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// XAVC S to FCP Transformer transcode Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes codec//

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Below is a tutorial to convert Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes codec with the intuitive XAVC S to FCP Transformer-TransMXF Pro for Mac.

Last week, Sony has announced the Alpha 7S, a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video. The camera can read out its entire sensor fast enough to 

capture 8-bit 4:2:2 4K video over HDMI at up to 30p, without the need for line skipping or pixel binning. The camera also provides higher quality for the 1080p video (at up to 60p) 

it can record internally. Superior than the a7 and a7R, the a7S records XAVC S formats in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. with bitrates of up to 50Mbps.

Can I import Sony α7S footage into Final Cut Pro for editing? Yes, you can! Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac is the most intuitive XAVC S to FCP Transformer that can transcode 

XAVC S Full HD to ProRes codec, as well as AVCHD and MP4. You have options to transfer a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, 

ProRes 4444 and DVCPRO HD for Final Cut Pro. The most beautiful part is the CUDA technology makes the XAVC S to FCP Transformer 10X than other converter while 

keeping original quality

5 things worth knowing about Sony a7s:

1. It has ISO up to 409,600.
2. That ISO Means Sony Has Bowed Out Of The Megapixel Wars.
3. It Shoots Full-Frame 4K Video.
4. You will need to hook up a recording device via HDMI to get the full 4K video.
5. You can swap codecs with options of XAVC S, AVCHD to MP4.

4 steps to transcode Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes MOV.

Step 1: Import  

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load camera files. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion. You can batch convert multiple 

formats video at one time.

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Step 2: Select export format 

Click the “format” and choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering sufficient video quality.

Step 3: Transcoding settings (Optional)

Click the “Settings” button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step 4: Conversion

Click “Conversion” icon and the XAVC S to FCP Transformer will run at ultrafast speed to transfer Sony a7S XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes codec. With just a click on 

"Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.  

// Convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to HD MP4 on Windows 8.1//

Below is a tutorial to convert Canon XF200/XF205 MXF to HD MP4 for playback on Windows platform. You can also transcode the previousa XF105/XF100 MXF to HD MP4 with easy even on the latest Windows 8.1.


Why it is necessary to transcode Canon XF205/XF200 MXF to HD MP4?

Canon new XF205 and XF200 camcorders support 1920 x 1080 full HD video, together with the broadcast-standard MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Canon XF codec with MXF format. As we know, we cannot directly view and play MXF video in Media Player on Windows platform. When conversion is inevitable, we make great demands on video quality. AunsoftTransMXF Pro can convert Canon XF205/XF200 MXF contents to HD MP4, WMV, MKV, AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, etc with minimal quality loss. MP4 is one of the most popular format used by YouTube, Facebook and portable devices, like Samsung Galaxy TabPro, iPhone 6, Android phones. TransMXF Pro is the best one to transcode MXF to MP4 HD with perfect audio and video synchronization. Clike here to get Mac version-TransMXF Pro for Mac

Is it possible to convert Canon XF100/XF105 MXF to HD MKV?

Yes. TransMXF Pro supports Canon XF100. These 2 camcorders utilize XF Codec just like the new XF205 and XF200. Comparatively, the XF200 and XF205 are equipped with the upgraded zoom lens, CMOS sensor and image-processing platform featured in the XA25/XA20 High Definition Camcorders. A range of recording options provide the flexibility to simultaneously record high definition MXF files to CF cards and MP4 files to an SD card, in HD or lower resolutions. With TransMXF Pro, you can easily convert 1080P MXF footage to MP4 with HD quality preserved.

4 steps convert Canon XF200 MXF clips to HD MP4 with video and audio in sync. Canon XF205 and XF105/XF100 users can also follow the steps.

Step 1: Import MXF recordings

Click “add video” or “add folder” or drag and drop Canon XF200 material into file area directly.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) 

Step 3: Customize profile 

You can set profile, such as Bitrate, Frame Rate, audio channels for specific needs. 

Step 4: Conversion

Click the convert button. The XF200 MXF to HD MP4 Converter starts to run conversion processing at high speed. Soon after, source MXF to MP4 HD conversion will be completed.

