MOV, but also make it easy for merge videos.
Below is the simple step-by-step guide for camcorder and camera users about how to keep and maintain 1080p from nanoFlash to Apple Intermediate Codec or H.264/AVC MOV for Final Cut Express 4 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.
Step 1. Add nanoFlash MXF videos to UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac.
Connect your nanoFlash recorder to iMac with USB 2.0 cable or use card reader to transfer the .mxf files to Apple hard drive disk. Run nanoFlash MXF Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac nanoFlash to editing software Converter, and click the “Add Files” button to load .mxf videos. This nanoFlash MXF Video Convetrer can convert mxf export lossless compression video/audio compatible with Final Cut Express 4 on Mac.
Step 2. Choose MOV with Apple Intermediate codec for Final Cut Express 4.
Click the “Profile” option, and move mouse cursor to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 videos, we need to click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size. This is available in AIC MOV and HD MOV format.
Step3. Merge nanoFlash MXF files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Mac nanoFlash MXF Video Converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert nanoFlash MXF to AIC MOV for Final Cut Express 4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac MXF Video converter starts converting nanoFlash MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV, and joining the MXF files for editing in FCE 4.
After converting and merging the MXF files, just import the output aic .mov files to Final Cut Express 4 for editing. Optimize your workflow and save time with the AIC compression for Final Cut Express 4. You can also import the output videos to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing in full HD.
1. If you would like to edit MXF with FCP/FCP X/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc, you can convert MXF to Mac itself bring format like prores MOV for FCP and iMovie, or transcode MXF to DNxHD, H.264 MOV, DV, AVI, M4V, MPG for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects on Mac.
2. The UFUSoft MXF Converter for Mac also support other MXF recorders like: Panasonic AJ-HPM100, Panasonic AJ-HPM200, Canon FS-CF, HyperDeck Shuttle 2, nanoFlash, FS-H200, HDS-V10P/E (camcorder), LTR-100HS, GFS-V10 and camcorders like Canon XF105, Canon XF100, Canon XF305, Canon XF300, Canon C300, Panasonic AJ-HPX2700, Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, Panasonic AJ-HPX3000,Panasonic AG-HPX500,Panasonic AG-HPX255, Panasonic AG-HPX250, Sony PMW-350K,PDZVX10, Sony PMW-EX3,etc.