Import Sony PMW-200 MXF to FCP on Mac...

Import Sony PMW-200 MXF to FCP on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8

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Since: Jul 12

Overland Park, KS

#1 Aug 31, 2012
Import Sony PMW-200 MXF to FCP on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8

The PMW-200 will join Sony's XDCAM HD422 series of professional camcorders and serve as a successor to the venerable PMW-EX1R. The new camera strikes a balance between the compact, lightweight form-factor of the PMW-100, and the image quality of its larger, shoulder mounted brethren. The key to PMW-200's superior image quality are its three newly developed Exmor CMOS sensors, a configuration which enhances resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio.

50 Mbps MPEG HD422 Codec

Utilizing the UDF file system, the PMW-200's MPEG HD422 mode records in a MPEG-2 Long GOP codec. 4:2:2 color sampling gathers more chroma information than older generations of XDCAMs, so the codec's bitrate has been increased to 50 Mbps to accommodate. The average person may not see the difference, but your footage will be much better suited for color correction, green screen and other chroma keying effects.

Edit Sony PMW-200 MXF files in Final Cut Pro (X)

As the PMW-200 records MPEG HD422 codec MXF format, it's not well for editing in FCP on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, you will encounter importing/video/audio problems when you want to load Sony PMW-200 MXF to FCP on Mac, the best way is to transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF to ProRes 422 codec MOV format, here you can try Pavtube MXF converter for Mac

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It has presetted output format for fcp with prores codec, and it workshop well on my Sony XDCAM camcorder and Canon XF camcorder.

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Chennai, India

#2 Jan 18, 2013
fcp 7.3

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