Read More: Want to convert Canon XF100/XF105XF200/XF205 MXF to multitrack MP4?

The built-in microphone and an external microphone of Canon XF100/XF200/XF205 can be used simultaneously. So users can get one MXF video with two audio. However, most MXF Codec will just merge the two tracks into two identical tracks. TransMXF Pro is the only converter to transcode MXF to MP4 with 2 separate audio tracks or more. You can preserve all separated audio tracks from source MXF. If you don’t want to keep all audio tracks, you can uncheck undesired ones and only keep audio channels you need.  It is possible choose mono, stereo or 5.1 channels as output. And merging multi-audio tracks into individual track is available.

Below are simple steps to convert MXF to MP4 with 2 separate audio channels.

Step 1: Add MXF files to the Multichannel MXF to MP4 Converter

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load MXF file. You can also directly drag files to the program. The program supports batch conversion and allows you capture images.

Step 2: choose the output format

Click the “format” and choose the “Multi-track Video -> Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)” files as the output format.

Step 3: Set multi-task settings

Click “settings” to preserve separate audio tracks in original MXF. 

Step 4: Conversion

// Panasonic HC-V750M AVCHD MTS to FCE- Convert recovered MTS to AIC MOV//

This article is about convert recoverted Panasonic V750M MTS to AIC MOV for Final Cut Express. If you have a Panasonic HD Camcorder, such as Panasonic HC-W850, HC-V750M, HC-V550M, HC-V250M, HC-V130, etc, you can follow below steps to recover MTS files and convert MTS video to MOV with easy.

Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac-Stable, Clear and Fast

This Pansonic V750M MTS to FCE converter supports convert MTS files to MOV, MTS video to iMovie.dv, MTS to HDV, MPEG-4, import MTS movie to Final Cut Express(HD), MTS files to Final Cut Pro for further editing on Mac, including the latest Mavericks. 

Besides, Panasonic MTS to FCE software can convert mts to other common video formats, like MPG, MPEG, AVI, WMV, 3GP, RMVB, RM, MKV, MPEG-2, FLV etc and also import these common video formats video to FCE/FCP X on Mac.

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Now Panasonic unveils flagship camcorder with Twin Recording technology, Full HD Slow Motion Video and Baby Monitor Panasonic announces new Full-HD Camcorder range including the powerful new HC-W850M, as well as the HC-V750M, HC-V550M, HC-V250M and HC-V130. All camcorders offer 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video recording. Creativity can be further enhanced with the built-in creative control modes of Miniature Effect, 8mm Movie, Silent Movie and Time Lapse Recording.

The HC-W850M, HC-V750M, HC-V550M, and HC-V250 camcorders include the new Baby Monitor feature, which enables users to monitor a sleeping baby in another room using a mobile device. These 4 cameras offer consumers a range of ways to create and re-create video content and share it via their social media channels and other devices, the camcorders include built-in Wi-Fi and one-touch connection using NFC (Near Field Communication).

How to recover Panasonic V750M MTS files from a corrupted drive

You can use DataRecovery app to recover Pansonic HC-V750 MTS from a corrupted SD card with easy.

How to convert recoverd Panasonic V750M MTS to MOV

1. Import AVCHD MTS videos to the software 

Once run the Panasonic V750M MTS to FCE Converter, you can click “Add Video” or “Add file”. Or you can drag the source MTS video to the file area directly.



2. Select “Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format for FCE 

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. By the way, the Mac Panasonic V750M MTS Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro. 

Tips – Adjust audio and video settings 

The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MTS files to AIC. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones. 

3. Start the conversion process 

Click the “Convert” button to start transcoding Panasonic V750M MTS to AIC MOV for FCE.

// Convert C300 MXF to WMV for Autodesk Smoke and Adobe Premiere//

Summary: This tutorial is mainly to import Canon C300 MXF to Autodesk Smoke via transcoding C300 MXF to WMV, MPEG-2, and AIC MOV that Autodesk Smoke supported.

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For post production, we have many options, such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Motion and After Effects. Autodesk Smoke takes a different approach to editing. It provides world-class compositing tools all unified in a single package. Rather than spend time and money acquiring plug-ins, everything you need is all in one place. When you import C300 MXF file to Smoke, sometimes you will encounter video with no audio issue. Or sometimes you will only get audio with no audio. The problem is caused by codec incompatility.

For Smoke can imports projects from  Adobe Premiere Pro, we can convert C300 MXF to WMV, AIC MOV, MPEG-2, etc Premiere native supported formats. Then import them to Smoke. Aunsoft TransMXF for Mac helps you easily import 1080/60i or 720/60p Canon C300 MXF to Smoke for editing on Mac. You are allowed to convert MXFclips to Smoke in fast conversion speed, easily operating, and get the high quality output WMV. 

The TransMXF for Mac is not just a MXF to WMV Converter for Mac, it can import C300 MXF file to Smoke via exporting ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 4444. You can also convert C300 MXF contents to Avid DNxHD file for importing to Smoke.

Below is a simple tutorial to convert C300 MXF clips to Smoke supported WMV.

Step 1. Add MXF files 

Downlaod, run the MXF to WMV Converter for Mac, then click “Add Video” button to load the MXF files. 

Step 2. Select the output format 

Click the “Format” drop-down list, you can choose the format like WMV as the output format from the list. Then click “Browse” button the set the output files destination. 

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Step 3. Start converting MXF to WMV on Mac 

Once the above mentioned steps and some settings are finished, you can click “Convert” button to convert MXF to WMV on Mac.

Read more: With this tutorial, you can also import Canon XF205/200 MXF to Smoke with success.

Convert Canon XF205/200 MXF material to Auto Smoke supported WMV.

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Step1. Accurately load MXF footage

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load source MXF. 

Step2. Choose output formats

Click “format” and under Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas option, you can clearly see easier editing formats for Premiere Pro, including WMV, MPEG-2 and MOV. 

Step3. Click the Settings to set audio and video profile for output AIC MOV

Before transcoding C300 MXF contents to Smoke, you can set video and audio profile for output WMV, such as video bitrate, video frame rate, video size, audio channels, etc.

Step4. Transcode MXF material to Smoke

Click “convert” button and you can get generated WMV from MXF to Autodesk Smoke with perfect video and audio synchronization.

// Import Panasonic HC-W850M AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X//

Panasonic Australia announced a new Full HD camcorder, flagship HC-W850M. The new camcorder is designed with a range of exciting new features such as twin recording technology, Full HD Slow Motion Video and Baby Monitor functionality, offering consumers plenty of fun and creative ways to shoot video. The HC-W850M offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording. I guess the camera just like HC-W850K which record footage in either AVCHD 2.0 or iFrame / MP4 format. For easily editng, this article mainly about how to import Panasonic HC-W850M AVCHD to FCP X. Below solutions all have pros and cons, which features can satisfy your need?


1. FCP X does it for you automatically on import with control over the kind of ProRes format. However, sometimes FCPX cannot import AVCHD footage or import just the sound comes through, not the picture. 

2. Compressor will batch convert just about anything to anything, and you can make custom presets to suit your requirements. On the plus side it is very slick, gives lots of control, and integrates well with FCPX, but if it is running in the background on the same machine as FCPX it can be very slow.

3. JES Deinterlacer can batch convert and does deinterlacing effectively. But once I’ve tried to run an inverse telecine on a particular media file, and the exported result has an audio slip. I lined it up in Final Cut to compare it to the original file, the audio isn’t actually the issue, the video is what is getting progressively shorter as the clip progresses.

4. Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. This is the fastest conversion tool I’ve tried which can do batch conversion. The distributed processing is a huge time-saver. I can easily convert HC-W850M AVCHD to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 Super high quality de-interlacing. When I run this program, the FCP X won’t be affected. And I can customize profile and do some initial editing.  It’s been working great so far and I’m still studying more than AVCHD to FCP X conversion. I’m not convinced iMedia Converter does the best job. But it is the best for me. 

Below is a simple tutorial to convert Panasonic HC-W850M AVCHD to ProRes for FCP X.

Step1: Load Panasonic HC-W850M AVCHD file

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load source video. You can also directly drag files to the program. 

Step2: Click the format bar and select "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" for Final Cut Pro

Step3: Set audio and video profile

You can click “Settings” to set up video size, frame rate, bitrates and other settings. 

Step 4: Conversion

The iMedia Converter for Mac is intuitive. Conversion time is also affected by the power of your CPU and the memory.

// Convert Panasonic HX-A500 4K video to ProRes MOV for FCP//

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How to import Panasonic HX-A500 4K 25P video to FCP? An easy-to-handle solution is to convert Panasonic HX-A500 4K to FCP Supported 1080P ProRes. 

Panasonic HX-A500 Review
The Panasonic HX-A500 make a jump to 4K video recording (3820 x 2160) and achieve this at frame rates of 30/25 fps puts it ahead of the current generation of GoPro which can only record 4K video at a more limiting 15 fps. When not shooting in 4K, the HX-A500 has options for Full HD 1080p at 60/50 fps, 720p at 120/100 fps and 848 x 480 at 240/200 fps. 

In order to solve “FCP can’t import 4k video” issue , iMedia Converter for Mac is a stable, fast and safe Panasonic HX-A500 4K to FCP Converter. This program is the best one to keep audio and video sync without rendering time and file size enlargement when bring 25P/30P 4K video to iMovie, as well as 60/50 fps Full HD footage. Moreover, you can convert 3D 4K video to MOV, MKV, MP4, WMV, and Xvid AVI with high quality. 

Below is a simple tuotial to convert Panasonic HX-A500 4K to ProRes for Final Cut Pro. Let’s take a look!

Step 1. load Panasonic HX-A500 4K files, you can add multiple files at one time.


Step2.  choose the “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)” files as the output 

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Step3. Customize video specs. (Optional)

Step4: Conversion.

// Import MXF content to Final Cut Pro X with 4 Channels of Audio//

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I’m having trouble transcoding my MXF files into 4-channels of audio. I fed an XLR based shotgun mic + (1) wireless lav into my Canon C300. Now I get a little confused. I’m hoping to import mxf content to final cut pro x with 4 channels of audio preserved. Is it possible? Is it needed to convert MXF to Pro Res?

Mostly we choose converting MXF for Final Cut using Apple ProRes. However, the problem os many conversion tools will mix all audio tracks into one or losing ore or two tracks. With TransMXF Pro for Mac, you can easily export 2, 4, 8 or more audio tracks from MXF to FCP. You can preserve all audio streams from source MXF or selectively preserve desired tracks.

Below is a simple tutorial to convert MXF to ProRes with 4 audio channels

Step1: Add C300 4-track audio MXF file to TransMXF Pro for Mac

Click “add video” icon or drag and drop MXF files into file area.

Step2: select multi-track ProRes MOV as the output format

Click the “format” and choose the b]”Multi-track Video -> Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ(*.mov)” files as the output format for FCP. Multi-track Apple ProRes 422 HQ offers the utmost possible audio and video quality for post-production in FCP.

Step3: Set audio and video profile

Before C300 4-audio track MXF to ProRes 422 MOV conversion, you can adjust audio and video profile for certain needs of post-production. Then you should ensure that all audio tracks in original MXF recordings are checked.

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Step4: Click “Convert” to  transcode MXF file with 4-channels of audio preserved 

You can easily learn the conversion progress from the progress bar. After conversion completed, you can click “Open output folder” icon to locate the output multi-track ProRes HQ MOV videos.

// Convert 1080P MTS to ProRes 422 HQ at 29.97 fps for FCP X//

Many HD camcorder users often search the internet for answers to questions, like how to convert the AVCHD MTS files for FCP X? And how to bring 1080P MTS clips to FCP X with all of them into one clip? How to convert 1080P MTS to 29.97fps ProRes 422 HQ for FCP X?

Many conversion tools have no options to freely set frame rates and advanced profile settings. Comparatively, iMedia Converter for Mac is the best with the intuitive workflow and advanced profile settings for different editing systems and media players. This program offers an option to set video frame rates as 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60. I never find any other converters have the same output. Besides, I can also video size, audio tracks, bitrates, audio frame rates and other settings. 

Moreover, the iMedia Converter allows you convert 50i 60i MTS to ProRes MOV with bad interlace removed. Want to convert 4k MTS  to FCP X ? It is also possible! You can either keep original 4k resolution or output 1920x1080 ProRes for FCP.

Here are 4 steps, really easy to to transcode MTS to Pro Res 422 HQ at 29.97 frame rate. Let’s take a look!

Step1. Load 1080P MTS videos

Click “add video” or “add folder” to load source video. You can also drag & drop directly. 

Step2. Choose output formats

Click the format bar and select "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)" for Final Cut Pro. Apple ProRes 422 HQ is recommended for better video quality. 

Step3. Set audio frame rates at 29.97

You can set audio frame rate at 29.97 and audio bitrate as high quality to keep high audio and video quality of output ProRes 422 HQ MOV at 29.97 frame rate for FCP X for post-production in FCP X. 

Step4. Conversion

Click the convert button to transcode 1080P MTS to ProRes 422 HQ MOV at 29.97fps for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

// Import Alexa Arri camera file to After Effects-Convert XML MXF to MOV//

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How can I import Alexa Arri camera files to After Effects CS6? The camera files including mxf, sun ans xml. I tried to convert XML MXF into QuickTime MOV and I also tried H.264 MP4 - basically any file which I can use in After Effects. When the conversion ended there was a .mov file, but it was only 4kb and when I click to open it opens Quicktime, comes up with the button panel (play, stop etc) but no screen to play the footage. Are these conversion software downloads usually more reliable than this?

XML just sidecar metadata files generated by the camera vendor with MXF footage, they don’t import as assets by themselves. So our task is mainly to convert MXF to Effects CS6 supported formats. TransMXF is the most reliable conversion software I used by far. One highligt that appreciate is the frame rate is high up to 48000 Hz while uncompressed QT render is only 8000 Hz CC in CC. For some reason, AE has been generating all sorts of MXF video dropouts lately, especially when audio render is set to ‘auto’. 

Here I would like to share my successful experience on importing Arri camera MXF to After Effects.

Step1. Import MXF files

You can just load MXF video folder from Alexa Arri camera. The XML won’t make difference on MXF video and audio.

Step2. Choose output format.

Click the “Format” option in the main interface to choose QuickTime Movie Format > DVCPRO-NTSC (*.mov) as output format.

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Step3. Set advanced profile

Here you can set audio sample rate up to 48000 HZ. You can also customize bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc.

Step4: Conversion.

// How to import XML MXF into Premiere Pro CC without error//

I have been given some footages on an EXT HD in XML/MXF format and when I try to import XML MXF into Premiere Pro CC, I got a little problem. There are 37 XML files, and 37 MXF files, so it seems they correlate perfectly. Should I just disregard those XMLs? Should I be using these MXFs instead?

The screenshoots are below.

When importing XML to Premiere, it says “The Importer reporter a generic error.”


When import Video folder (another screen shot below), there are dozens of MXF files.  These import but when I check the samples I found some files with audio ahend of video.

Later, I learn that these XMLs aren’t to be imported.  XML just sidecar metadata files generated by the camera vendor with MXF footage, they don’t import as assets by themselves. So the big problem now is how to solve audio playback out of sync issue. Some guys suggest me to convert XML MXF to Premiere native AVC MOV. I donwload serveral conversion tools. Among them, TransMXF Pro for Mac is best to keep converted MXF video and audio in sync. Conversion is intuitive. The pite is the watermark with the trail version. 


After some time, when I need to convert XML MXF to Final Cut Pro with all 4 audio tracks preserved. I realize the Pro is what I need. It is better than any others to keep audio tracks and keep audio/video synchronization.

Below is 4 steps to convert XML MXF to Premiere.

Step1: Load MXF material 

Just load MXF video folder to this XML MXF to Adobe Premiere Converter.



Step2: select output format

Click “Format” drop-down list to locate all the profile; choose the “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MOV (AVC) (*.mov) “. This option offers video profile optimized for NLE editing. You can also choose WMV and MPE-2.

Step3: Set audio and video profile

You can click “Settings” to set up video size, frame rate, bitrates and other settings. 

Step 4: Conversion

Click “Conversion” icon that the TransMXF Pro for Mac will transcode XML MXF to Premiere CC supported MOV. With just a click on “Open output folder”, you can locate the export MOV quickly.

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